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Scottish Information Networking event - First steps in blogging

A legal librarian friend forwarded me this event notification today from SIN, the Scottish Information Network. Unfortunately, I didn't get the notification myself (nor did at least one other member that I know of), despite having joined SIN back in April. I think they may need to look at their email /contact list management!


Scottish Information Networking event - First steps in blogging

Dear colleague

Do you blog or are you thinking about blogging? The Scottish Information Network is running an evening event entitled “First steps in blogging” on Tuesday November 4th. Come along and hear advice from some real bloggers or perhaps even plug your own blog! The event will also be an opportunity to meet with other members of the network and find out more about what’s happening in the information world. See below for more details and let me know ASAP if you would like to attend

John Coll
Business Information Services Manager
Scottish Business Information Service
National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge
Edinburgh
EH1 1EW

Tel:0131 623 3816
E-mail: j.collATnls.uk

First steps in Blogging
6pm Tuesday 4th November, Level 5
Livingstone Tower, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Speakers:
Neil Infield, Manager, British Library Business & Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC)
Neil recently launched the first blog for the British Library’s BIPC called In through the Outfield . He previously worked for Hermes Pension Management and is also a committee member of SLA Europe. Neil is a well known figure in the information world and is a regular contributor to publications such as Information World Review and Business Information review. He will talk about his own experiences in setting up his blog as well as offer tips and advice to existing and would-be bloggers.

Christine Rooney-Browne PhD Student, University of Strathclyde
Christine is currently researching the social value of public libraries as part of her PhD and has written a number of articles on this topic. She also writes a blog called The Library of Digress and she will offer her own insights into running a blog.

There will be an opportunity to put questions to both of the speakers during the evening and the talks will be followed by drinks and nibbles. The event is kindly sponsored by Bureau van Dijk

To book a place please contact John Coll e-mail j.collATnls.uk Tel: 0131 623 3816



Unfortunately, I wouldn't be able to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow in time to attend this event. I'd really have liked to be able to meet Christine, who also helps maintain the UK Library Bloggers wiki! Hopefully the wiki will get a mention as a good place to start to find other library bloggers! :)

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