Social networking for law librarians and friends of law libraries
The Law Libraries and Librarians Ning was started by Jim Milles over two years ago. He posted a notice about it on the law-lib list on May 11, 2008.
The Ning administrators are:
NELLCO became a sponsor of the Ning in August 2010.
Check out our new videos. And the "Twitter Tracker" feature has the latest "law library" tweets which can be very amusing...;-)
Becoming a member of the Law Libraries and Librarians Ning network was open until January 2010 when it became a moderated network. This means approval is needed by the network administrators to become a member, but the process is usually pretty fast. Moderation was a spam-prevention measure.
As of today, the Ning has 764 members. The members so far seem to also be members of major
national and international law library and library associations such as IALL, BIALL, AALL, CALL, SLA, etc.
The Ning was created by Jim Milles to facilitated "social networking for law librarians and friends of law
libraries." It's the network for "blogging, podcasting, Twittering, Gtalking, ooVooing, Flickring, networking law
Law Libraries and Librarians Ning members can add as much profile information about themselves
as they wish to their pages, as well as their website and blog addresses, and Meeboo, Gmail, Facebook, Ning, Second Life, Plaxo, LinkedIn, Gtalk, Twitter, Flickr, FriendFeed, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, Skype, YouTube, etc. addresses.
Ning members can also add photos (such as from conferences), videos (workshops, law library tours, etc.), post Forum discussions/messages, blogs, start Groups on specialized areas of law librarianship, by library type, Web 2.0 activity, etc. There are also Notes and Chat features (to be exploited).
So far, there are 22 groups including Information Literacy in Law, the Gen X Gen Y Caucus, Bloggers, Web 2.0 Challenge 2009, Second Life Law Librarians, Court Librarians, Sci-Fi Law Librarians, Ordainers of the Universe
(catalogers/technical services), Law Librarians in Florida, Texas Law Librarians, NELLCO Acq/CD, and Scholarly Communication:
Sample member pages:
Jim Milles' Law Libraries and Librarians Ning profile page:
It's really exciting how much the network has grown since 2008.
Here's to making great connections and networking via the Law Libraries and Librarians Ning now and in 2011!