Whew! We did it! dear Steven’s voice was hoarse but it was a great time! Questions ranged from why did I choose NetNewsWire as our RSS app of choice at SJCPL to “What about e-mail and listservs?” Here’s the PPT: Teaching Weblogs in Libraries
I did my first session of the day and WOOOHOO was it fun! What a great group of folks present and a I got top share the satge with a school librarian named Jamie Wilson. It was his first conference presentation ever! He did GREAT! I got to talk about how information literacy as a goal in libraries csn be achieved through staff training, the Web site, public classes and more. My PPT for the talk is here!
Weblogs offer a wide diversity of topics…. Tools to make blog searching easier: * Use FEEDSTER * Also try Waypath * No two blog search engines are the same. * Daypop, Popdex, Technorati look at what’s hot in the blogosphere * For finding specfic blogs: Blogorama, Feedfinder at feedster Greg — First time I’ve heard you speak — well done!
* Blogging humanizes a Web site, that’s missing in a lot of library blogs * Link virtual reference services in your blogs (Does SJCPL do this?) (YES we do!) * Treat community bloggers like memebers of the press. * Blog your statitics * Try a photoblog to let people see how cool things are at the library * Blog sites related to news stories and tell the newspaper * If you don’t have a blog, get one! It’s an information channel.
Echoing Brian Kelly, Steven just asked everyone to open up their laptops and blog the presentations in the Blogging track.
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I have yet to truly adjust to the west Coast. I’ve hit the bayside trail everymorning before 6am to walk, commune with my music library via my iPod and ponder the day’s stuff. Two presentations to think about today. I also met two neat ladies from Illinois who were walking down to Cannery Row. I said it last night at dinner… I’ll say it again… librarians are friendly folk. Tea beside me, I’m going over some PPTs… See you at the Conference Center!
Dateline: Internet Librarian 2004 Take a look at this: http://kinja.com/user/netlib2004/ For a compendium of blogs being written here at the show by Richard Akerman from http://blog.akerman.ca/ who is staying at the Portobello as well. Marydee Ojala is also posting at http://www.dysartjones.com/