NC State University Libraries Mobile

The redesigned site provides access to library-oriented services for users of mobile, web-enabled devices.


The redesigned NC State University Libraries Mobile website, launched on December 9, 2011, builds on the success of the earlier mobile website that has served the Libraries since October 30, 2009.  This service builds on the earlier work done for the MobiLIB project.

How We Did It

Using a lightly customized implementation of the jQuery Mobile framework, the team set out to design a mobile website that could serve current needs, but be flexible enough to grow as demand for mobile services changes and increases.

It is important to note that smart decisions made as part of earlier non-mobile technical efforts at NC State University Libraries significantly contributed to the rapid development of this site. By utilizing existing APIs for services such as the catalog, library hours and computer availability, we were able to focus more time on optimizing the content for mobile devices.



Publications and Presentations

Sierra, T. (2010). "Opportunities for Mobile Enhanced Library Services and Collections",Digital Libraries a la Carte, International Ticer School, Tilburg, Netherlands, July 29, 2010.

Sierra, T. (2010). "Opportunities for Mobile Enhanced Library Services and Collections",Johns Hopkins University Libraries Assembly 2010, Baltimore, MD, May 21, 2010.

Woodbury, D. and Casden, J. (2010). "Get Started with Mobile Web Applications"NCSU OIT Lunch & Learn, May 18, 2010. [handout]

Woodbury, D. and Casden, J. (2010). "Providing Mobile Web Library Services"The Education Institute, April 20, 2010.

Woodbury, D., Casden, J. and Wust, M. (2010). "Mobilizing the Library: Beyond the Catalog"The Handheld Librarian Online Conference II, February 18, 2010.

Woodbury, D. and Wust, M. (2010). "NCSU Libraries Mobile Projects", LAUNC-CH Panel Discussion: How Libraries Are Going Mobile: Mobile Web Initiatives at Duke, NCSU and UNC, February 11, 2010.

Woodbury, D. and Casden, J. (2010). "Library in Your Pocket: Strategies and Techniques for Developing Successful Mobile Services"EDUCAUSE Live!, January 20, 2010.

Sierra, T. (2009). "Mobile Library Projects at North Carolina State University"Coalition for Networked Information Fall 2009 Task Force Meeting, Washington, DC, December 15, 2009.