ALCTS webinar: Using Web 2.0 Applications in Technical Services

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Description: This webinar builds on the lively e-forum discussion “Using Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance Technical Services Work” held in May 2010. The presentation will familiarize participants with blogs, wikis, tagging, RSS feeds, Instant Messaging (IM), and Google applications, and demonstrate how they can be used to facilitate communication and streamline workflows in technical services. The presentation will also explain how to overcome some of the pitfalls in adopting new technologies, including “technolust,” and examine techniques for encouraging employees to adopt new technologies.

Presenter: Julie Swierczek is a Technical Services Specialist at Salve Regina University’s McKillop Library where she is responsible for all of the library’s cataloging as well as for managing the print serials collection; she also does freelance cataloging. She has worked in large and small academic libraries in circulation, reserves, and cataloging. She holds a BA in History and Philosophy from Rosemont College and an MA in Philosophy from Miami University of Ohio. She is currently enrolled in the MS in LIS at the University of Illinois

Date: September 29, 2010
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.

To register, complete the online registration form at for the session you would like to attend.

Group Rates – ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $99
Individuals – ALCTS Members: $39;
Non-Members: $49

Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate. The one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or

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