Internet Librarian International (ILI) 2008
Using Blogs effectively within your Library: 15 October 2008
Marieke Guy and Ann Chapman were speakers and facilitators at a workshop on "Using Blogs effectively within your Library" held at Novotel London West on 15 October 2008. This event is part of the pre-conference workshop programme of the Internet Librarian International Conference 2008. Further information is available on the ILI 2008 web site.
The potential benefits of blogging in a library context have been widely discussed. This workshop will provide practical advice on ways to overcome potential barriers to the establishment of blogs in an institution, deploy a blogging service that satisfies institutions' requirements, embed the service in a sustainable fashion and demonstrate its value to the institution. It will offer practical experiences with the issues of using blogs in your library. And, since setting up a blog is only half the story, the workshop will also look at how to measure its success.
The timetable is given below.
|14.00 to 14.20||Introduction||Marieke Guy|
|14.20 to 14.27||Case Study 1: Thoughts from a novice blogger [Presentation]||Ann Chapman|
|14.28 to 14.35||Case Study 2: The JISC PoWR blog [Presentation]||Marieke Guy|
|14.35 to 15.00||Group discussion 1: Why have a blog?|
|15.00 to 15.15||Why have a blog? The library context [Presentation]||Ann Chapman|
|15.15 to 15.35||Break|
|15.35 to 16.00||Group discussion 2: What are the barriers?|
|16.00 to 16.15||Addressing the barriers [Presentation]||Marieke Guy|
|16.15 to 16.40||Group discussion 3: Deploying the blog|
|16.40 to 16.55||Best practice with blogs [Group discussion notes]||These slides record the points raised in the group discussion session|
|16.55 to 17.00||Final remarks||Marieke Guy and Ann Chapman|
For a list of related resources please see the del.icio.us social bookmarking Web site (for the tag 'ili2008blog').
A number of video blog posts have been produced to support this workshop. These are available on the Seesmic video blog service and are included below:
- Why do I blog? [link]
- How do I find ideas to blog about? [link]
- How do I find the time to blog? [link]
- Is blogging rewarding? [link]
- Do I comment on other people's blogs?
- Is blogging for everyone? [link]
- How should you get started blogging? [link]
- What's best - a team blog or an individual's blog? [link]
- What are the pros and cons of externally-hosted blogs versus in-house blogs? [link]
These video blog posts are also embedded below:
Blog video 1: Why I Blog
Blog video 2: How do I find ideas to blog about?
Blog video 3: How do I find the time to blog?
Blog video 4: Is blogging rewarding?
Blog video 5: How do I find ideas to blog about?
Blog video 6: Is blogging for everyone?
Blog video 7: How should you get started blogging?
Blog video 8: What's best - a team blog or an individual's blog?
Blog video 9: What are the pros and cons of externally-hosted blogs versus in-house blogs?
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