I have a MLIS (Master of Library & Information Science) and although i do not consider myself a 'librarian' i do align my professional self with the profession especially in the corporate space since much of the work i have done in the last 8 years revolves around information delivery in the enterprise.
I monitor a good handful of librarian blogs (see list below) and have always thought that librarians make great bloggers. I posted the Hugh MacLeod**** drawing above because i thinks that librarians do have the passion and authority to be great bloggers!
For the last few years the conference has been very well covered by attending bloggers. I will do what i can to help the situation this year.
The Official Conference Blog:
Information Today is covering the conference on their blog: http://www.infotodayblog.com/2007/05/21/information-today-bloggers-head-for-sla/
There is a blogger get together (unfortunately i won't be able to attend- urgh):
Some of the conference sessions that look interesting (aside from the Al Gore keynote-yeah!):
- Giving Meaning to the Term “Customer Engagement
- New Tools for Handling Reputation and Risk
- Turning the Pages: Bringing our "Treasures" to Life Through Technology
- SLA Tech Zone: Blogs, Wikis, RSS, and other Cool Stuff within Share Point 2007
- New Tools Help Organizations Build Effective Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management Teams
- The Mobility of Business Information
- Best Practices: How to Implement Audience-centric Taxonomies for the Semantic Web
- Learning to Unleash the Full Power of RSS Information Feeds
- Science of Beer (not making this on up!)
- 20 Tips For Searching the New Web, Web 2.0
- XBRL: Extensible Business Reporting Language
- Finding the Concept: Using Ontologies and Semantics
****If you a Hugh MacLeod fan and a blogging librarian and you happen to read this post, i have an extra signed calendar from when i recently met Hugh at a Blogging Dinner. Be the first to find me in the booth and it is yours to frame. Here is when i am scheduled to be at the Dow Jones Booth: Sunday 11am-1pm, Monday 3-5pm, Tuesday 10-12:30pm and this is what i look like.
Some other 'library' blogs i monitor include (feel free to add more in the comments):
- Librarians' Internet Index: New This Week
- http://librariancentral.blogspot.com/ (Google's librarian blog)