THE TECH SET® NAMED “BEST BOOK IN LIBRARY LITERATURE” Wednesday, Mar 16 2011
March 15, 2011—THE TECH SET®, created and edited by Ellyssa Kroski and co-published by Neal-Schuman Publishers and the Library Information Technology Association (LITA), is the winner of the 2011 Greenwood Publishing Group Award for the Best Book in Library Literature, the American Library Association announced yesterday. The Award committee praised the “creative, innovate approach” of this ten-volume primer that shows librarians how to employ new technologies to create, deliver, and market new user services.
The committee further lauded the series for “covering a wide variety of timely topics, providing a way to keep the topics updated and interactive, and for being written in an easy-to-understand manner for readers both at the beginning of their quest for information and those more advanced who want an overview and updated information online.”
THE TECH SET® includes ten printed books, ten wikis, and ten podcasts that cover topics such as social networking, mobile technologies, blogging, webcasts, gaming, and other current technologies that aid and improve libraries. Each of the ten authors is a recognized expert in their field and their expertise in THE TECH SET® has met widespread acclaim. Library Journal wrote, “These books will become well-thumbed, dog-eared references for anyone charged with determining or implementing the next generation of patron services” (June 2010).
Contributing authors include Marshall Breeding (Next-Gen Library Catalogs), Jason Griffey (Mobile Technology and Libraries), Robin M. Hastings (Microblogging and Lifestreaming in Libraries), Thomas Sean Casserley Robinson (Library Videos and Webcasts), Lauren Pressley (Wikis for Libraries), Sarah Houghton-Jan (Technology Training in Libraries), Cliff Landis (A Social Networking Primer for Librarians), Steve Lawson (Library Camps and Unconferences), Kelly Nicole Czarnecki (Gaming in Libraries) and Connie Crosby (Effective Blogging for Libraries).
Kroski is the Emerging Technologies and Web Services Librarian at Barnard College as well as a writer, educator, international conference speaker, and blogger. She is an adjunct faculty member teaching emerging technologies at Long Island University, Pratt Institute, and San Jose University.
“We congratulate Ellyssa and the ten TECH SET® authors on this much-deserved recognition. There’s no question that the expert guidance in these books is helping librarians across the country use technology to develop new services that strengthen both their library and their community,” said Neal-Schuman Director of Publishing, Charles Harmon.
About Neal-Schuman Publishers
Founded in 1976, Neal-Schuman Publishers is based in New York City with offices in London, UK. Neal-Schuman is a leading publisher of professional and academic titles in all areas of library and information studies.
As the center of expertise about information technology, the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) leads in exploring and enabling new technologies to empower libraries.
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