Joining the Fray

For more than two years now, I’ve been the lone blogger on LOC.gov.  As most bloggers know, the key to nurturing a growing group of engaged readers is mainly a function of volume: lots of compelling posts, posted with regularity.

Unfortunately for the blog, I wear many hats in my current position, which far too often push blogging down the list of priorities.  So I’ve decided to get some help, because there are too many interesting stories around here for one person to try to tell.

I’m pleased to announce that Jennifer Gavin, the senior public affairs specialist in my office, has signed on as a co-blogger.  Before coming to the Library in 2007, she held a number of jobs in public relations.  She has also had a long career as a journalist, writing for several outlets including the Associated Press.

I’m personally a big fan of her writing, her tone, and her sense of humor, and I hope you will be too.

4 Comments

  1. Greg Collver
    May 5, 2009 at 10:09 am

    I have enjoyed your blog very much, it has made LOC very cool and interesting. I welcome Jennifer and I hope LOC realizes what a great service you are performing and allows both of you the time to keep us informed of the new and existing items of interest at LOC!

  2. Laurie
    May 14, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    I’ve also enjoyed your blog. I’m curious why more LoC librarians and staff aren’t blogging? We at the Denver Public Library have just launched our Western History and Genealogy blog as a beta for DPL. We chose to open it to the entire WHG staff and see where they take it. Since the LoC blog has been up for two years, are there plans to diversify the content?
    http://history.denverlibrary.org/blog

  3. …tom…
    May 16, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Seems like Jennifer has organized a peaceful coup of the blog, having the last three entries after this post.

    And why no line for a commenter link..?? Pretty much de rigueur for blogs, dot gov or not.

    …just saying.

    …tom…
    http://sleepingintheheartland.blogspot.com/

  4. kongning
    June 26, 2009 at 7:31 am

    I’m curious why more LoC librarians and staff aren’t blogging? We at the Denver Public Library have just launched our Western History and Genealogy blog as a beta for DPL. We chose to open it to the entire WHG staff and see where they take it. Since the LoC blog has been up for two years, are there plans to diversify the content?
    http://www.heelsunion.com

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