Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals
By Ellyssa Kroski
Neil-Schuman Publishers | November 2007 | 200 pp.| 1-55570-614-2 | $75
Here is a book that will help public, school, and academic librarians take advantage of Web 2.0 technologies. Using an easy-to-understand writing style, author Ellyssa Kroski provides librarians and information professionals with a detailed look at the latest and hottest technologies. She provides innovative, real-world examples of libraries which are using these technologies to enhance their online presence, showcase services and increase patronage – as well as helpful, illustrative screenshots. Whether to create a book review blog, social bookmark collection, subject specific RSS feed, or a specialized search engine, librarians will find this guide invaluable for promoting their services in a digital age and attracting even the most tech-savvy of patrons.
Ellyssa Kroski is a Reference Librarian for Columbia University as well as an independent Information Consultant, national conference speaker, and adjunct faculty member for Long Island University's LIS program. She has been working with Information and Internet technologies for over 10 years and specializes in Web 2.0 technology. Ellyssa holds an MLIS degree from Long Island University and authors the blog InfoTangle at [http://infotangle.blogsome.com/].
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