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Building Your Library Career with Web 2.0 by Julia Gross

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Networking for your LIS career

Abstract:

This chapter discusses networking, one of the cornerstones of the LIS career. It highlights the crucial role that networks play in professional learning and development. The chapter describes three functions of professional networks: (1) to provide support; (2) to enable professionals to exert influence; and (3) to facilitate professional learning. The chapter explains new learning theories for the digital environment and how these apply to LIS professional development. It describes the personal learning network approach to career learning. The chapter also provides an overview of some Web 2.0 technologies that are useful for developing networks for career advancement and progress.

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