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Library 2.0: A Guide to Participatory Library Service

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Library 2.0: A Guide to Participatory Library Service

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* * * Library 2.0: A Guide to Participatory Library Service by Michael E. Casey and Laura C. Savastinuk ISBN: 978-1 -57387-297-3 Published: 2007 Pages: 172 pp.; softcover Price: $29.50

Available from: Information Today, Inc., 143 Old Marlton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055; (609) 654-6266; www.lnfotoday.com

This is not a technology book, as you might assume as soon as you see the ubiquitous "2.0" designation. It is a strategy book to show how you can use Web 2.0 technologies in your library to provide better services for your patrons. The focus is on change management and how to get the new ideas accepted by staff and management rather than how to use the technologies themselves.

The authors, both librarians at the Gwinnett (Ga.) County Public Library, draw from both personal experience and from the responses of 365 library workers to a survey on "Libraries, Librarians, and Change" to describe what is happening at libraries around the country. …

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