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Testing the Waters:  Blogging for User Needs Analysis, Information Access, and Building a Community of Practitioners

Carolyn Sheffield, Grace Costantino and Robert Cox

ASIST 2011 Annual Meeting 
New Orleans, LA, October 9-12, 2011


This panel session will focus on three strategies for using blogs to improve access to collections, understand information needs of those searching the collections, and build communities of practice with information professionals serving similar user groups. Three presenters will share their experiences, goals, methods, and results. A facilitated discussion with the audience will follow the presentations and allow attendees to brainstorm on possible uses of blogging outside the box to reach the goals of their current projects or initiatives that they are hoping to undertake in the near future.

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