Chapter 9: Resources: Librarian’s Reading List 2.0 (Updated & Revised)

Librarian’s Book List
Anderson, Chris. The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More. Hyperion, 2006.

Beck, John C., & Mitchell Wade. Got Game: How the Gamer Generation Is Reshaping Business Forever. Harvard Business School Press, 2004.

Block, Marylaine. The Thriving Library: Successful Strategies for Challenging Times. InfoToday, 2007.

Casey, Michael E., & Laura C. Savastnuk. Library 2.0: A Guide to Participatory Library Service. InfoToday, 2007.

Courtney, Nancy, ed. Library 2.0 and Beyond: Innovative Technologies and Tomorrow’s User. Libraries Unlimited, 2007.

Durrance, Joan C., & Karen E. Fisher with Marian Bouch Hinton. How Libraries and Librarians Help: A Guide to Identifying User-Centered Outcomes. American Library Association, 2004.

Friedman, Thomas L. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century (updated & expanded). Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.

Jenkins, Henry. Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. New York University Press, 2006.

Jenkins, Henry. Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers: Media Consumers in a Digital Age. New York University Press, 2006.

Kusek, Dave, & Gerd Leonhard. The Future of Music: Manifesto for the Digital Music Revolution. Berklee Press, 2005.

Pink, Daniel. A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. Riverhead Trade, 2006.

Surowiecki, James. The Wisdom of Crowds. Anchor, 2005.

Tapscott, Don, & Anthony D. Williams. Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. Portfolio, 2006.

Weinberger, David. Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder. Times Books, 2007.

Cluetrain Manifesto
Locke, Christopher, Rick Levine, Doc Searles, & David Weinberger. The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual. Perseus Publishing, 2001. Note: Chapter 5 is Weinberger’s “The Hyperlinked Organization.” Also, check out the book’s Web site at

Library 2.0 & Librarian 2.0
Library 2.0 Reading List,

ALA TechSource Blog,

Boog, Jason. “Library 2.0 Movement Sees Benefits in Collaboration with Patrons,” Nov. 4, 2005,,1895,1881893,00.asp.

Blyberg, John. (2006). “11 Reasons Why Library 2.0 Exists and Matters,”, Jan. 9, 2006,

Casey, Michael. Library Crunch: Service for the Next Generation Library: A Library 2.0 Perspective,

Chad, Ken, & Paul Miller. “Do Libraries Matter? The Rise of Library 2.0.” Nov.

Harris, Christopher. “SL2.0: Synthesis 2.0,” Infomancy, Jan. 10, 2006,

Levine, Jenny. “Library 2.0 in the Real World.” ALA TechSource blog, Jan. 30, 2006,

OCLC. 2004 Information Format Trends, Content Not Containers. 2004,

Stephens, Michael. “5 Suggestions for Upgrading to Library 2.0 (or Some Easy Steps to Get Started … Really), Tame the Web: Libraries and Technology, Nov. 25, 2005,

Stephens, Michael. “Do Libraries Matter? On Library and Librarian 2.0,” ALA TechSource blog, Nov. 18, 205,

Stephens, Michael. “Into a New World of Librarianship,” Next Space no. 2 (2006); available online

West, Jessamyn. “Library 2.0: How Do You Share?”, Dec. 5, 2005,

Watson, Richard. “The Trendspotting Trend.” Fast, 2006,

Technology, Planning, Libraries, & Librarians
Abram, Stephen., & Judy Luther. “Born with the Chip.” Library Journal 129, no. 8 (May 1, 2004), 24–37.

Gordon, Rachel Singer. “Let’s Use the Technology We Live.” Library Journal 129, no. 3 (Feb. 15, 2004): 46.

Hage, Christine Lind, & Larry Neal. “Customer Service One Technology at a Time.” Library Journal Net Connect 128, no. 12 (July 15, 2003): 18–19.

Hayes, J., & Ian Baaske. “Preparing Staff for the Library of the Future.” Public Libraries 39, no. 5 (Sept./Oct. 2000): 280–285.

Huwe, Terence K. “Keep Those Web Skills Current.” Computers in Libraries 24, no. 8 (Sept. 2004): 40–42.

Jurewicz, Lynn, & Todd Cutler. High Tech, High Touch: Library Customer Service through Technology. Chicago: American Library Association, 2003.

