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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Troy Anton Swanson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1976 in Cambridge, IL

-- Troy Anton Swanson on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

I was born in Kewanee, Illinois and grew up in Cambridge, Illinois. I attended Augustana College in Rock Island as an undergraduate and finished by Master's Degree at Dominican University in River Forest.

Biographical and Professional Information

Troy A. Swanson is Teaching & Learning Librarian and Library Department Chair at Moraine Valley Community College in the USA. Troy has managed the library’s web presence since the year 2000. He implemented his library’s blogs in 2004 using a content management approach, and the library’s first podcasts for cultural events in 2006. He has published on the library website design and usability in the Journal of Academic Librarianship and Internet Reference Services Quarterly. Troy also writes as a guest author on the Tame the Web blog. His Ph.D. dissertation focused on the management of Web 2.0 in higher education. He has also written on information literacy instruction for college students.

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Titles At Your Library

Managing Social Media in Libraries: Finding Collaboration, Coordination, and Focus (Chandos Publishing Social Media Series)
ISBN: 1843347113

Chandos Publishing. 2012

Web 2.0 first created a scramble among librarians to participate in Facebook, YouTube, blogs, and other social media applications, and the turn is now towards management and consolidation. Managing Social Media in Libraries explores the developing information environment, the collaboration among library organizations, and the ways social media may convert the loose connections between library staff members. The book takes librarians beyond the mechanics of using social media, and establishes a framework to move library managers and leaders toward making social media effective. Managing Social Media in Libraries is structured around key topics in this area, including: refocusing after the first use of Web 2.0 library organisations as loosely coupled systems social media within such systems defining a purpose for the use of social media connecting messages and tools and integrating social media into standard websites.

  • Provides practical ways of thinking about social media for library managers and leaders
  • Provides examples of policies, workflows, and uses of social media tools for library managers and leaders
  • Defines organizations as coordinated systems and discusses how social media tools can emphasize the benefits of coordination

Why White Rice? Thinking Through Writing
ISBN: 0757582028

Kendall Hunt Publishing. 2010


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