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What is your gender?What is your age?Where do you live?What sort of area do you live in?Do you have an MLS, MLIS, MSIS, etc.?Do you have any other advanced degrees (check all that apply)?If you have an MLS, at what age did you (or will you) receive your degree in library science/librarianship/etc?What sort of setting do you work in?What best describes the sort of work you do? Please choose the one that best describes what you do most often in your job. If none come close to fitting, please choose other and list your job title.What point are you at in your career?Does your job require you to manage others?How long have you had your primary blog?What software/service do you currently use to publish your primary blog?Do you blog anonymously?If your primary blog is not sponsored by your place of employment, do people at work know about your blog?Was this your first blog?When did you first start blogging?Do you contribute to more than one blog?What type of blog(s) do you have? Please choose a single answer for each individual blog you have.Please choose the top three reasons why you blog.Do you receive any revenue from blogging?In addition to publishing content on your blog, do you publish in the professional literature? (Choose all that apply)What is the primary way that you read blog content?How many blogs are you subscribed to (or if you don't subscribe, how many do you follow)?What other social networking tools do you use to network with people in the profession (choose all that apply)?How would you rate yourself on the following qualities?

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ResponseOtherResponseResponseOther (please specify)ResponseOther (please specify)ResponseMasters in HistoryMasters in EnglishMasters in EducationMasters in Social Work/Counseling/Psychology/etc.Masters in Computer ScienceMBA or MPAOther MastersDoctorate in Library ScienceJuris DoctorateOther DoctorateNo other advanced degreesOther (please specify)ResponseResponseOther (please specify)ResponseOther (please specify)ResponseOther (please specify)ResponseOther (please specify)ResponseResponseOther (please specify)ResponseResponseResponseResponseResponsePersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsOfficial library blog for librarians (ALA TechSource Blog, PLA Blog, LITA Blog, etc.)Other (please specify)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo contribute to the professionNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedTo vent my frustrationsOther (please specify)ResponseOther (please specify)I have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI have written a published book (alone or with 1-2 other authors)NoOther (please specify)ResponseOther (please specify)ResponseOther (please specify)Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookTwitterNingLinkedINOther (please specify)Open to changeTech-savvyA leader in innovation at my place of workHappy at my job

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Male24 to 30Midwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning it25 to 30Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)General Public ServicesLibrary studentNoLess than 4 monthsWordpressNoNoYes2007YesProfessional blog (1 author)To network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo contribute to the professionNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhat

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Female24 to 30Southwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)Electronic ResourcesWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo

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Male31 to 40Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYes25 to 30Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Other (please specify)PreservationWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsOther (please specify)Varying, project based management; previous position managed 10FTE13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYesNo2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Internal staff blogprivate-life, friends-only blogTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesI'm an adjunct prof, and the blog is a good place to take tangential questions and bring in wider perspectives for students who want to go beyond the class materialNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisLinkedINDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchBarely

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Male24 to 30Western Europe and UKSmaller Urban AreaYesMasters in Computer Science25 to 30Library Consortium or System (NSLS, SEFLIN, PALS, etc.)Instructional Technologies/Emerging TechnologiesWorking less than 1 year in the professionOther (please specify)I frequently train others4-8 monthsWordpressNoYesNo2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingWikisNingXing, Mailing lists (!)Pretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Other (please specify)franceLarge Urban AreaYesMasters in EducationDoctorate in Library ScienceOther (please specify)bibliographiqc agencyInstructional Technologies/Emerging TechnologiesWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo

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Female31 to 40Northwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesMasters in History25 to 30Other (please specify)Library Cooperative (non-profit)Other (please specify)Community BuildingWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsWordpressNoYesYes2004YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogI have two collaborative professional blogs (more than one author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI am writing a book - soon to be published; I am also contributing a chapter - soon to be publishedI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookTwitterNingLinkedINPownce, ClaimIDPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female24 to 30AustraliaLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Medical/Health Science LibraryReferenceWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo4-8 monthsBloggerNoYesNo2005NoPersonal blog (1 author)To network / to become part of a communityTo contribute to the professionTo learn about bloggingNoI have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisFlickrPretty-muchSomewhatDefinitelyNot at all

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Female24 to 30Southwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itSchool Library (K-12)Other (please specify)Media Specialist: all of the above (expect unemployed)Working in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsSelf-designed/customNoYes2007NoOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI visit each blog individually16 to 40DefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-much

