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  • 1. The Benefits of Blogs Alexandra Aldridge Alexandra.Aldridge@eagles.usm.edu LIS 557: Computer Applications in Libraries
  • 2. Ladder of Participation 2LIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012
  • 3. Benefits for LibrariansLIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012 3
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Benefits for Library Staff and PatronsLIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012 9
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Where Do I Start? Finding What’s Right for YouLIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012 15
  • 16. Finding a Blog Host Retrieved from: Wordle http://www.wordle.net/LIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012 16
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Questions? Thank you for your attention!LIS 557 Computer Applications in Libraries 3/4/2012 26