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Presentation on Blogging in Libraries & LRL Conference Blog

I give a lot of presentations and have learned that the receptiveness of the audience has a big outcome on the success of the presentation. This morning, it was my pleasure to speak at the Legislative Reference Librarians conference on the topic of Blogging in Libraries. They were a great audience who seemed genuinely interested in the topic and who asked lots of insightful questions.

I explained blogs and RSS feeds and showed how librarians can use them for research. During the second part of the presentation, we explored why and how librarians can become blog authors. Despite some technical glitches, we were able to go live and demo both Bloglines and Blogger. I've posted my handouts online.

I was very pleased to learn that the staff of the WI LRB Library has set up a conference blog and have been blogging about each of the sessions. Nicely done, indeed.