All right, I don’t mind being one of a few, but I do wonder whether there are any Ghanaian librarians blogging out there? I have looked, but with not a whole lot of success. That could be my fault – in which case I have some definite issues with my searching skills – but I suspect that there aren’t many of us, or perhaps they are not blogging about libraries, librarians and books? Is this a reflection of what we are, or maybe aren’t, passionate about?
All right, I am including myself in the group of Ghanaian librarians, which I hope is permitted. I even posted something on the Ghana Library Association website’s forums, but no response yet, though that doesn’t really surprise me, I guess.
So far I have found the following, whom I proudly publicize:
Christian from Lolobi-Kumasi‘s blog is mostly but not exclusively photos. I did mention to him, that a little more text would be nice.
Another more recently discovered one is the Interesting information professional blog, which I learned about at a recent workshop. It seems as if it is tied to work at KNUST in Kumasi, more than anything else.
I guess I firmly believe that we librarians need not only to be aware of Web 2.0 tools such as blogging (among others), but we need to use them, and to promote ourselves and the skills and knowledge many of us have.
If the information I provide to colleagues, faculty or students is relevant, interesting and/or even just fun, I think I am performing part of my job. And it is not so different from asking someone whether they’ve seen the latest copy of this or that magazine, or a particular new work in their field.