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By Julia Gross

Many pros within the Library and knowledge companies (LIS) sector are utilizing net 2.0 to bring content material and achieving out to connect to library clients. This ebook applies those applied sciences to assist form your personal occupation improvement plan. elevated on-line connectivity has spread out new possibilities for execs to community, examine and develop of their careers; in an internet international, the place many people have a electronic footprint already, new ideas observe. This readable consultant builds at the reliable beginning of earlier library occupation books. The social networking instruments defined will complement the conventional tools of occupation improvement. Chapters offer recommendation and functional examples, exhibiting the right way to use net 2.0 applied sciences in our careers together with: how one can increase your talents; development specialist networks; constructing a good on-line presence.

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

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For example, in some African countries, such as Botswana and Namibia, mobile phone usage is comparatively high (Kujawski, 2009). All this amounts to a revolution – a global, social network of ideas, information, conversations and friendships. However, we need to examine what this really means for us as library and information professionals. 0 Why should librarians be interested in social networking? Previously, the only professional networks worth considering for our career development were the informal networks of colleagues and the formal networks, such as the professional library associations and societies.

0 Why should librarians be interested in social networking? Previously, the only professional networks worth considering for our career development were the informal networks of colleagues and the formal networks, such as the professional library associations and societies. Today, additionally, we have many commercial social networks. Admittedly, these have been set up as business enterprises, but they can be harnessed to supplement the traditional methods of networking. With half a billion people on Facebook alone (and the figures keep climbing), social media sites have become a goldmine for their developers.

When writing your summary, add some pertinent keywords relating to your work interests, as this will help employers to find you via the LinkedIn search. 1. LinkedIn adding connections The LinkedIn site suggests that you accept connections only to people you know personally. However, you are not obliged to follow this advice because some social networking gurus disagree with LinkedIn’s recommendation on this point. Who to add as connections will depend on where you are in your career journey. 1 LinkedIn profile other early-career colleagues, tutors or lecturers or library managers.

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