The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide to 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools and Other Resources by Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis.
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Terms &Conditions of access and use can be found at http://www.tandfonline.com/page/terms-and-conditions</p><p>http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wpsq20http://www.tandfonline.com/action/showCitFormats?doi=10.1080/15228959.2012.700241http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15228959.2012.700241http://www.tandfonline.com/page/terms-and-conditionshttp://www.tandfonline.com/page/terms-and-conditions</p></li><li><p>to any professional collection. It is highly recommended for both public andacademic libraries of all sizes.</p><p>Beatriz F. FernandezReference Librarian</p><p>Florida International UniversityMiami, FL, USA</p><p>THE CYBRARIANS WEB: AN A-Z GUIDE TO 101 FREE WEB 2.0 TOOLS ANDOTHER RESOURCES. Peltier-Davis, Cheryl Ann. Medford, NJ: InformationToday, 2012, xxv 486 pp., $49.50, ISBN 978-1-57387-427-4.</p><p>In this age of continually increasing rapid technological change, one mightthink that a print book about Web 2.0 tools would be instantly out of date oncethe book hits the shelves. This assumption, however, belies the fact that whiletools change, the web itself is increasing in sheer volume. It is daunting for theaverage person to keep up with the constantly growing list of new web tools.</p><p>This is the beauty of The Cybrarians Web. Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis hascompiled an excellent catalogue of 101 free or low-cost Web 2.0 applicationsthat all types of libraries can use. The entries range from the familiar (mostlibrarians have probably at least heard of Library Thing) to the esoteric (takea look at Animoto, a potential tool for spicing up library instruction sessions).The use of the term catalog describes the book well, because Peltier-Davishas deftly utilized her cataloging skills to curate an excellent collection ofsome of the most useful web 2.0 tools available to libraries. The fact that theseare free or low cost is a boon, particularly in these economically trying times.</p><p>The book is organized by listing the tools in alphabetical order, withsubheadings that help to identify what the tool is primarily used for, includ-ing social networking, productivity, photo and video hosting service, and soforth. Each entry provides an overview, lists features, and describes how thetool can be used by cybrarians. Helpful pictures of each tool interface areincluded, along with brief FYI sections for additional information and a listof references. The How Cybrarians Can Use This Resource sections areparticularly useful, as one can see examples of how the tool is being usedby librarians.</p><p>The book includes several helpful appendices: Appendix I providespointers for keeping up with new Web 2.0 resources, Appendix II offers aglossary of Web 2.0 terms, and Appendix III provides links to the resourcesmentioned in the book. An index provides quick access for readers that wantto jump quickly to particular topics.</p><p>The Cybrarians Web pulls together tools that you have probably heardof (but may learn more about) as well as tools that you probably were not</p><p>Professional Reading 249</p><p>Dow</p><p>nloa</p><p>ded </p><p>by [</p><p>Cor</p><p>nell </p><p>Uni</p><p>vers</p><p>ity L</p><p>ibra</p><p>ry] </p><p>at 2</p><p>1:49</p><p> 17 </p><p>Nov</p><p>embe</p><p>r 20</p><p>14 </p></li><li><p>aware of. Peltier-Davis provides a great service by compiling these into aneasily accessible catalog, but she cannot escape the rapid change of theweb, either. Given the sudden popularity of Pinterest as an example, onecan already see a need for The Cybrarians Web, Vol. II.</p><p>Todd BrunsInstitutional Repository Librarian</p><p>Eastern Illinois UniversityCharleston, IL, USA</p><p>LIBRARY MANAGEMENT TIPS THAT WORK. Smallwood, Carol, ed. Chicago,IL: ALA Editions, 2011, xv 190 pp., $55.00, ISBN 978-0-8389-1121-1.</p><p>This book is an anthology covering all the different spectrums of librarian-ship: academic, public, special, and school. It is a collection of tips and casestudies on a number of different topics, and it is meant to help librarians whoare new to management as well as those who have been doing it for a longtime.</p><p>The book is divided into five parts consisting of 48 chapters. The fiveparts are The Manager Role, Running a Library, Information Technology,Staff, and Public Relations. There are 10 chapters under The Manager Role,consisting of topics such as time management, creating manuals, servingstudents of generational poverty, protecting your library from employmentdiscrimination claims, managing emergencies, creating a staff accountabilitysystem, planning ahead, building an off-campus library, manager versuscoordinator roles, and communication and staff awareness in a branchlibrary.</p><p>There are 12 chapters under Running a Library, discussing issues such asASSURE-ing your collection, dealing with unreturned library materials, col-laboration for library collection acquisitions, community partnerships in arecession, mentorship and leadership, managing a student-centric servicefor nontraditional users, managing overnight, managing more than oneschool library with one professional, merging multiple service points, grantwriting management, using retired individuals as volunteers, and weedingas affective response.</p><p>Under Information Technology there are nine chapters: Facebook forstudent assistants, using blogs for communication, using Google Apps, infor-mation technology at the reference desk, using SharePoint, using virtual toolsfor management, session control software for community users, friending onFacebook, and using wikis.</p><p>Under Staff, there are 11 topics on issues like managing multiple genera-tions in the workplace, hiring and training graduate assistants, managing for</p><p>250 Professional Reading</p><p>Dow</p><p>nloa</p><p>ded </p><p>by [</p><p>Cor</p><p>nell </p><p>Uni</p><p>vers</p><p>ity L</p><p>ibra</p><p>ry] </p><p>at 2</p><p>1:49</p><p> 17 </p><p>Nov</p><p>embe</p><p>r 20</p><p>14 </p></li></ul>