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© Blogging Librarian on Flickr

© Blogging Librarian on Flickr

A few months ago Peter Chapman, editor of Refer approached me and Jo Alcock (after fellow blogger Jennie Law recommended us) to co-author an article on librarians and blogging for the Autumn edition of Refer: The Journal of the Information Services Group. Our article is now available online if you want to check it out.

Not only was this a really interesting article to research, but it was also a completely new experience for me in terms of collaboration.  Although I’ve never met Jo I’ve known her for a few years now via social media websites like Facebook and Twitter.  We made full advantage of a range of web 2.0 tools, such as wikis, blogs, microblogs and social bookmarking  to write our article and it was an absolute pleasure to work with Jo on this project. 🙂  Jo has also blogged about the process of co-authoing an article with somebody you’ve never met before!

Hope you enjoy the article! 🙂


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Public Libraries in the 21st Century (C) Christine Rooney-Browne

Public Libraries in the 21st Century (C) Christine Rooney-Browne

Just thought I’d share a couple of presentations that I delivered at two different conferences last week.

First up is my keynote presentation from the SINTO lecture in Sheffield;  “A Look at the Role of Public Libraries in Times of Recession

And secondly, a joint presentation between myself and Liz McGettigan from Edinburgh City Libraries at the annual Internet Librarian International Conference in London; “A Joined Up Approach to Social Media”.

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