Every year, Library Journal profiles 50 innovative North American librarians and other information professionals. This year, many of the “Movers & Shakers” selected are profiled for their creative uses of Web 2.0 technologies to develop and deliver amazing research services and products; they’re branded the “2.0 Gurus”. Here are some of them:
Amanda Etches-Johnson, Reference and User Experience Librarian, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
-Started a library blog in 2003 and instant messaging reference in 2005
Casey Bisson, Information Architect, Lamson Library, Plymouth State University
-Using a plugin within a WordPress framework, he created a library catalogue called Scriblio (formerly WPopac) that allows keyword searching, comments, permalinks, RSS feeds, trackbacks, etc.
Emily Lynema, Systems Librarian for Digital Projects, North Carolina State University
-Played a key role in implementing Endeca into the library catalogue, a search tool that allows relevance ranking, spelling corrections, and faster reponse times