Blogging and RSS: A Librarian's Guide by Michael P. Sauers

By Michael P. Sauers

During this absolutely up to date moment version of his renowned 2006 booklet, Michael P. Sauers exhibits how running a blog and RSS expertise should be simply and effectively utilized by libraries and librarians. as well as supplying easy-to-follow directions for growing, publishing, and syndicating a weblog utilizing unfastened web-based companies, software program, RSS feeds, and aggregators, Sauers covers new instruments and prone, introduces quite a few beneficial library blogs and bloggers, and encompasses a new bankruptcy on microblogging with Twitter.

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This goes equally well for my ideas as well as the ideas of others. Pass it along so that others can benefit too! What’s in yours? 11). Social Network, Blog, and Comment Policies Social Media Governance offers a database of Social Media Policies, a selection of corporate and government agency policies regulating their staff use of social networks, the internet in general, email, and more. There are also policies meant for their website’s users, such as commenting policies. These literally run the entire spectrum from the overly-restrictive and horribly unrealistically impractical to the open and modern policies we’re used to seeing in libraries.

Case in point, the newly available Internship Grant program is an ideal vehicle for engaging youth in library work. The Nebraska Library Association and Nebraska Library Commission will offer grants to accredited public libraries for student internships. 0: Building 21st Century Skills, is funded through a grant from a Nebraska foundation. These internships for youth workers are a follow-up to last year’s highly successful program, which was made possible through a grant from a Nebraska foundation, and a 2008–2009 program made possible through a federal grant to the Nebraska Library Commission.

There are others, who should have been aware of that thread, who are actually active in LITA–and who should be part of LITA not being behind the times. As noted in a number of earlier posts, I’m fairly well burned out on the organization—to the point that I’ll think hard before renewing (since, given my work status, LITA costs me more than ALA does). Oh, I might still renew–as a former president, it’s hard not to–but still. It was, to some extent, a kneejerk reaction to an attack. I still don’t (necessarily) agree with the attack, but as with some other areas, it’s really not my battle these days.

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