the Innovations Officer in the Research and Innovations Team in the Open University Library & Learning Resources Centre. She is primarily responsible for running the Digilab, which is a staff development resource in the library for Open University staff, giving them the opportunity to get hands-on with a range of educational technologies. Keren also undertakes horizon scanning around technologies that could be used to improve library services, such as mobile technologies, social networking software and gaming. She is an active user of social networks and can be found on [http:// twitter. com/ mirya Twitter] , [http://www. flickr. com/ penga_librarian Flickr], [http:// del.icio.us/ penga_librarian Del.icio.us] and others. |+|
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|−|== Papers and publications == |+|
|−|* MILLS, K., 2009. [http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/m-libraries-2009-rpt/At the event:The Second International m-Libraries Conference]. ' 'Ariadne'', (60),. |+|
|−|* Mills, Keren (2009) [http:// arcadiaproject. lib.cam.ac.uk/ publications.html M-Libraries: Information on the Move]. Arcadia Programme, Cambridge. |+|
|−|* Mills, Keren, Scantlebury, Non and Thomas, Rhodri (2008). [http://oro.open.ac.uk/ 12831/ Digilab: a case study in encouraging mobile learning through library innovation. ] In: Needham, Gill and Ally, Mohamed eds. ''M-libraries: libraries on the move to provide virtual access''. Facet, pp. 229–242. |+|
|−|* Mills, Keren and Thomas, Rhodri (2008). [http://oro.open.ac.uk/12833/ Mobile Digiquest: Developing rich media reflective practitioners] , ''Handheld Learning 2008'', 13th-15th October 2008, London, UK |+|
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Keren Mills is a qualified librarian who has been involved in service development and innovation for the Open University Library Services since 2004. A notable achievement was the creation of the Digilab, an informal space for hands-on exploration of educational technologies which was open to all OU staff. Her current role is a mixture of project work and day to day management of the library website with a particular focus on improving the quality of the site through supporting content editors and undertaking usability testing. Much of her project work has focussed on the development of mobile library services, including the MACON project in 2012. Usability and user experience have also become a major focus and recent work has included researching student requirements for library personalisation tools in 2013.
Keren's Twitter name is @mirya.
Papers and publications