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Troy Anton Swanson

Born: 1976 in Cambridge, IL
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: 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.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Troy Anton Swanson on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Managing social media in libraries :
ISBN: 1843347113 OCLC: 851643751

Chandos Pub., Oxford : 2012.

"This book is an argument for making social media fit your library. Managing Social Media in Libraries explores the developing information environment, collaboration among library organizations, and ways social media may convert the loose connections between library staff members into meaningful cooperation. 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. The argument here is that social media in your library must make sense for your library. It is about weighing needs and resources and considering how staff members work as an organization, because this book is not really about technology at all. It is about people, interaction and engagement."--Publisher.

Why white rice? :
ISBN: 0757582028 OCLC: 778446002

Kendall Hunt Pub., Dubuque, IA : ©2010.