TELSIG Journal Discussion Group – all welcome!

Announcing the first meeting of the year for the Christchurch TELSIG Journal Discussion Group. Read on for details of venue, and the discussion topic. Go on! You know you want to!

When: Tuesday, 24 January, at 5.30 pm.

Where: UC Central Library, Level 2, Room 210 (see floor plan below)

Parking is free after 5 pm, but people should not park in ‘reserved’ parking spaces.

The closest car park is the Science Road car park (see map below).

Entry is from Ilam Road via Science Road. (Please note that there is currently no entry to campus via University Drive from the Clyde Road end).

Everyone is welcome to come to the TELSIG Journal Discussion Groups. They are a great way to meet and mingle with fellow librarians, motivate yourself to read LIS literature and  learn new ideas to take back to your workplace, and you don’t need to be a member of LIANZA or TELSIG, or a tertiary librarian to attend. A bonus is that if you are professionally registered, it’s a great way to fill in an activity or two in your revalidation journal. Keep reading for the discussion topic for our next meeting.






The journal article and questions for discussion are as follows:

Greenland, K. (2013). Negotiating self-presentation, identity, ethics, readership and privacy in the LIS blogosphere: a review of the literature. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 44(4), 217-225.

Discussion questions:

  • Do you write a blog? If so, why? What about? Is it private or public? Is it personal or for your job?
  • Do you read blogs? If so, why? What are they? How do they help you professionally?  If not, why not?
  • Can you maintain your privacy if you write publicly?
  • Are you, as blog author, accountable for the comments on your blog entries? Should they be mediated by you to ensure you control the content?
  • Do you agree that publicly blogging as a librarian, means you potentially are representative of all (or a subset of) librarians as a result of your writing? If so, how might this affect what you write?


If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Caroline Anderson




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