Library of Congress Blog

The granddaddy of American libraries has become one with its multitudinous siblings descendants: the Library of Congress now has its very own weblog. The blog’s author, Matt Raymond, writes that his blog’s mission will “be in keeping with the spirit of the Library’€™s mission as a whole: ‘to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.'”

I noted with interest that the blog’s author, Matt Raymond, is the library’s Director of Communications and a journalist by education. Although I’d find professional and personal interest in a librarian blogger’s perspective on the library, I’m impressed that the Library of Congress has decided to use blogs and RSS as a communications and marketing tool. Welcome to the biblioblogosphere!

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  1. Hi, Ken. Thanks for the mention!
    As we alluded in the press release announcing the blog, this is essentially a pilot that the Library graciously allowed me to proceed with while we finalize a new institution-wide policy on blogging.
    It’s the first, but definitely won’t be the last, Library of Congress blog. I would hope that an audience-specific blog of interest to the librarian community might be among the first of any other blogs that we launch.
    In the meantime, I do hope that there will be strong librarian presence among our commenters.

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