THE TECH SET® #1-10
Ellyssa Kroski (Editor)
Be on the cutting edge with The Tech Set: Ten practical, fast-paced field guides to today's hottest new technologies for information professionals- copublished with the prestigious Library and Information Technology Association (LITA, a division of the American Library Association).
Edited by sought-after educator, emerging-technology information consultant, and librarian, Ellyssa Kroski, these start-to-finish primers will have you ready to implement all the essential technologies and tools you need to deliver outstanding new services and remain relevant in the digital age.
All ten Tech Set titles follow a clear five-step learning approach to make new concepts easy to implement in your library
Learn how to integrate cutting-edge technology with library services. Because you'll receive time-saving step-by-step coaching from your Tech Set author, you'll have time to learn new skills and complete current tasks.
Plan and Implement a New Web 2.0 Technology Today. Because the Tech Set is written by librarians and for librarians, you don't have to go it alone in mapping out the ways to actually use new Web 2.0 technology in your library. With an outline of implementation steps and a planning timeline you'll have a clear path to follow as you launch new services.
Apply the Social Marketing Techniques Used by the Pros. Have you ever launched a new service or capability only to find it undiscovered or under used? Your Tech Set author, will coach you through proven outreach tactics to attract and satisfy new users. Learn new ways to integrate new Web 2.0 technologies into your libraries current marketing approach and discover innovative new ways to increase your libraries visibility and presence in the community.
Follow Best Practices Established by Library Innovators. You don't need to spend hours on research. Tech Set authors give you a complete, round-up of best practices to increase you library's success rate and speed you towards realizing the Web 2.0 service benefits. With this inspiration, they enable you to focus instead on emulating then adapting best practices to the unique needs of your library customers. Plus with " best practices" you will have a quick-reference source of answers for years to come.
Measure Your Success. Where's the payoff? The Tech Set provides ways to measure results and demonstrate them to library administrators who may be skeptical. There is nothing better than a well-documented and measureable success story to attract more users and more funding.
Every title is accompanied by author wikis, located at http://techset.wetpaint.com packed with new advice and recommended resources. Plus you can hear these gurus' own words by listening to the Tech Set podcasts, where authors discuss their books, current research, and the latest developments in their fields.