Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Tag It!

How are we going to tag our 2007 MLA conference photos so the tag is unique and the images and blog posts are easily findable? Here are some possible tags for MLA conference photos and blog posts I came up with:


MLA2007 is an alternative, but as there are other states and organizations with the MLA acronym, using MALA2007 or masslib07 will make us stand out.


MA Libraries on FLICKR!

A Flickr group for MA libraries has been established at

Please feel free to join and send photos to the group photo pool! Photos from academic, school, public, and special librarines in Massachusetts: library buildings, events, programs, staff, conferences, regions, networks and organizations are welcome!

Bloggers Needed for 2007 MLA Conference!

Branch out and BLOG!

Novice and experienced bloggers needed for MLA conference, Branch Out @ MLA on May 2-4, 2007 in Sturbridge, MA. This year's event includes many great events and speakers at the conference this year, including Keynote Speaker Callie Crossley on Wednesday morning, and a program by Tom Ashbrook Wednesday Night at the Publick House.

What's blogging? Blogging is posting of chronological items in text, audio, image or video format to a website with a feed (for automatic notification of updates) and commenting features (for readers to respond to posts).

The concept is that when you attend a conference session, you can either take notes and post those, or write about your impressions - what you are taking away from the session.

The ideal candidate has:
* Some degree of writing ability
* Comfort with the Blogger web application (note: if you can send an email, you can blog! the post form is very similar to an email composition form)
* Desire for professional development/ publishing opportunities (your real name will go on your post - PDPs available!)

Blogging for just one day is acceptable - bloggers do now have to commit to or be present at the entire conference. Commitment is a minimum of two text posts a day about events, meetings, or sessions. Photos, audioblogging or video blogging are optional but encouraged. A MA Libraries group has been established on Flickr; check it out at

*Free registration for the days attended and blogged (bloggers have to cover their room and meals)
*Free Internet access for bloggers on days attended and blogged

Contact Beth Gallaway at bethg AT mmrls DOT org if you are interested!