King, David. “Planning for Wireless in Kansas City. Library Journal Net Connect 128, no. 7 (April 15, 2003), 12–13.

Levine, Jenny. “What Is a Shifted Librarian?” The Shifted Librarian, last update May 20, 2004,

Link, Terry. “Beneath the Surface: The Unintended Circumstances of Information Technology.” Journal of Library Administration 26, no. 3/4 (1999): 169–192.

Maxwell, Nancy Kalikow. “The Seven Deadly Sins of Library Technology.” American Libraries 35, no. 8 (Sept. 2004): 40–42.

Nelson, Sandra, & Diane Mayo. Wired for the Future: Developing Your Library Technology Plan. Chicago: American Library Association, 1999.

Stephens, Michael. “Technoplans vs. Technolust.” Library Journal 129, no. 18 (Nov. 1, 2004): 36–37.

Tennant, Roy. Strategies for Keeping Current. Library Journal 128, no. 15 (Sept. 15, 2003): 28.

Wilson, A. Paula. “Customer Service through Technology.” Public Libraries 43, no. 2 (March/April 2004): 94–96.

Social Software / Web 2.0 Tools (Generally)
Anderson, Chris. “People Power.” Wired 14, no. 7 (July 2006). Retrieved from

Stephens, Michael. (2006) The Promise of Web 2.0. American Libraries. 37, no. 9 (Oct. 2006): 32.

Stephens, Michael. “Web 2.0 & Libraries: Best Practices for Social Software.” Library Technology Reports 42, no. 4 (July/Aug. 2006).

Block, Marylaine. “Communicating off the Page.” Library Journal 126, no. 15 (Sept. 15, 2001): 50–52.Carver, Blake. “Is It Time to Get Blogging?” Library Journal Net Connect 128, no. 1 (Jan. 15, 2003): 30–32.

Clyde, Laurel A. “Library Weblogs.” Library Management 25, no. 4/5 (2004): 183–189.

Fichter, Darlene. Why and How to Use Blogs to Promote Your Library’s Services.” MLS: Marketing Library Services 17, no. 6 (Nov./Dec. 2003); available online at

Garrod, Penny. “Weblogs: Do They Belong in Libraries?” Ariadne 40 (July 2004); retrieved Sept. 24, 2004,

Goans, Doug, & Teri M. Vogel. “Building a Home for Library News with a Blog.” Computers in Libraries, 23, no. 10 (Nov./Dec. 2003): 20–26.

Harder, Geoffrey, & Randy Reichardt. “Throw Another Blog on the Wire: Libraries and the Weblogging Phenomena” Feliciter 49, no. 2 (2003): 85–88.

Huwe, Terence K. “Born to Blog.” Computers in Libraries 23, no. 10 (Nov./Dec. 2003): 44–45.

Kenney, Brian, & Michael Stephens. “Talkin’ Blogs”. Library Journal 130, no. 16 (Oct. 1, 2005): 25–27.

Nardi, B., D. Schiano, M. Gumbrecht, & L. Swartz. “Why We Blog.” Communications of the ACM 47, no. (2004): 41–46.

Rainie, Lee. “The State of Blogging.” Washington D.C.: PEW Internet & American Life Project, Jan. 2005.

Rosenbloom, A. “The Blogosphere.” Communications of the ACM 47, no. 12 (2004): 31–33.

Gordon, Rachel Singer, and Michael Stephens. “How and Why to Try a Blog for Staff Communication.” Tech Tips for Every Librarian,Computers in Libraries 26, no. 2 (Feb. 2006).

Weblog Bibliographies
“Weblog Webliography” Kairosnews,

BlogBib: An Annotated Bibliography on Weblogs and Blogging, with a Focus on Library/Librarian Blogs (last update Jan. 2007),

Gordon, Rachel Singer, & Michael Stephens. “Priceless Images: Getting Started with Flickr.” Tech Tips for Every Librarian,Computers in Libraries 26, no. 10 (Nov./Dec. 2006).

Levine, Jenny. “Gaming and Libraries: Intersection of Services.” Library Technology Reports 42, no. 5 (Sept./Oct. 2006).

Levine, Jenny. “Getting Your Game On.” American Libraries, January, 38, no. 1 (Jan. 2007): 36.

