Must Read: Marin County Free Library Blog
I'm collecting links to really good library blogs lately, and Marin County's is my current favorite, and here's why, so far:
- I love that they explain for their patrons, in plain English, what a blog is. That's courteous and smart.
- They put all their electronic contact information directly under the "what's a blog/RSS?" stuff in the right-hand sidebar. This is both cool and appealing to tech-savvy users, who will be the first to catch onto their blog initiative, anyway.
- They use their blog to showcase services, collections, and electronic tools that their patrons may not be aware of. They also use it to provide mini-tutorials on using their online catalogue. Good marketing without an ounce of bombast.
- Every single post would make me, as an online patron of MCFL, want to ask a librarian for more follow-up information. That's some good blogging right there.