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Male31 to 40Northwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Systems/ITWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo25 months to 3 yearsWordpressNoNot sureNo2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)Intellectual blogTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)41 to 75WikisLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female51 to 60Eastern CanadaSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsWordpressYesNot sureYes2002YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200FacebookNingPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Middle of CanadaLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40I'm not employedUnemployedOther (please specify).NoLess than 4 monthsWordpressYesNoYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentNoNoI visit each blog individually16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatN/A

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Female41 to 50Midwestern United StatesRural AreaYesMasters in History31 to 40Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesNot sureYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)to get on the damned bandwaggonNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingFlickrDefinitelyBarelySomewhatSomewhat

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MaleUnder 24AsiaLarge Urban AreaNoMasters in Computer ScienceUnder 25Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)Web DevelopmentNew grad looking for a jobNo25 months to 3 yearsMySpaceYesNot sureYes2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsYes, I receive ad revenue.I have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingSomewhatSomewhatPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female24 to 30CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesMuseum/Archive/Historical SocietyOther (please specify)photo researchOther (please specify)wanna-be library studentNo25 months to 3 yearsBloggerYesNoYes2004NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI visit each blog individually16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female51 to 60CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaYesMasters in Education2nd. masters in ed. - learning disablities31 to 40School Library (K-12)Other (please specify)High School Library Media teacherWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesNoYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingWikisFlickrPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female24 to 30CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaYes25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsWordpressNoYesYes2003NoProfessional blog (1 author)Internal staff blogFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesto model to fellow staff how blogging can sometimes take the place of email at work if it is a staff blogNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookTwitterLinkedINdeliciousDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Eastern EuropeLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degrees25 to 30I'm not employedOther (please specify)Graduate studentNew grad looking for a jobNo9 months – 1 yearWordpressNoYesNo2006YesProfessional blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingWikisFlickrNingLinkedINDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female41 to 50South AmericaLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itOther MastersUnder 25Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)ReferenceWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoYesYes2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-much

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Female24 to 30AustraliaLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)AdministratorWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoYes2006YesOfficial library blog for patronsofficial blog for organisationTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisFlickrDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female51 to 60CaliforniaRural AreaYesNo other advanced degrees41 to 50School Library (K-12)InstructionWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoYesYes2007YesProfessional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo contribute to the professionNoNoOther (please specify)TeacherlibrarianNingLess than 15Instant MessagingNingDefinitelySomewhatSomewhatDefinitely

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Male31 to 40AsiaSmaller Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)AdministratorWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoYesYes2006NoCollaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo contribute to the professionNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingfriendsterDefinitelySomewhatSomewhatPretty-much

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Female41 to 50Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150MySpaceLinkedINPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatSomewhat

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Female41 to 50Western CanadaSmaller Urban AreaYes25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Systems/ITWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members37 months to 4 yearsBloggerNoYesNo2002YesProfessional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookTwitterNingLinkedINPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesMasters in History25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Information Delivery/ILLWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members61 months to 6 yearsWordpressNoYesYes2001YesPersonal blog (1 author)also have food blog and craft/knitting blogTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200Instant MessagingFlickrMySpaceFacebookLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyBarely

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Male24 to 30Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityAm in the process of earning itMedium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Other (please specify)refence/systems/user servicesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingFlickrDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Male51 to 60Southwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesOther Masters31 to 40Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)AdministratorWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members

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Male31 to 40Eastern CanadaSmaller Urban AreaYesMBA or MPA31 to 40Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Instructional Technologies/Emerging TechnologiesWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYesNo2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesto toto try and bring a unique voice to current topics in library world.Other (please specify)once got paid for publishing a blog post.open source journal (shame on you for not adding this! :)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookTwitterNingMeebo roomsDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female41 to 50CaliforniaSuburban Area Near a Big CityNoNo other advanced degreesSchool Library (K-12)InstructionWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsBloggerYesNot sureNo2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15FlickrSomewhatSomewhatBarelyDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Western Europe and UKSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesLicence lettresUnder 25Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members

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Female41 to 50Western CanadaSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesABT for an MA25 to 30Other (please specify)self-employedConsultantWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoNo2004NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100FacebookLinkedINDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female41 to 50Southwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees41 to 50Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)OutreachWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesNo2005YesProfessional blog (1 author)Harry PotterTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentHarry Potter news related to the website I runNoI have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100WikisFlickrMySpaceGoogle Groups and Yahoo Groups; del.icio.usPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female41 to 50AustraliaOther (please specify)small cityYes25 to 30Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsWordpressNoYes2007NoOfficial library blog for patronsTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15DefinitelySomewhatSomewhatDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Law LibraryCatalogingWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo

