Wednesday, August 10, 2011

iLibrarian: What Librarians Offer in the Social Media World

Steve Petersen at the Bivings Report follows up his The Internet has made you an honorary librarian post with this one titled Librarians offer plenty in a social media world. He lists the following ways that librarians and information professionals add value to today’s social Web:
  1. Confronting the filters that search engines use to narrow our browsing experience
  2. Finding less accessible information
  3. Searching better — even using those pesky library databases
  4. Improving tagging
  5. Understanding intellectual property issues
  6. Compiling lists of reliable sources of information
  7. Teaching information literacy

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