Whoa, glad I took a look at the class a bit harder before the weekend! I read that the blog needed to be started by Monday, posted on Monday, and I was assuming next Monday! Looks like I am running behind!
My name is David Cox and this is my blog for IST 600, Blogging for Information Professionals. I like to think that I am working as an information professional right now, as I work in retail banking as a manager. This requires a huge knowledge base, and an equally huge knowledge management apparatus. Of course, my co-workers tend to just ask me for the answers! It’s a good backup plan.
I’m about to go on vacation, so we’ll see how they do without me!
What I don’t get to do much of in my current line of work is writing, something I am passionate about. But when I say that to people, the response I tend to always get is: do you have a blog?
So I think I ought to get my mind wrapped around blogging, to understand it as a professional skill, and to contemplate it as a personal tool.
When I think of blogging as a professional tool, what do I think of? you ask. Well, in my early days of my MSLIS studies (I started summer ’09, going to school part time takes some time as I am finding out!), I came across the Ann Arbor Public Libraries
site. Their library site is a blog. Simple, elegant, engaging. Something I feel like I would be happy to be involved in, and confident to present to an employer.
That’s a little about me. Time to move beyond the basics I have pulled together here, and go start learning a bit more about blogging!