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Female31 to 40Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaYesMasters in EnglishUnder 25Any other Special LibraryOther (please specify)Library ManagerWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsWordpressNoNo2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Official library blog for patronsOfficial library blog for librarians (ALA TechSource Blog, PLA Blog, LITA Blog, etc.)To share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200MySpaceFacebookDefinitelySomewhatDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)CatalogingWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsBloggerNoYesNo2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogTo network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100WikisFlickrPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhat

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Female51 to 60CaliforniaSmaller Urban AreaNoElementary Teaching CredentialSchool Library (K-12)InstructionWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoYes2006YesOfficial library blog for patronsblogs I use with students for teaching & student postingTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityAs a teaching tool with my studentsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40FlickrDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Southeastern United StatesRural AreaYesworking on Master's of Ed in Instructional TechLarge Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Instructional Technologies/Emerging TechnologiesWorking less than 1 year in the professionNoLess than 4 monthsWordpressNoNoYes2007YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalOther (please specify)sagefeeds firefox plugin41 to 75WikisNingDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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FemaleOver 60Southwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityNoMasters in EducationSchool Library (K-12)Solo LibrarianWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsWordpressYesNoYes2007NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15SomewhatSomewhatNot at allDefinitely

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Female51 to 60Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesMBA or MPA41 to 50Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYesYes2005YesOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100WikisFlickrDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Law LibrarySolo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsWordpressYesNot sureYes2005YesProfessional blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo reach out to patrons or clientsNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisFlickrLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelySomewhatPretty-much

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Female41 to 50CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees41 to 50Other (please specify)stock photography companyOther (please specify)keywordingNew grad looking for a jobNo37 months to 4 yearsWordpressYesNot sureNo2002YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoNoI visit each blog individually41 to 75FlickrDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhat

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Female24 to 30Midwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYes25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Instructional Technologies/Emerging TechnologiesWorking less than 1 year in the professionNo13 months to 2 yearsWordpressYesNoNo2003NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersNoNoLess than 15MySpaceFacebookPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhat

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Female31 to 40Northeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesMasters in EnglishUnder 25Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)Acquisitions/Collection DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsOther (please specify)Student supervisor

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FemaleOver 60Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)ReferenceWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsOther (please specify)Supervised for many years - no longer do49 months to 5 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2003NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs on a personalized start page (Netvibes, MyYahoo!, Pageflakes, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhat

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Male41 to 50Other (please specify)The NetherlandsOther (please specify)villageYesNo other advanced degreesOther (please specify)self employedInstructionWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo25 months to 3 yearsOther (please specify)Joomla CMSNoYesNo2004YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Professional blog (1 author)For self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoI have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs on a personalized start page (Netvibes, MyYahoo!, Pageflakes, etc.)76 to 100Instant MessagingWikisFlickrNingLinkedINDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Male51 to 60Southwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityNoJuris DoctorateOther (please specify)Not a librarian, but it demands an answer. I'm an attorney.General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsMoveable TypeNoYesYes2005NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo contribute to the professionNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI have written a published book (alone or with 1-2 other authors)I visit each blog individuallyLess than 15DefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Southwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)OutreachWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYesNo2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs on a personalized start page (Netvibes, MyYahoo!, Pageflakes, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingWikisFlickrLinkedINGoodreadsDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female41 to 50CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaYes31 to 40Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Youth ServicesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoYesYes2007YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15FlickrMySpaceDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-much

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Female51 to 60CaliforniaSmaller Urban AreaNoMasters in HistorySchool Library (K-12)Solo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsWordpressNoYes2007YesPersonal blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15WikisNingPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatPretty-much

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Female24 to 30Southwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesOther Masters25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Other (please specify)Librarian for Digital Collections (in Government Documents Dept.)Working in the profession for 1-3 yearsOther (please specify)I manage 1-2 part-time student employees, and have occassionally (but not usually) supervised full-time staff.13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesNo2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Male24 to 30Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYes25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)CatalogingWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members49 months to 5 yearsWordpressNoYesYes2003NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI visit each blog individually16 to 40Instant MessagingDefinitelyDefinitelySomewhatSomewhat

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MaleOver 60CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesSchool Library (K-12)Solo LibrarianWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNo

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FemaleOver 60Western CanadaLarge Urban AreaYesOther MastersMasters in Political science25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)AdministratorWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2005NoOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingFacebookPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatPretty-much

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Female51 to 60CaliforniaSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Other (please specify)Large public library merged with University libraryReferenceWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNoMore than 7 yearsLiveJournalNoNot sureYes2000YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatSomewhat

