Presenter: Amanda Gluibizzi, Assistant Professor, Fine Arts Librarian, The Fine Arts Library, The Ohio State University,

Description: Libraries have featured blogs on their web sites for some time, but does anyone actually look at them? Why do library blogs have to be about the library? This virtual poster session will examine ways that art library blogs can connect with their communities by taking advantage of the ease and immediacy of blog posting, and exploring blogs’ potential for cultural production, critical thinking and writing, and as virtual galleries. Looking at popular arts blogs such as CultureGrrrl, BadAtSports, Big, Red, & Shiny, Scene and Herd, and Design Observer, The Art Library Blog will suggest strategies for posting topics, getting staff involved, and the benefits of giving art libraries a virtual voice.

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