Content analysis study of librarian blogs: Professional development and other uses

  • Grace M. Jackson-Brown Missouri State University
Keywords: Librarian blogs, Academic blogs, blogging, social media, professional development

Abstract

A content analysis of leading librarian blogs shows how blogs are used for professional development, political advocacy for libraries, research and other information dissemination uses. An examination of blog posts, comments, and blogger responses to reader comments show major areas of interaction. Unstructured interviews with librarian bloggers illuminate how these bloggers view the role of their blogs now and into the future.

Author Biography

Grace M. Jackson-Brown, Missouri State University
Grace Jackson-Brown is Assistant Professor of Library Science at Missouri State University.
Published
2013-02-05
How to Cite
Jackson-Brown, G. M. (2013). Content analysis study of librarian blogs: Professional development and other uses. First Monday, 18(2). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v18i2.4343