Communities of Conscious Design

Communities of Conscious Design: Planting and Pruning Your Way to an Effective Online Community
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Time: 3:00 pm EST
This is a free event. To learn more and register visit
Building an online community works in a similar way to growing a garden. You plant a seed (provide an online platform), water and feed (engage and share with larger communities) and you will develop some sort of community. It will not however, be what you envision if you are not willing to weed and prune it. By this I mean moderate and, if necessary, limit who can join and get rid of the rabble rousers. Part of facilitating and managing a community is keeping it focused and you cannot do this with flame wars erupting weekly.
Join your Blended Librarian Online Community co-hosts, Steven Bell and John Shank, and their guest speaker for this webcast Naomi House, Founder, Editor & Publisher for (I Need A Library Job), as she shares practical insights for building and sustaining an online community. House will also address how Blended Librarian skills could help librarians to explore new opportunities in the job market, as she describes how INALJ is helping expand and educate information professionals about the wide variety of positions we have or can learn the necessary skills to succeed.