Ran is the author of The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook, The Traveler's Web, The Extreme Searcher's Guide to Web Search Engines, and Yahoo! to the Max. He is also a frequent contributor and columnist for professional publications. Through his company, Online Strategies, Ran creates and presents courses on using the Web for professional associations, governments, NGO's, companies, schools, and businesses in the U.S. and abroad. Ran has held management and training positions with DIALOG and Knight-Ridder Information Services, and has been a reference librarian at MIT and the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently an adjunct faculty member for Catholic University's Department of Library and Information Science, and has served as adjunct faculty for Lesley University's Technology in Education Program, and for Johns Hopkins University. He is active in the American Society for Information Science and Technology and is a member of the Association of Independent Information Professionals.