"Libraries are creating lots of interesting and exciting options for their patrons with the proliferation of mobile technology. Many librarians are interested in finding ways to help patrons find new books while they are on the go and generally encouraging people to read. These tools allow typical readers’ advisory activities to extend beyond the walls of the library. Two new tools in this area are excellent examples..."
I've tried Flipboard and Pulse. Next up to try... Zite and Google Currents.
"Among my favorite tools on the iPad? News apps. Recently, things got even better when some of the most popular news applications—Flipboard, Pulse, and Zite—released iPhone versions, and Google debuted its entry into the field: Google Currents. All attempt to replicate the look and feel of a magazine; swiping through screens to advance content does recall the satisfying turn of an actual page. You can also Tweet, email, or post a story to social sites using these free apps."
At the Washington D.C. public libraries, a newly-created iPad app is being tested by librarians and library technicians at its 25 neighborhood branches to help with common daily tasks, such as circulating books, making computer reservations and checking up on programs.