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Library Blogs

  1. 1. Library Blogs<br />By Kaylin Boehme<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/tw-history.html<br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />
  4. 4. Why Blog?<br />Have a plan<br />What do you want to broadcast?<br />Who are you broadcasting to?<br />What’s the purpose of your blog?<br />Communication<br />Dialog<br />Making connections<br />Informing<br />
  5. 5. “Blogworthiness”<br />Book reviews<br />Featuring new acquisitions<br />Promoting a theme<br />Post information about programs and events<br />General library news<br />Offering expertise<br />http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Newspaper_columns_and_blogs<br />
  6. 6. “Blogworthiness”<br />Short and sweet<br />Journalistic approach<br />500 words or less<br />Librarian in Black = good example<br />Audience effects content <br />Observation<br />Surveys <br />
  7. 7. Communicating<br />
  8. 8. Communicating<br />Post at regular intervals<br />Commenting<br />Discussion questions<br />Decide comment policy ahead of time<br />Co-authoring<br />http://www.librarybytes.com/2005/12/now-thats-library-blog.html<br />
  9. 9. Community<br />Outreach – patrons and funding<br />Giving the library an identity and personality<br />Justify the library’s physical space<br />Newspaper columns<br />http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Newspaper_columns_and_blogs<br />
  10. 10. Links and Resources<br />Hyperlinks<br />Articles<br />Blog itself can be a resource<br />Hours, location, phone number, website URL, calendar, news, OPAC, etc.<br />http://www.aadl.org/<br />
  11. 11. Links and Resources<br />http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Blogs<br />
  12. 12. Microblogging<br />http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Twitter<br />
  13. 13. Microblogging<br />Short, frequent updates<br />Announcements<br />Special events<br />Real-time communication<br />Reference service<br />Direct Message materials alerts<br />Short newsletter<br />networking<br />http://lis5313.ci.fsu.edu/wiki/index.php/Twittering_Libraries<br />
  14. 14. Microblogging<br />Negative aspects<br />Missing out on the exchange<br />Barriers to communication<br />http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/2009/07/22/whither-blogging-and-the-library-blogosphere/<br />
  15. 15. Conclusion<br />

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