Run don’t walk to: http://www.mchron.net/site/edublog.php?id=P2710 and check out Ken’s commentary and link to George Siemens’ presentation “The Art of Blogging” at http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/blogging/artofblogging14.htm I’m presenting Friday in Indianapolis at the Indiana Online Users Group Meeting and this is great stuff to think about and discuss! Some of Siemens’ key points: RSS will be bigger than blogging Not everyone is a blogger Everyone is a potential RSS subscriber Personal blogging and work may not always be wise OH yes!
How cool is this? I just posted that bit about our two staffers doing the program in Indianapolis. I posted it here… because I’m tickled for them and I think their topic is very important. I posted it to the SJCPL LIfeline as well. And THEN I posted it to our internal news blog! Three places… same content…(I did change the article title each time — Internal Title: “Congrats Larry and Ralph!”) shared with you all…our library users…and the staff!
Librarians are great! One of the real pleasures of talking about blogging is seeing what people start to invent for themselves with the tools, rather than assuming that the tools are good for some handful of particular things. – Ken Smith http://www.mchron.net/site/edublog.php?id=P2679 I had lunch yesterday with IUSB Director Michelle Russo. We always have so much to discuss in the realm of librarianship and technology. She told me about a professor at IUSB who blogs and who presented a session for her staff on blogging. Ken Smith teaches in the English Department at IUSB and writes about blogs and higher […]
Yesterday I was scheduled to speak at the Indiana Library Federation statewide conference. My talk was called “Big on Blogging” and what FUN it was! We had a packed room, with folks standing in the back. What that said to me is Indiana librarians are very curious about the blogging phenomenon!!! We talked about blogs as external communication, internal communication and “keeping current” tools. We discussed setting up blog software, who writes for library blogs, where to place them on the library’s Web site and all kinds of other issues. One person asked how to wrench control of his library’s […]
I met Dale in my pre-conference workshop and he joined us for the big bloggers dinner at CIL. Take a look at his blog: http://gaylibrarian.blogspot.com/ His frank “Heart of Darkness” piece about a conference trip to Nashville and the Opryland Hotel is a hoot. Describing the “opening of the exhibits reception” he writes: “They would be a lot less tense about these things if their organization, like all good librarian organizations do, knew that free booze (even if it is cheap-assed Sutter Home) makes for a pleasanter conference. Vendors like free booze, too, I might add.”
Library communicates with blogs Web logs easy to update, viewed via Internet By ANNIE BASINSKI Tribune Staff Writer This morning in the South Bend Tribune, SJCPL received some nice press in the form of an article about our blog, which last week underwent a change from two seperate blogs to one BIG one! “Blogs ranging from personal to political are turning up everywhere on the Internet — from Howard Dean’s presidential campaign blog to Newsweek’s “MarthaWatch.” Michael Stephens, head of networked resources development and training at the St. Joseph County Public Library, started “blogging” last year after he learned about […]
After a huge crash of my iBlog software that left me stranded blogless at Computers in Libraries, Tame the Web is back — running on Movable Type thanks to the hard work of Aaron and Blake! It is now housed at the TTW domain as well! The old Tame the Web content is here! UPDATE: Still some DNS stuff to work out… please keep checking in and be sure to update links or feeds. I home with a cold/ear thing today… more to come.