LSJ Editors' Blog: Blogging at the ALA

25 April 2006

Blogging at the ALA

American Library Association president Michael Gorman got the blogosphere riled up last year when he published an article in Library Journal entitled Revenge of the Blog People!, which contained, among other things, this statement: "Given the quality of the writing in the blogs I have seen, I doubt that many of the Blog People are in the habit of sustained reading of complex texts."

President-elect Leslie Burger, by contrast, has a blog of her own. In this post she explains why it is important for us to engage with the blogosphere.

And another ALA VIP is now blogging: Mary Ghikas, Senior Associate Executive Director, has recently started The Green Kangaroo.

What a difference a year makes!


Blogger jennimi said...

Truly! Great to see you promoting blogging, especially considering your own thoughts and opinions on blogging a year ago. Well better late than...

Blogger Eli Guinnee said...

You cheeky cheeky girl! Are you seriously still bitter about the anti-blogging riots I allegedly "started" last year, Jenn? That was blown way out of proportion. WAY out of proportion.

Anonymous Edith Speller said...

You might like to know that Ian Snowley, the President Elect of UK's CILIP, also has his own blog.

I'll be interested to see how our professional bodies start to make use of these technologies - I can certainly see a role for blogs as evidence of ongoing professional development, for example.

(by the way, I couldn't post this comment using the Opera web browser, though I guess that's a Blogger system issue rather than a problem with your blog in particular!)


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