Blogs and Social Media

Professional Blogs

Blogging has become a venue of expression for many libraries and librarians, offering a unique opportunity to create communities and generate discourse.  This practice invigorates librarianship in general while also offering a venue for contributions to specialized areas. Librarians’ blogs reflect the current interests, issues, and ideas experienced by libraries, librarians, and patrons.

The perspective, intended audience, subject matter, and scope of the blogs I have developed vary greatly.  For example, a blog platform supports this ePortfolio.

Personal blogs:

Julie Kent: Revel and Reveal Art

This art explores the emotionality of conflict, resolution, lightness, torment, peace, depression, buoyancy, grief, shame, and broad sweeping collisions of raw universal forces with human experiences and truths leaking through to the viewer’s eye.  This blog presents my creativity as expressed through the medium of acrylic, canvas, and a windshield wiper blade.

The State of the Dog

Hello.  I am the dog.

THE dog about which this blog focuses attention is me.  My shiny solid liver-coloured coat confuses some but I am a German Shorthaired Pointer.

Some would think it bizarre to give a dog a human voice. Anthropomorphizing animals is common with many but purist and dog trainers so poo to that.

Humans have their code of communication and so do animals. My voice is channelled and translated through Julie.  She really wants to be called “Jools” but I suspect she will tire quickly trying to get people to spell it the way she sees it.

Personal Professional Twitter: @agentlibrarian

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