everything and read.” (High School program) Comments can be
open, but moderated ("edited for publishing") Let the
students do RA work for us.
Create an Internal
staff blog to build skills. Have staff subscribe to one
library blog and report on it on internet blog.
Have an open session
about blogging for staff; solicit volunteers to blog.
How to get staff to
blog: draw on their info, their passions, whether or not it
is directly related to library. (encourage staff members to
blog about what interests them.)
Do an internal blog –
start with training
How would an internal
staff blog could operate differently from e-mail? Blog could
be more visible/accessible. Make blog primary source of info
Start with hosted blog
– fewer technology problems and hurdles (blogger/etc.); Free
School – create blog to
match to school project – post relevant resources – students
Create a number of
different blogs: Hot summer reads; Books we hate; Friends of
library; Guilty pleasures
When posting, apply
WWAC rule (Why would anyone care?)
What to blog (finding
Partner with historical society
Think who else you
can partner with.
Use customer comments
to appeal to funders – board, etc.
Blog on DVDs: Post
about new dvds, old dvds.
Staff blog – how to get
staff to use it.
Make default homepage
the internal blog page – link to weather, Google search
Blog idea: “Camden
County has talent” – find out about local artists, writers,
collectors – generate free program leads.
Blog idea: “Library
horror stories” – chance to react respond to public
thoughts/misconceptions about library service (suggestion –