Building your Library Career with Web 2.0 by Julia Gross

By Julia Gross

Many pros within the Library and data companies (LIS) quarter are utilizing internet 2.0 to bring content material and attaining out to hook up with library clients. This ebook applies those applied sciences to aid form your personal profession improvement plan. elevated on-line connectivity has spread out new possibilities for pros to community, examine and develop of their careers; in a web international, the place many folks have a electronic footprint already, new principles follow. This readable consultant builds at the sturdy beginning of prior library profession books. The social networking instruments defined will complement the normal equipment of occupation improvement. Chapters supply recommendation and useful examples, displaying the best way to use net 2.0 applied sciences in our careers together with: how one can improve your talents; development expert networks; constructing a favorable on-line presence.

  • Provides clean rules on development networks to outlive and thrive within the electronic profession space
  • Covers the hazards and possibilities of getting an internet presence
  • Provides an internet 2.0 toolkit for autonomous learning

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Besides, are not most of the online conversations on Facebook or Twitter social, rather than professional, in nature? And who has time for these time wasting diversions? These are some of the objections to social networking that come up regularly. I will address these objections initially below. Furthermore, throughout the book I will provide career reasons for incorporating these and other networks into professional practice. The OCLC report Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World (2007) found that US library managers were less likely than the general public to use social networking sites.

Some impressive LinkedIn facts as of mid-2010 (source LinkedIn blog): ■ LinkedIn has over 70 million members; ■ network members are found in over 200 countries; ■ LinkedIn has about 4 million members in the UK; ■ LinkedIn has around 1 million members in Australia; ■ 80 per cent of companies in the United States use LinkedIn to find staff; ■ all Fortune 500 company executives are LinkedIn members. 0 ■ three levels of premium business LinkedIn accounts, which have additional features such as greater tools for networking, finding contacts and communicating.

Should we not be wary of their obvious commercial imperative? Besides, are not most of the online conversations on Facebook or Twitter social, rather than professional, in nature? And who has time for these time wasting diversions? These are some of the objections to social networking that come up regularly. I will address these objections initially below. Furthermore, throughout the book I will provide career reasons for incorporating these and other networks into professional practice. The OCLC report Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World (2007) found that US library managers were less likely than the general public to use social networking sites.

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