Using Web 2.0 Applications in Technical Services

An ALCTS Webcast.

This webcast 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, 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.

Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in the topic is welcome to participate.


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.


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