Annual Membership Meeting 2005
Blogs, the Internet, and Libraries
Friday, September 30, 2005
Our Keynote speaker was David Weinberger, co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, noted Web expert, and former gag writer for Woody Allen. David entertained us with his thoughts on blogs, the Internet and how they affect libraries.
Following his presentation, three panelists reacted to his comments:
Sheryl Cormicle Knox, Capital Area District Library
Dina Mein, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Rich Wiggins, Michigan State University
In the afternoon, session, three blogging librarians shared practical information on how they created their library or personal blogs.
Personal Blog - Kevin Smith, Cass District Library
The Fiddling Librarian
Academic Library Blog – Michael Lorenzen, Central Michigan University
Information Literacy Land of Confusion
Public Library Blog – Kathy Petlewski, Plymouth District Library
The program concluded with MLC's Annual Membership meeting.
Jim Seidl gave the Audit Committee Report.
Outgoing Board Chair Phyllis Johnson received an honorary plaque from current Board Chair Christine Berro.
The Year in Review: MLC Executive Director's Report, Randy Dykhuis