The Pragmatic Biblioblogger 1

This post at ALA techSource a few weeks ago illustrates what will probably become the model for my dissertation. I was trying it out there and since then it’s been cooking in my brain.

Try this on for size, as will I, by putting it out here:

The Pragmatic Biblioblogger Model describes multiple types of librarians who share similar desires: to comment, to connect, to create community. The pragmatic biblioblogger model describes a librarian who authors a professionally-focused blog beyond the scope of their job to constantly find, share and offer advice to others in the LIS profession. Constantly scanning via the tools of continuous computing, the pragmatic biblioblogger seeks to redesign library services in an era of enhanced technology. The pragmatic biblioblogger opens comments and engages with other bloggers to discuss and examine events, new technologies and the LIS profession with a common goal: improving libraries.

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  • Jane Blumenthal

    another thought: blogging opens up the scholarly conversation to include more librarians – those who because of professional situation or personal circumstances do not author articles, present at conferences, or edit books.

    I’m tremendously impressed with the librarians who do all that and blog, too, but the success of the superstars shouldn’t define the boundaries of the discussion. That group of dedicated, motivated, and articulate librarians will find a way to heard in every generation of librarianship. To me, the exciting part of web2.0 librarianship is that it opens up the national and international discussion to a broader group of participants.

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