The Benefits of Blogs                         Alexandra Aldridge            Alexandra.Aldridge@eagles.usm.edu LIS 557: Com...
Ladder of Participation                                             2LIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries       3/4/...
Benefits for                             LibrariansLIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries   3/4/2012   3
Advocacy                                                4   Blog about general library support   Blog about library fund...
Collaboration                                             5 Ability to link library professionals from around  the world...
Education/Professional Development                                             6  • Create an online presence             ...
Education/Professional Development                                             7  • Networking opportunities  • Provide a ...
Perks!                                               8 Free Easy-to-use (no HTML knowledge) Not too time consuming Att...
Benefits for                            Library Staff                                and                              Patr...
Advocacy                                                10 Friends of the Library      o Adults      o Kids/Teens Board ...
Advertising/Outreach                                             11 Offer general library information Promote new librar...
Advertising/Outreach                                             12 Breakdown barriers between library staff and patrons ...
Library Staff Collaboration                                             13 Internal library departmental news blog    Le...
Perks!                                               14 Free                                               Tagging for p...
Where Do I Start?             Finding What’s Right                   for YouLIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries   3...
Finding a Blog Host                                                        Retrieved from: Wordle                         ...
WordPress                                             17 Free      Paid upgrade option (custom URL) Integrate with Face...
Blogger                                                18 Free User-friendly Sign in with your   Google account        ...
Tumblr                                               19 Free User-friendly Created for  short blog posts  or picture po...
Facebook Notes                                             20 Free with a Facebook account User-friendly                ...
LiveJournal                                                  21 Free      Paid upgrade option Sign in with your Faceboo...
Movable Type                                              22 Free      Paid upgrade option Offers screencasts &  suppor...
TypePad                                                23     Free 14 day trial         Paid site Offers personal suppo...
Extras (Blog Widgets)                                             24 ClustrMaps/Site Counters Facebook badge Flickr wid...
How Do I Keep Up?                                             25 RSS Readers    Google Reader    My Yahoo!    Blogline...
Questions?                    Thank you for your attention!LIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries   3/4/2012   26
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    1. 1. The Benefits of Blogs Alexandra Aldridge Alexandra.Aldridge@eagles.usm.edu LIS 557: Computer Applications in Libraries
    2. 2. Ladder of Participation 2LIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012
    3. 3. Benefits for LibrariansLIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012 3
    4. 4. Advocacy 4  Blog about general library support  Blog about library funding  Blog about your library or library systemLIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012
    5. 5. Collaboration 5 Ability to link library professionals from around the world Participate in a collaborative environment with ease and speed Share ideas and knowledge about a diverse range of topics and backgrounds with other library professionalsLIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012
    6. 6. Education/Professional Development 6 • Create an online presence oCreate a mixture of personal and professional posts • Create a place for class collaboration • Follow library veterans/experts posts • Instantly share or showcase new research or ideas • Keeps you current with new library technology/techniquesLIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012
    7. 7. Education/Professional Development 7 • Networking opportunities • Provide a forum for discussion o Discover different viewpoints o Learn more about the posted topic(s) o Receive feedback • Write about your experiencesLIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012
    8. 8. Perks! 8 Free Easy-to-use (no HTML knowledge) Not too time consuming Attracts tech-savvy users Collaboration with other bloggers Tagging for simple post organization Tagging for Google searches (increase blog activity) User comment feedbackLIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012
    9. 9. Benefits for Library Staff and PatronsLIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012 9
    10. 10. Advocacy 10 Friends of the Library o Adults o Kids/Teens Board of Trustees involvementLIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012
    11. 11. Advertising/Outreach 11 Offer general library information Promote new library resources, services or technology Extension of library display boards/cases Advertise library events o Book clubs, book reviews, book sales o Community or University-wide events o Feature collections related to awards season o Feature collections related to news events o LecturesLIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012
    12. 12. Advertising/Outreach 12 Breakdown barriers between library staff and patrons o Ask-A-Librarian section for patron write-ins o Create open communication through comment sections o Host online book clubs through blog posts/comments Liaison communication (for academic libraries) Promote instruction sessions or tutoring opportunities Provide a place for class collaborationLIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012
    13. 13. Library Staff Collaboration 13 Internal library departmental news blog  Learn about other department’s activities  Provide a communication link to all types of library staff  Opens communication Conference reports Library-wide staff involvementLIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012
    14. 14. Perks! 14 Free  Tagging for post Easy-to-use (no HTML organization knowledge)  Receive patron feedback Not time consuming  Collaboration with other Attracts tech-savvy users library staff or patrons  Create short training workshopsLIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012
    15. 15. Where Do I Start? Finding What’s Right for YouLIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012 15
    16. 16. Finding a Blog Host Retrieved from: Wordle http://www.wordle.net/LIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012 16
    17. 17. WordPress 17 Free  Paid upgrade option (custom URL) Integrate with Facebook and Twitter Slight learning curve Features mobile blogging Retrieved from: WordPress http://wordpress.com/LIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012
    18. 18. Blogger 18 Free User-friendly Sign in with your Google account Retrieved from: Blogger http://www.blogger.comLIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries © 2011 3/4/2012
    19. 19. Tumblr 19 Free User-friendly Created for short blog posts or picture posts Features mobile blogging Retrieved from: Tumblr https://www.tumblr.com/LIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012
    20. 20. Facebook Notes 20 Free with a Facebook account User-friendly Retrieved from: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries © 2011 3/4/2012
    21. 21. LiveJournal 21 Free  Paid upgrade option Sign in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc… User-friendly Retrieved from: LiveJournal https://www.livejournal.com/LIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries © 2011 3/4/2012
    22. 22. Movable Type 22 Free  Paid upgrade option Offers screencasts & support guides Can be used as a CMS Provides revision history and dashboard to organize multiple sites Slight learning curve Retrieved from: Movable Type http://www.movabletype.org/LIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012
    23. 23. TypePad 23 Free 14 day trial  Paid site Offers personal support Connect with LinkedIn Marketed toward non-technical users Features mobile blogging and one click sharing Retrieved from: TypePad http://www.typepad.com/LIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012
    24. 24. Extras (Blog Widgets) 24 ClustrMaps/Site Counters Facebook badge Flickr widget LinkedIn badge QR Code (for mobile access) Skype Twitter feeds/badgeLIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012
    25. 25. How Do I Keep Up? 25 RSS Readers  Google Reader  My Yahoo!  Bloglines  Internet Explorer  Within your blog provider Create lists for specific types of blogs Retrieved from: Google http://www.google.com/LIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012
    26. 26. Questions? Thank you for your attention!LIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012 26
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