Trends and Best Practices to Ease Mobile Technology Integration

December 2, 2015

With 69% of library patrons using mobile applications to access information, it is more important than ever for libraries to have a mobile strategy. However, done incorrectly, the implementation can take an enormous toll on library staff and budgets and adversely affect the user experience. Learn about mobile-user engagement and emerging technologies that are important considerations in the development of your mobile strategy, helping ensure your choices align with your library’s mission and the patrons you serve. You’ll hear the real-world experiences of Carson Block, a highly-regarded library technology expert, and Tony Medrano, President of Boopsie, the industry leader in providing mobile apps for libraries.


  1. Trends in mobile device utilization
  2. How an app, website and responsively designed website are unique, yet complementary
  3. How to integrate and leverage technology to meet patron expectations
  4. Important considerations in the development of your technology plan
  5. Suggestions for data collection to measure impact of technology integration


Presentation Slides

Q&A Log


Carson Block

Carson Block

Library Consultant at Carson Block Consulting
Carson Block has led, managed and supported library technology efforts for more than 20 years. His efforts at his first library position at the Loveland, Colorado Public Library (beginning in 1994) resulted in the first broadband Internet connection and public access computers for the library. Carson brings a user-centered technological perspective, with an emphasis on solutions that are both transparent and powerful, with some “gee whiz” thrown into the mix. Carson also teaches a library technology management class accredited by the American Library Association.
Tony Medrano

Tony Medrano

Tony Medrano is President of Boopsie, the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide. Tony has been involved in a number of entrepreneurial businesses throughout his career and has spent the last 15 years leading technology and Internet companies. Tony received his MBA and JD from Stanford and his BA from Harvard University. He has a Master’s degree in Education Administration from Teachers’ College at Columbia University, taught a class at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business for 5 years and is a certified public school teacher in Massachusetts and New York. He also served as an Engineering & Operations Officer in the U.S. Navy aboard a guided missile destroyer.


Angie Schoeneck

Angie Schoeneck

Growth Strategy Manager at Demco, Inc.
Angie is the Growth Strategy Manager at Demco. She focuses on the evolving needs and trends in education and library environments, their patrons and communities, and translating these into relevant products and services. She has an extensive background in new product development, product management and business process improvement.