Medical Librarian 2.0

Now available for order from Haworth Press:

Medical Librarian 2.0: Use of Web 2.0 Technologies in Reference Services
Edited by M. Sandra Wood, MLS, MBA, AHIP, FMLA

Interesting, I think, that the experts sought out to write about Web technologies are disproportionately bloggers and/or people you’ve read about online.

Alexia Estabrook and I co-authored the chapter on RSS. The chapter on mashups is written by Michelle Kraft. The chapter on Wikis is by Mary Chimato (formerly of, now making waves at Circ and Serve). The chapter on social networking is written by Five Weeks to a Social Library instructor Melissa Rethlefsen.


  • Introduction (M. Sandra Wood)
  • Library 2.0: An Overview (Elizabeth Connor)
  • Virtual Reference Services for the Academic Health Sciences Librarian 2.0 (Ana D. Cleveland and Jodi L. Philbrick)
  • Applications of RSS in Health Sciences Libraries (Alexia D. Estabrook and David L. Rothman)
  • P.O.D. Principles: Producing, Organizing, and Distributing Podcasts in Health Sciences Libraries and Education (Nadine Ellero, Ryan Looney, and Bart Ragon)
  • Streams of Consciousness: Streaming Video in Health Sciences Libraries (Nancy T. Lombardo, Sharon E. Dennis, and Derek Cowan)
  • Social Networking (Melissa L. Rethlefsen)
  • Content Management and Web 2.0 with Drupal (Chad M. Fennell)
  • It’s a Wiki Wiki World (Mary Carmen Chimato)
  • Mashing Up the Internet (Michelle A. Kraft)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

One thought on “Medical Librarian 2.0

  1. Congrats, David. You all might want to let Janet Coggan (book reviews editor for JMLA) know about this if you haven’t already.