Ex. Public Library Association blog, Libworm–ALA, LOC blog, etc
Why Should Our Library Have a Blog?
Marketing: Promote Library events and programs, list new movies, books and links to their reviews.
News: Keep patrons informed of new collections, events, and more
Staff Picks: Great for community building, share music, books, movies that are favorites. This is also a great help for Reader’s Advisory.
Online Book Discussions: Let readers post comments Staff Development: Share tips and tricks with software, search engines etc. Knowledge Sharing: Post difficult reference questions and resources used to answer them. In addition to sharing new, worthwhile sites.
Pause Before You Blog to consider…
Purpose of the blog
Who will be in charge of setting up and maintaining the blog?
How will you train your staff to post/use blog?
Ease of use
Features needed/required on blog
Blogging Software: Hosting Services
Live Journal: http://www.livejournal.com
Easy Journal: http://www.easyjournal.com/
Things to Look for in Hosting Services :
How many authors/contributors are allowed on each blog?
How many blogs are allowed for the price?
Are they strictly for personal use or may they be used by organizations?
Is there good documentation and support?
Do they include all of the features you need/desire? (RSS, comments, graphics etc.)
Library of Congress Blog
The New York Public Library Blog
Teen Services at the LFPL
The Lubin Files
Les blogs de la BnF
.. And more!
Library & Information Science Blogs
VIP2 – http://vip2.blogspot.com - For visually impaired persons and librarians who serve them
Resource Shelf – http://resourceshelf.freepint.com/ - Resources and news for Information Professionals
A Librarian ’ s Guide to Etiquette
i librarian - http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian/ - Online Education Database (OEDB) blog directed for librarians