IL05 – Day 2: Library Blogs – Ethics & Guidelines, Karen G. Schneider

“For most readers,you are the last stop between the reader and the truth.”

Five Rules to Blog By:

1. Transparency (include an about page – can be humorous – also full disclosure and honesty about who you are and why you’re writing). Transparency can be strategic.

2. Cite it

3. Be Accurate. “There is nothing more pathetic than a librarian who gets the facts wrong.”

4. Be fair

5. Admit Mistakes

[My thought] – Blogging ethics are very similar to normal writer’s ethics. And that makes sense, since a blogger is, whether they like it or not, a writer.