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The Librarian’s Internet Survival Guide 

New book guides librarians in using the Web to help patrons

September 16, 2002, Medford, NJ — Information Today, Inc. announces the publication of The Librarian’s Internet Survival Guide: Strategies for the High-Tech Reference Desk, by Irene E. McDermott, edited by Barbara Quint. This is the newest title in the Searcher book series from the publisher of Searcher magazine. 

This useful guide features troubleshooting tips and advice, Web resources for answering reference questions, and strategies for managing information and keeping current. In addition to helping librarians make the most of the Web tools and resources, the book covers a full range of important issues including Internet training, privacy, child safety, helping patrons with special needs, building library Web pages, and much more. 

Chapters include: 

  • Searching and Meta-Searching the Internet
  • Managing Web-Based E-Mail
  • Using the Web to Find People
  • Tips for Teaching the Internet
  • Quality Reference Resources on the Web
  • News on the Net 
  • Internet Sites for Kids
  • Free Full-Text Resources
  • Health and Medical Information Online
  • Let’s Go Cyber-Shopping
  • Minding Your Money on the Web
  • Web Help for the Disabled
Irene E. McDermott is a reference librarian and the systems manager at the San Marino Public Library in California. Before receiving her library degree from UCLA, McDermott was associate research editor for Salem Press for more than 10 years. During that time, she worked at night to hone her skills as an actress, comedienne, and theatrical director. She abandoned the theater for a career as an information professional when she became excited by the possibilities of the emerging World Wide Web. McDermott’s column, “Internet Express,” appears monthly in Searcher magazine. Barbara Quint is the editor of Searcher magazine.

Advance Praise for The Librarian’s Internet Survival Guide …

“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

The Librarian’s Internet Survival Guide The Librarian’s Internet Survival Guide: 
Strategies for the High-Tech Reference Desk 
by Irene E. McDermott
edited by Barbara Quint

The Librarian’s Internet Survival Guide: Strategies for the High-Tech Reference Desk is published by Information Today, Inc. It is available by calling the publisher at 800-300-9868 (outside the U.S. call 609-654-6266); faxing 609-654-4309; e-mailing, or simply click on the "Order Now" button (left). 

2002/296 pp/hardbound 
ISBN: 1-57387-129-X 

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