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Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
Aldridge Powerpoint for Blogs
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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

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