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SJRLC presents...
Michael Stephens at the
Cherry Hill Library, July 20-21
 
 

Community Building Through Your Web Site: Library Blogs and RSS
       see below for program times/details
 
 

                               Cost: FREE (but registration is required)
                           
    download registration form here

 ( Note: Due to space limits in the lab, the hands-on
session will be repeated on 7/21
)


Program Objective

As a result of this program, you will integrate blogs and RSS into your existing webpage, increasing communication and fostering conversations and connections between library staff and customers.  By the end of the day you will have at least one functioning blog, and be able to subscribe to and manage RSS feeds.
 

JULY 20    Sessions 1 & 2

SESSION 1
Community Building Through Your Website with blogs and RSS feeds.

Time: 9:30-11:00  (coffee/registration at 9:00)
Description: Overview and description of blogs and RSS feeds, with specific examples of how libraries are creatively using blogs/rss to create new community connections and strengthen existing ones.
Who Should attend? Directors and other library decision-makers.  All staff who may contribute to library blog(s) (i.e. staff from Reference, Children, YA, Readers Services, Marketing/PR) are also encouraged to attend.

SESSION 1, Continued
 Creating a Blogging Plan for your Library

Time:  11:15-12:15
Description: Brainstorming and discussion of best practices leading to the creation of a blogging plan for your library
Who Should attend? Directors and other library decision-makers.  All staff who may contribute to library blog(s) (i.e. staff from Reference, Children, YA, Readers Services, Marketing/PR) are also encouraged to attend.
 

LUNCH!  12:15 - 1:00

 

SESSION 2
Hands on blogging in the lab
(space is limited; preference will be given to Directors and decision-makers; other library staff should sign up for one of the repeats of session 2 on July 21)

Time:  1:15 - 4:15
Description: Hands-on experience in the lab creating library blogs, subscribing and managing RSS feeds, and using free web-based sites (i.e. suprglu) to add free dynamic content to your website.
Who Should attend? Directors and other library decision-makers.  All staff who may contribute to library blog(s) (i.e. staff from Reference, Children, YA, Readers Services, Marketing/PR) are also encouraged to attend.  NOTE:  Space in the lab is limited to 20 seats and preference will be given to Directors and Assistant Directors.  Seating may be limited to one attendee per library.
 

JULY 21   Repeat of Session 2
Attendees are also invited to join us for a free lunch.

SESSION 2 (repeated)
Hands on blogging in the lab

Time: 9:30-12:15  (coffee/registration at 9:00)
Description: Hands-on experience in the lab creating library blogs, subscribing and managing RSS feeds, and using free web-based sites (i.e. suprglu) to add free dynamic content to your website.
Who Should attend? All staff who may contribute to library blog(s) (i.e. staff from Reference, Children, YA, Readers Services, Marketing/PR).  Directors/Decision-makers who were unable to attend this session on July 20th are also encouraged to attend.
 

LUNCH!  12:15 - 1:00

 

    download registration form here
 

About Michael Stephens:
Michael has presented widely on the power of library blogging to strengthen community ties and engage customers with library services. His presentations are always inspiring, practical and fun. Michael’s program at PLA, on community building through your library website was one of the best and most talked about programs of the conference.

Learn more at Michael's popular blog, Tame The Web.

This program is made possible by special funding from the New Jersey State Library, an Affiliate of Thomas Edison State College.


NOTE: Cooperative Services are now being managed by Infolink.  Please contact them with questions or requests for service.

It has been a sincere pleasure serving you!
-Peter



If you need to contact us regarding SJRLC business after 8/27/10 please call 856-575-1390 or email Karen Hyman at hyman@sjrlc.org
or Peter Bromberg at bromberg@sjrlc.org

 
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