I hadn’t used any of these suggested apps and decided to try Haiku Deck. It was very easy to use – making the sample deck was slick (one of the better introductions on how to use a program that I’ve seen). When I tried making another deck on my own, I only needed to use the help on one item (and the help actually told me what I wanted to know on the first answer screen). One caution – the app currently only lets you build decks on an iPad – the smaller mobile app will access already completed decks.
Here's a sample deck that I put together as a quick tourist guide to the town where I live:
Ely Visit - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
I can see this being a very useful tool in the library. It would be particularly good as a quick way to make tutorials for people on commonly asked questions – which could then be posted to our website or used as part of a class. I may even use it for the “forensic library skills” course that we are offering to elementary students this summer since using a screen tends to get kids attention quicker than just explaining something out loud.