Could you imagine the SLA-IT Division's Blogging Section without a weblog? Of course not, so it is high time this blog got under way. I am happy to see you here.
The Information Technology Division of SLA created the Blogging Section in June 2005. Its purpose is to provide a forum for members to exchange information on the technologies and applications of blogs and RSS. Central to this section is the development of blogs by and for information professionals and their customers, including design, development, structure, delivery, and promotion. This section monitors and reports on emerging new technologies and offers education and training on their effective use, implementation and management.
All are invited to join, from the curious and the beginners, to the grizzled veterans.
We are also already planning activities for the new Section for the Annual conferences in Baltimore. An half-day, hands-on CE course for blogging beginners will take place on Sunday. A get-together of Section members and bloggers will also be organized in order to socialize and “put faces on familiar names”. More details are to come in the following months.
If you would like to join the Section:
- Already a member of the Information Technology Division? Call, write or email SLA Member Services (+1-703-647-4938; SLA, PO Box 75338, Baltimore, MD 21275; or firstname.lastname@example.org)and ask them to add you to the Blogging Section of the Division. Have your member number on-hand. Easy!
- Not a member of SLA-IT? You have to become a member of the Division in order to join a Section. You can wait until your renew your membership and add us to your selection, but, why wait? Contact SLA Member Services by phone (+1- 202-939-3671 – different number!), they will take your credit card details to add you to the Division and Section immediately. Alternatively, you can mail a check with a request to add the division/section to your membership (SLA, PO Box 75338, Baltimore, MD 21275).
Don't hesitate to contact me with your questions and comments. This Section is meant to help all information professionals with their blogging endeavors. And this brand new baby is just waiting for your loving input to grow.
Blogging Section Chair