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=== Getting Your Work Noticed by the Profession ===
 
=== Getting Your Work Noticed by the Profession ===
 
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* Attend local professional meetings regularly.
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* Volunteer to work on committees locally and nationally. Respond positively to the pleas for help that come by email or in library publications.
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* Help with presentations at conferences.  You can start by being an assistant who collect evaluation forms or does other small jobs.  Talk with the presenterators and hosts.
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* When attending presentations, ask good questions.  Be willing to talk to others after the presentation ends.
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* Network with librarians who share your interests.  They will help you share your work with others.
  
 
=== Promoting Your Blog and Getting Noticed Online ===
 
=== Promoting Your Blog and Getting Noticed Online ===
 
* Don't just be a blog author, be a blog participant. Be sure you regularly join the conversation on other blogs and carefully monitor the conversation on yours.  
 
* Don't just be a blog author, be a blog participant. Be sure you regularly join the conversation on other blogs and carefully monitor the conversation on yours.  
 
* There are more blog readers/commenters than there are bloggers...think about that for a bit. If you aren't comfortable authoring a blog on a regular basis, it is okay to read and leave comments. Especially if you can tie other thoughts into your comments.
 
* There are more blog readers/commenters than there are bloggers...think about that for a bit. If you aren't comfortable authoring a blog on a regular basis, it is okay to read and leave comments. Especially if you can tie other thoughts into your comments.
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* Submit your blog to blog lists, such as [http://www.libdex.com/weblogs.html Libdex's Library Weblogs], [http://www.lisfeeds.com LISFeeds], and  [http://dmoz.org/Reference/Libraries/Library_and_Information_Science/Weblogs/ DMOZ's Open Directory Project Library and Information Science Weblogs].

Revision as of 13:44, 27 April 2006

Getting Your Work Noticed By Your Employer

Getting Your Work Noticed by the Profession

  • Attend local professional meetings regularly.
  • Volunteer to work on committees locally and nationally. Respond positively to the pleas for help that come by email or in library publications.
  • Help with presentations at conferences. You can start by being an assistant who collect evaluation forms or does other small jobs. Talk with the presenterators and hosts.
  • When attending presentations, ask good questions. Be willing to talk to others after the presentation ends.
  • Network with librarians who share your interests. They will help you share your work with others.

Promoting Your Blog and Getting Noticed Online

  • Don't just be a blog author, be a blog participant. Be sure you regularly join the conversation on other blogs and carefully monitor the conversation on yours.
  • There are more blog readers/commenters than there are bloggers...think about that for a bit. If you aren't comfortable authoring a blog on a regular basis, it is okay to read and leave comments. Especially if you can tie other thoughts into your comments.
  • Submit your blog to blog lists, such as Libdex's Library Weblogs, LISFeeds, and DMOZ's Open Directory Project Library and Information Science Weblogs.
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