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Keeping up to date and being competent

Abstract:

This chapter highlights the importance of keeping up to date with professional information in LIS. The chapter discusses the phenomenon of information overload and it provides some strategies to help cope with overload. The chapter focuses on some Web 2.0 technologies, such as blogs, for keeping up to date. It describes social bookmarking and how it can be used as a current awareness tool. The chapter concludes with some discussion of social media competencies for librarians working in the current Web 2.0 environment.

Key words

career

LIS professionals

librarians

Web 2.0

current awareness

information overload

library blogs

social bookmarking

social media competencies

LIS professionals work ...

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