Fellow people who serve children in libraries: We are an amazing group, you know that? The willingness to share ideas and resources is one of our best features. You can go on Facebook or Twitter, ask a question, and hundreds of people are there to engage.
You can also check out the many youth services blogs! Maybe you’ve thought about starting a blog before. Maybe you’ve quickly decided against it because it looks like a lot of work. Or because you think you’re not tech savvy enough. Or because you’re not sure what to say. Or because you simply have too much on your plate right now.
I totally feel you. But I also know that so many of you out there have these absolutely outstanding ideas! I see them on Twitter. I see them on Facebook. And I would absolutely love to feature them here on Jbrary. Writing up these ideas in a blog post is good for many reasons, such as:
- It lets you try out blogging without having to create your own blog
- It allows us to categorize and store your ideas for easy access in the future. A link to your post will appear on one of our programming pages.
- It shines a light on the creative work your library is doing to serve children. Your library and staff get a virtual fist bump.
- It helps other people! Many people use our blog and other blogs to do research for programs they are considering running.
So this is an open call for guest posts of any nature related to youth services work in libraries. Have an idea for a post? Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give blogging a chance. You might just discover you love it.