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Weblogs & Libraries: Communication, Conversation, and the Blog People

Date : Feb 15, 2006
Start Time : 11 a.m. Eastern
Length : 00:58:56

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Weblogs have become a standard content management and communication tool for many libraries. There are conversations taking place every day in library-sponsored blogspace. Librarians can create content easily and effectively and build communities for their users.

Where do we go from here? What does the next generation of library blog look like? What about the Blog people, librarians who write weblogs for sharing, knowledge exchange, and community. This presentation will examine the blogs and the bloggers and point to the future of the medium.

Michael Stephens ?Special Projects Librarian and 2005 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, St. Joseph County Public Library

Michael Stephens (BA, Indiana University, 1987; MLS, Indiana University,1995) is Special Projects Librarian at the St. Joseph County Public Library (SJCPL) in South Bend, IN. He has assisted in the creation of SJCPL's staff and public training program, has chaired the library's Web site redesign committee, and currently works on technology-related projects for the library. He published The Library Internet Trainer's Toolkit?a series of technology training modules in CD-ROM with Neal-Schuman Inc. in 2001, and in the U.K. in 2002. He is an associate faculty member at Dominican University in the graduate program for Library and Information Science. He writes Tame the Web: Libraries & Technology