At each ALA, RLG sponsors an RLG Public Services Discussion Group. The next meeting of the group will be at ALA Midwinter in San Antonio. This time around, the discussion topic will be use of RSS/blogs in a public service setting. We are lucky to have a whole bevy of experienced bloggers on hand to tell you about their experiences, so I hope you will be able to join us and learn, or contribute your own observations from the blogosphere.
Julia Kelly and Janice Jaguszewski will join us from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Julia teaches a class on blogging, and will brief us on the University of Minnesota’s groundbreaking UThink program. Janice uses RSS as a tool, to show selected resources in four current awareness profiles on specific areas of nanotechnology research. Neat stuff!
Abigail Bordeaux and Erin Rushton will join us from the Binghamton University Libraries. Both Erin and Abigail participated in the implementation of blogs at Binghamton and have presented about blogs and RSS at faculty development workshops. Binghamton currently offers three blogs, all accessible from the Libraries’ home page. These are Library News & Exhibits, the Science Library Blog, and the Business Blog
If you are not a librarian (say you’re a museum professional, or you work at an archive or historical society) but will be in the area, please do plan to attend. Since this is an RLG-hosted meeting, this discussion group is open to all RLG members and not just those attending ALA. (Not sure if you’re a member? Check this page.)
Is there a member of your public services staff who might be interested, but maybe doesn’t follow this blog? Want to RSVP? Want to see what other meetings RLG is hosting? More information here!
The time and place:
ALA Midwinter, San Antonio, TX
Monday, January 23rd, 2006
La Mansion Del Rio Hotel, Veramendi
Merrilee Proffitt is Senior Manager andprovides project management skills and expert support to institutions within the OCLC Research Library Partnership.