OCLC. “Zone in on Your Users” [includes multiple articles]. OCLC Newsletter no. 267 (Jan./Feb./March 2006)

Squire, Kurt, & Constance Steinkuehler. “Meet the Gamers.” Library Journal 130, no. 7 (April 15, 2005); available online

Stephens, M. (2006). “Promoting Gaming Programs in Libraries,” MLS: Marketing Library Services 20, no. 2 (March/April 2006).

Instant Messaging & Text Messaging
Abram, S. “Twenty Reasons for Teacher-Librarians to Love IM.” Multimedia & Internet@Schools 11, no. 4 (2004) 16–18.

Desai, C. “Instant Messaging Reference: How Does It Compare?” The Electronic Library 21, no. 1 (2003): 21–30.

Houghton, Sarah, & Aaron Schmidt. “Web-Based Chat vs. Instant Messaging.” Online, 29, no. 4 (July/Aug. 2005), 26–30.

McDermott, Irene E. (2004). “Text Messaging: E-Mail on the Go.” Searcher 12, no. 9 (Oct. 2004): 47–50.

Schmidt, Aaron, & Michael Stephens. “IM Me.” Library Journal 130, no. 6 (April 1, 2005); available online

Shiu, Eulynn & Amanda Lenhart. “How Americans Use Instant Messaging.” Washington D.C.: PEW Internet & American Life Project, 2004.

Gordon, Rachel Singer, & Michael Stephens, “IM = FASTER Virtual Reference on the Cheap!” Tech Tips for Every Librarian,Computers in Libraries 26, no. 4 (April 2006).

Ward, David, & M. Kathleen Kern. “Combining IM and Vendor-Based Chat: A Report from the Frontlines of an Integrated Service Portal.” Libraries and the Academy 6, no. 4 (Oct. 2006): 417–429.

Eash, Esther Kreider. “Podcasting 101 for K–12 Librarians.” Computers in Libraries 26, no. 4 (April 2006): 16–20.

Balas, James L. “Blogging Is So Last Year—Now Podcasting Is Hot.” Computers in Libraries 25, No. 10 (Nov./Dec. 2005): 29–31.

Kirsner, Scott. “Podcasting Faces Growing Pains,”The Boston Globe, Feb. 28, 2005; Retrieved Aug. 18, 2005

Gordon-Murnane, Laura.(2005) “Saying ‘I Do’ to Podcasting.” Searcher 13, no. 6 (June 2005): 44–51.

Stephens, Michael. “The iPod Experiments.” Library Journal Net Connect (April 15, 2005).

FeedBurner. “How Feeds Will Change the Way Content Is Distributed, Valued, and Consumed,” Nov. 2005,

Fichter, Darlene. “Using RSS to Create New Services.” Online 28, no. 4 (July/Aug. 2004): 52–55.

Hale, Kevin. “The Importance of RSS,” June 13, 2005. Retrieved August 18, 2005 from

Tennant, Roy. “Feed Your Head: Keeping Up by Using RSS.” Library Journal 128, no. 9 (May 15, 2003): 30.

Social Bookmarking
Hammond, Tony, et al. “Social Bookmarking Tools (I): A General Review.” D-Lib Magazine 11, no. 4 (April 2005) Retrieved August 18, 2005 from

Tierdaman, Daniel. “Folksonomies Tap People Power.” Wired (Feb. 1, 2005). Retrieved August 18, 2005,1282,66456,00.html

Social Networking (MySpace, Facebook, Ning, etc.)
Mitrano, Tracy. “A Wider World: Youth, Privacy, and Social Networking Technologies.” Educause Review 41, no. 6 (Nov./Dec. 2006), available online at

Augar, Naomi, Ruth Raitman, & Wanlei Zhou, “Teaching and Learning Online with Wikis.” (presentation, ASCILITE conference, Perth, Western Australia, Dec. 5–8, 2004), available online at

Fichter, Darlene. “The Many Forms of E-collaboration: Blogs, Wikis, Portals, Groupware, Discussion Boards, and Instant Messaging.”Online 29, no. 4 (Jul./Aug. 2005): 48–50.

Tonkin, Emma. (2005). “Making the Case for a Wiki.” Ariadne no. 42 (Jan. 2005); available online

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