The time has come. I'm tired of waiting. I'm tired of complaining to the dear PLA employee on the trolley on I-Drive in Orlando. (while sweating profusely from the heat) This was my tipping point:
My friend CJ over at technobiblio just wrote this in his blog about not finding the PLA Program submission info very easily: "This is a perfect example of why PLA (and all other ALA's divisions - doesn't anyone want to be first?) need a blog..."
We're talking communication..spreading the word. Please take a look at how blog software can disseminate information quickly and easily at the following libraries:
The SJCPL Lifeline: My own library's blog, complete with RSS. People read it...this is how they get their library news. I've heard from them!
Thomas Ford Memorial Library: A site made of blogs!
I could never forget LISNews -- where I get my pertinent daily fix of library and info science news...not at the ALA site..not at the PLA site... but at a grassroots, homegrown blog created by a bunch of dedicated library folk.
Finally, look at all of the blog sites collected at http://www.blogwithoutalibrary.net/links.html and tell me what you think... Fad? Flash in the Cyber Pan? I don't think so.
Tell me, ALA, will you ever join the blogging masses of library folk?
Posted by Michael at August 25, 2004 07:37 PM