What’s Flowering Now?
In a bald-faced effort to drum up enthusiasm and support for social software I hosted a webinar from Web Junction last September, entitled Making Sense of Social Software in the Library. Aaron Schmidt of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library (IL), Andrea Mercado of the Reading Public Library (MA), and Regan Robinson of the Stevens County Rural Library District discussed blogs, flickr, and wikis. I was quite heartened to have many of my colleagues attend the presentation and a few questions and even requests for department blogs followed. I’m particularly thrilled that our BioSciences Librarian launched a photoblog, What’s Flowering Now. Way to take initiative! And I think it’s really valuable being so focused – this is something little discussed… I wonder sometimes (and I know I don’t practice what I preach) if a successful blog is one that’s well focused. He admits that it’s a challenge to find plants in flower in winter in New Hampshire, but I think it’s the fine point that makes this one succesful. And I’m not just saying that because this week’s feature plant is a Lichen.