With little fanfare, DC Public Library has created an iPhone App that allows patrons to search their catalog and reserve a book. More than 3500 patrons have already downloaded it. DC may well be the first library system in the country to do an iPhone App. Plans are already underway to create a Facebook App: Hey iPhoners: Download the D.C. Public Library App!
The app was dreamed up by Chris Tonjes, chief information officer and IT Director at DCPL. Check out dclibrarylabs.org to see some innovative things he’s doing with his team, including their content creation stations, bridging the participation gap in Web 2.0.