Outreach Blogs: Innovative Strategies for Connecting Libraries to Their Communities

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May 2009


An outreach blog can be an effective communication tool that extends and enhances email, listservs, and other traditional forms of correspondence in colleges and universities. At this presentation find out how USF Librarians have used blogging technologies to connect with specific faculty constituencies and to the community at large. Unlike traditional communication tools, blogs offer powerful organizational features that help users to keep abreast of library-related information and updates. Presenters will offer blogging tips and tools tied to questions of content, design, Google gadgets and library 2.0 features. In addition, presenters featured academic library outreach blogs that illustrated best practices.