October 18, 2010

Calling Librarians & Book Bloggers

I am teaching a class to other librarians about blogging. I highly doubt many will take it because I think there are more teachers at this convention than librarians, however I should be prepared. Tell me:

Do you go to many librarian blogs?
What do you most like to see on book blogs?
What would you like to learn if you hadn't quite started a blog yet but were intrigued by the idea?
Any other things I should cover?

Thanks all! It should be pretty fun!

6 comments:

  1. I do follow a few library blogs and I love to find lesson plans!

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  2. I like to see library news, discussions of current issues (censorship, banned books, etc) and of course book talk! I'm currently a library student and I'm writing a paper about libraries and librarians who blog. Would it be possible to interview you about your experience running the class?

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  3. I like to see reviews of lesser-known titles - ones that surprise me and leave me wondering why I didn't know about that book!

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  4. Let's see. I don't go to too many library specific blogs although a few blogs on my lists are librarians by day.

    I like to see the reviewer's personality, not to mention reviews, on book blogs. Honest reviews of the books they read plus intonations of who they are. I like to think I'm reading a blog by a real person and not a bot.

    I'd like to learn the correct channels to go about starting a blog. How to market, how to get review copies (although for librarians that should be kind of moot), blogging etiquette, things like that.

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  5. YES! We need more librarian blogs! Yours and Super Librarians are my absolute loves for several reasons. Between the two of you I can always find:
    - reviews on books that are awesome, but not necessarily the "it book" of the moment
    - reviews on a wide range of genres (thank you for not only covering paranormal and fantasy!)
    - reviews of MG novels (I love Tween Tuesdays!)
    - information on contests/events happening at your library and through YALSA

    I would love to see more "real life" stories of things that are happening in the library. Some possible examples... How do you run a successful book club? How do you keep your collection as up to date as possible? How do you deal with censorship issues? What is your library doing/promoting that isn't specifically about a book - ie: something technology or project based?

    I would LOVE to hear more about your class as it progresses!

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  6. Anonymous7:48 PM

    I found your workshop to be inspiring ... however, "a little learning is a dangerous thing". And I saw just enough to make me wonder how you do what you do. I also didn't get the URLs for all of your blogs. I'm going to start with the tutorial, but you'll be hearing from me again. P. Kimmet

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