Building Your Library Career with Web 2.0


  • Julia Gross, 1

Many professionals in the Library and Information Services (LIS) area are using Web 2.0 to deliver content and reaching out to connect with library users. This book applies these technologies to help shape your own career development plan. Increased online connectivity has opened up new opportunities for professionals to network, learn and grow in their careers; in an online world, where many of us have a digital footprint already, new rules apply. This readable guide builds on the solid foundation of previous library career books. The social networking tools described will supplement the traditional methods of career development. Chapters provide advice and practical examples, showing how to use Web 2.0 technologies in our careers including: ways to enhance your skills; building professional networks; developing a positive online presence.
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Library and information professionals; Library science students


Book information

  • Published: November 2011
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-651-7


Written in an informal style, this practical guide is suited to both new and established LIS professionals who are unfamiliar with this subject area., An Leabharlann: The Irish Library
A great deal of detailed information is presented about Web 2.0 technologies with direct professional relevance, including explanations, step by step instructions, useful web links and practical examples., Australian Academic & Research Libraries

Table of Contents

Web 2.0 and your library career; Social networking sites and your library career; Using Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter for your career; Personal marketing for your career; Privacy, social networking and your career; Lifelong learning and your career; Web 2.0 professional development for your library career; Networking for your LIS career; E-mentoring for career development; Keeping up to date and being competent.