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My first book, Using Tablets and Apps in Libraries, has been published by Rowman and Littlefield, as part of the Library Technology Essentials series. It details what libraries and librarians need to know to get the most out of tablet technology.

Jacket image, Using Tablets and Apps in Libraries by Elizabeth Willse

In addition to the writing credits listed below, I helped launch two fashion business websites, PinkyShears. and WouldYouRockThis., for which I have written content and marketing material. WouldYouRockThis won a PowerUp! prize in 2011.


I have worked as a contributing editor for Women’s Voices For Change, and have contributed a number of articles for the site.

Contributor, Bridge to Excellence, a publication of the NY Chapter of the Special Libraries Association

A Whirlwind of Transitions

The Power of Networking… at Any Speed

Twitter Networking Tips

Networking Like a Pro at the SLA-NY Expo

Conference/Expo Preview: INALJ and You

Book Review: The World’s Strongest Librarian


Publicist, AMACOM Books, New York, N.Y. April 2012-December 2014

My work at AMACOM Books included writing and editing content for their blog.

Elizabeth on Rating Books

Job Search Books for College Graduates

Dispatches from the Special Libraries Association Conference

Participating in a 24 Hour Read-a-Thon


Freelance writer for the Newark Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J. 2000-2012:

Book Reviewer 2007-2012

Clips from the Newark Star-Ledger include

Book Review: The Accidental Billionaires

Great new books for children, from toddlers to teens. (kids and YA roundup)

The First Puppy: Some advice for the Obamas.  11/18/2008. (Factors for any family to consider before puppy adoption.) Feature for Parental Guidance Today section.  Story subsequently picked up by Staten Island Advance.

AOL And I Move On: 8/9/08. (Op-ed about the evolution of Internet culture.)

BlogHer Book Club

BlogHer Book Club Reviewer

What A Jane Austen Education Taught Me

What Happened To Goodbye? Fried Pickles and the Many Nicknames for Elizabeth

Lunch Wars: Food For Thought

Theodora: Actress, Empress. Whore

Would You Rock This and Pinky Shears. Site editor, 2009-2012

Introducing Mara Cespon. 2/24/2011. A short profile of one of the illustrators featured on the website.

First Fashion Drawing Session. 1/28/2011. A recap of the first fashion drawing session sponsored by

Introducing Lara Bly. 11/17/2010. Multi-part profile of fashion designer and illustrator Lara Bly.

Women’s Voices For Change.

Contributing Editor December 2008- February 2010. Contributor 2010-present

Books Editor August 2008-February 2010.

Clips from WVFC Include

Book Review: The Small Change Diet. 3/10/11. A review of “The Small Change Diet,” by Keri Gans, R.D.

Sneak Preview: “Mighty Macs” on Women, Sports and Personal Transformation. 3/7/11. Review of “The Mighty Macs” from the Athena Film Festival.

Second Screening: Winter’s Bone. 2/20/11. A review of “Winter’s Bone,” from the Athena Film Festival.

The Beers of Summer. 6/25/10. A guide to different varieties of beer, and beer pairings.

Exercise, Yes: 5 Tips for Getting Started. 4/5/10 An introduction to exercise.

Additional Publications:

My writing has appeared in numerous print and online publications, including Chelsea Now, Newsday and Women’s Health magazine.

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