About Lively Librarian

Lively Librarian is written by Shannon Distel.
New website as of January 2014 www.livelylibrarian.com 

Professionally I am a library manager at a public library near Chicago. I received my Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University in 2008 and attended a post graduate seminar on Librarianship at the University of Oxford in 2009. I previously worked as a Technology Resources Librarian at a public library and as the Program Coordinator for the Public Library Association (PLA) of the American Library Association (ALA). I was a participant in the Institute for School and Public Librarians in 2003 and Synergy: The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative in 2009. I served as co-chair for the Professional Women's Council and on the Business Building Committee for my local Chamber of Commerce and on the Awards Committee for the Illinois Library Association.

Personally I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, organic gardening, updating my 58 year old home, cooking, walking my beagle Eloise, exploring Chicago, traveling, playing golf, reading and spending weekends antiquing.

If you are interested in my past presentations, future speaking engagements or if you are interested in having me speak at your library or to a group please contact me at

Published Articles:

The Evolution of Business Reference

Recent speaking presentations and classes are listed below. Presentations can be viewed on Slideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/shannonscanlan 

Scheduling for Your Business During the Holidays.
Etsy for Business
Business and Job Resources at Libraries-Presented at Reaching Forward Conference 2013
Facebook Pages for Business
Twitter for Business
Using Pinterest for Business
Survey and Scheduling Tools for Your Business
Using Google Analytics for Your Website
Technology Tools for Maintaining a Mobile Business
Creating Professional Presentations
Using Social Media in Your Job Search
Business Reference 2012
Google Tools for Business
Creating Videos for Business
Social Media for Professionals
iPad Apps for Business
Creating QR Codes for Business
Foursquare and Facebook Places for Your Business
Using Deal of the Day Sites: Groupon, Living Social and More
Beyond Monster.com: Job Search Resources at the Library
Managing Your Social Media Presence
Twitter for Business
Hootsuite, TweetDeck and Social Networking Tools
Google Docs for Business
Starting a Blog for Your Business
Friending over 50-Facebook and Social Networking
Screencasting for Librarians-Presented at the Illinois Library Association Conference 2011
Beyond Consumer Reports
Online Shopping
Beginner Email and Internet
Intermediate Email and Internet
Advanced Internet

In my favorite place, London during my studies at Oxford.