Social networking for law librarians and friends of law libraries
I'm sorry for the late response, but we had a massive power outage in our area. Now I'm desperately trying to play catch-up.
When I was at the Computers in Libraries Conference there was a discussion about this. I *think* it was Greg Notess who was saying that academic librarians tend to use Facebook and MySpace more (I think Ning is a little like those) because that's where the students tend to be. He said corporate (I think that would include law) librarians tend to use LinkedIn because it's where the business professionals (lawyers) are. What do you think Jim? Do you think that's a fair statement about academic librarians?
Of course, it could just be that Jim is an academic librarian and I've spent my career as a law firm/government librarian. Then again, all three of us are members of both, so who knows?! ; )
Thanks for the reply, Abbie. The LinkedIn Law Librarians group has grown since I last checked. 211 members!
So, question - what do we do now? What are some possible professional uses for this network?