Web 2.0 for reference services staff training and communication

Jane P. Currie (Cudahy Library, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Publication date: 16 February 2010



This paper aims to focus on applications of Web 2.0 that improve training and communication within the reference services department.


The paper discusses some of the best known and most heavily used examples of Web 2.0: blogs, calendars, wikis, RSS, image collections, podcasts or vodcasts, social bookmarks, text messages, instant messages, and social networks.


Implementing Web 2.0 tools to coordinate communication and training creates a dynamic, interactive system for sharing procedures, ideas, and new developments within a reference services department.


The paper provides useful insight into training staff using Web 2.0 applications.



Currie, J. (2010), "Web 2.0 for reference services staff training and communication", Reference Services Review, Vol. 38 No. 1, pp. 152-157. https://doi.org/10.1108/00907321011020789

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