By Irene E. McDermott
Edited by Barbara Quint
"Finally—a comprehensive handbook written by a practitioner for practitioners. The Librarian’s Internet Survival Guide can be read cover to cover or one can cherry pick according to interest: biography, news, kids, health, privacy, it’s all here. Highly readable and well-organized … I couldn’t put this one down."
—Diane Kresh, Director
Public Service Collections
Library of Congress
"This book provides a solid foundation in the riches waiting to be discovered on the Web. In one breathless, engaging chapter after another, I was transported back to 1995 when the Web was new, and then back to the future (a present we never imagined!) all with a warm, human touch."
—Esther Grassian, Adjunct Lecturer
UCLA Graduate School of Education
& Information Studies, and Instructional
Services Coordinator, UCLA College Library
In this authoritative and tremendously useful guide, author McDermott helps her fellow reference librarians succeed in the bold new world of the Web. The Survival Guide provides easy access to the information librarians need when the pressure is on: troubleshooting tips and advice,Web resources for answering reference questions, and strategies for managing information and keeping current. In addition to helping you make the most of Web search tools and information resources, the book covers a full range of important issues for librarians, including Internet training, privacy, and child safety, helping patrons with special needs, building library Web pages, and much more.