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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 efforts.

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 Weblogs.

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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