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Eleventh Stack

  1. 1. Eleventh Stack <br />Where we blog, and what we blog for<br />
  2. 2. The Conventional Wisdom…<br />Initiate conversations with your patrons<br />Promote library materials, resources, and services<br />Focus specifically on one kind of patron or service<br />Give library staff a voice<br />Reach out to untapped patron audiences via new technologies<br />
  3. 3. But why blog @ CLP? <br />Initiative 2.3: Enhance library tools to enhance and disseminate information virtually, anytime, anywhere.<br />Initiative 6.1: Evaluate appropriateness of new technologies to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of library tools to access information.<br />
  4. 4. How We Did It<br />Surveyed library literature and library blogs<br />Called for volunteers / convened planning committee<br />Wrote objectives<br />Held 3 additional planning meetings<br />“Just did it”!<br />
  5. 5. Library Literature: LTR<br />Web 2.0 and Libraries: Best Practices for Social Software . “Chapter 2: Blogs.”<br />http://www.alatechsource.org/ltr/web-20-and-libraries-best-practices-for-social-software<br /> Available in print:<br />http://catalog.einetwork.net/search/i?SEARCH=0024-2586&searchscope=1<br /> Or via EBSCOHOST<br />
  6. 6. Library Literature: Other Sources<br />The Blogging Libraries Wiki<br />http://tinyurl.com/pvzvp<br />Library Blogging (Coombs & Griffey 2008)<br />http://catalog.einetwork.net/search/i?SEARCH=+9781586833312++&searchscope=1<br />Blogging and RSS (Sauers 2006)<br />http://catalog.einetwork.net/search/i?SEARCH=9781573872683&searchscope=1<br />Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals (Kroski 2008)<br />http://catalog.einetwork.net/search/i?SEARCH=9781555706142&searchscope=1<br />Social Software in Libraries (Farkas 2007)—Chapter 2: Blogs<br />http://www.sociallibraries.com/links/chapter-2/<br />
  7. 7. Planning<br />Voluntary, cross-departmental, team-based<br />Content reflects objectives<br />Software choice criteria<br />Evolving writers’ guidelines<br />Flexible policies and procedures<br />
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  9. 9. Outcomes<br />359 posts, 635 comments<br />62,520 visits<br />550 catalog click-throughs<br />2 press shout-outs<br />
  10. 10. Possible futures<br />Facebook page or group <br />Circulation study<br />Advocacy<br />Further Twitter integration<br />
  11. 11. A final thought…<br />“Find your voice. Don’t copy somebody else’s.”—Seth Godin<br />http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2009/06/find-your-voice.html<br />

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