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REGISTER TODAY for this TECH TUESDAY Audio Conference!!! 

Best Practices for Library Weblogs 
Michael Stephens, Special Projects Librarian at the St. Joseph County
Public Library in South Bend, Indiana 

You've looked at starting a library Weblog or you've just started one,
but what about the next steps? An experienced Weblogger and librarian
will share ten best practices for publishing organizational Weblogs.
Join Michael Stephens for an informative session that will look at
Weblog policies, procedures and enhancements to energize your blogging

3 PM Atlantic

Tuesday, Feb. 21st, 2006

The Benefits 

An experienced Weblogger and librarian will share tried and true
strategies for getting a blogging initiative off the ground. This
session will offer practical advice and tips on improving organizational

Who Should Participate? 

Anyone looking for innovative ideas and practices for their library and
new technologies that can be applied in their environment to share
information and knowledge and attract customers and users. 

Key Topics You Will Explore 

* How can you build momentum for the library's Weblog initiative?
* How can you keep a Weblog active once it's been started?
* Who should blog and what skills do they need?
* What editorial policies do you need to consider?
* How often do you need to post?
* How can you enhance your Weblog?


Member: $48.00 + GST 
Non-Member: $68.00 + GST 

About The Presenter......

Michael Stephens (BA, Indiana University, 1987; MLS, Indiana
University,1995) is Special Projects Librarian at the St. Joseph County
Public Library in South Bend, Indiana. At SJCPL, he has assisted in the
creation of SJCPL's staff and public training program, the Long Range
Plan, Technology Plan, managed networked resources, chaired the
library's Web site redesign committee 2000-2004 and currently works on
technology related projects for the library. 

Since 2000, he has presented at library conferences locally, nationally
and on the international level. In March 2005, he was named one of
Library Journal's Movers and Shakers 2005. He is in the PhD program at
the University of North Texas IMLS Distance Independent Information
Science program. 

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