I know some of you might be interested in the notes from the Librarianesque Session. It’s after 1 am and I just got home from my BloggerCon social/networking obligations. I apologize, but I’ve been awake for 19 of the past 24 hours and I don’t think I have the stamina to write and post notes right now knowing that I have to be awake and moving early tomorrow morning/later today. I will try to post notes sometime today.
I will say that I think the session went very well. We talked about a lot of great issues about blogging in library settings and as information professionals. People asked some very good questions. There were more than 40 people in the room from a variety of libraries and many non-librarians, too. Some of the issues off the top of my head:
- using blogs to draw non-library users into the library
- marketing the blogs to management/coworkers/blogging as a worthwhile activity
- blogs as knowledge management tools
- networking via blogging
- categories: use a controlled vocabulary or not
I really appreciate everyone who attended or participated in the session and those of you, Garrett Eastman, Kris Liberman, Mary Chitty, and Vernica Downey especially, who let me pick your brains about the session.
I just checked to see if the archived Webcast is available yet and it does not appear to be. It should be linked from the Webcast page when it is. Jay McCarthy, who provided a lot of the tech support, probably hasn’t had a chance to put the Webcasts online yet because he’s been really busy doing other conference-related things. (Thanks, Jay, for all your hard work. You really rock!)
If you blogged about the session or run across anyone who did, please let me know because I’d be interested in linking to any posts about the session.
Addendum 4/20: I noticed some people have linked to this post regarding Librarianesque Session notes. They’re available elsewhere.