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FemaleOver 60CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaYesMasters in Education31 to 40School Library (K-12)Solo LibrarianWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearOther (please specify)360YesYesYes2006YesProfessional blog (1 author)To reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have contributed a chapter to a published bookI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookTwitterLinkedINDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyBarely

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Male31 to 40CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Subject LiaisonWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsOther (please specify)b2evolutionYesYes2007NoOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingFacebookPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatSomewhat

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Female41 to 50Northeastern United StatesRural AreaNoNo other advanced degreesSchool Library (K-12)Solo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo4-8 monthsBloggerYesYesYes2007NoProfessional blog (1 author)To contribute to the professionNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15FlickrDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female51 to 60CaliforniaRural AreaYesUnder 25Other (please specify)School Library ConsortiumAdministratorWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsBloggerYesNoYes2004YesProfessional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To network / to become part of a communityTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15DefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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MaleUnder 24Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degreesLibrary SchoolSystems/ITLibrary studentNo37 months to 4 yearsWordpressNoYesYes2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingNingXingPretty-much

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Female51 to 60Northeastern United StatesRural AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Other (please specify)Regional Library System (similar to a branch of the state library)ConsultantWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoNo2005NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75DefinitelySomewhatPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female51 to 60CaliforniaSuburban Area Near a Big CityNoMasters in EducationLibrary Media Teacher CredentialSchool Library (K-12)Solo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoNoNo2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15DefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Midwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesOther Masters31 to 40Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)ReferenceNew grad looking for a jobNo

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Male31 to 40Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesMasters Philosophy25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Subject LiaisonWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYesNo2005YesProfessional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)political blogTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have written a published book (alone or with 1-2 other authors)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200WikisFlickrFacebookdeliciousDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female51 to 60Other (please specify)Mid-atlanticSuburban Area Near a Big CityNoNo other advanced degreesMedium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)Systems/ITWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsWordpressNoYesNo2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisFlickrDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female24 to 30AustraliaSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo4-8 monthsBloggerYesNoYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15FacebookDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-much

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Female41 to 50AustraliaRural AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degrees41 to 50Very Small Public Library (serving 10,000 or fewer)Solo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoYesNo2007YesOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingDefinitelySomewhatDefinitelyDefinitely

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Male31 to 40Western Europe and UKSmaller Urban AreaNoOther MastersSmall Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)Web DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo4-8 monthsWordpressYesNot sureYes2007NoProfessional blog (1 author)To write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo contribute to the professionNoNoI read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)101 to 150LinkedINPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-much

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Female41 to 50CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaNoMasters in EducationMedium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Acquisitions/Collection DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesNoYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)Attempting to learn more about bloggingNoNoI read blogs on a personalized start page (Netvibes, MyYahoo!, Pageflakes, etc.)Less than 15FlickrFacebookDefinitelySomewhatDefinitelyDefinitely

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MaleOver 60CaliforniaSuburban Area Near a Big CityYes25 to 30School Library (K-12)Solo LibrarianWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsBloggerNoNot sureNo2004YesProfessional blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsYes, I receive ad revenue.I have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)

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Female41 to 50Southeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesMasters in HistoryUnder 25Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Web DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoNoYes2006YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceTwitterPretty-muchSomewhatDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaYesMasters in English31 to 40Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Instructional Technologies/Emerging TechnologiesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo4-8 monthsWordpressNoNot sureNo2007YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelySomewhat

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Female41 to 50Middle of CanadaSmaller Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesI'm not employedOther (please specify)StudentLibrary studentNo

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Female24 to 30AsiaLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Government Library/State LibraryCatalogingWorking less than 1 year in the professionNo

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Female51 to 60CaliforniaSuburban Area Near a Big CityNoNo other advanced degreesSchool Library (K-12)Solo LibrarianWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsOther (please specify)students and volunteers9 months – 1 yearOther (please specify)provided on website by school districtNoYesYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrNingLinkedINDefinitelySomewhatPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female51 to 60CaliforniaSuburban Area Near a Big CityYes41 to 50School Library (K-12)InstructionWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearWordpressYesYesYes2006YesProfessional blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo contribute to the professionNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female51 to 60CaliforniaSmaller Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesSchool Library (K-12)Youth ServicesWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoYesNo2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisFlickrFacebookNingDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Male31 to 40Other (please specify)New ZealandLarge Urban AreaYesHonors in chemistry (corsework equivalent to a masters but without the Thesis component)25 to 30Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo

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Female51 to 60CaliforniaSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25VendorDistance LearningWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerYesYesYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)online courses (2)To share ideas with othersTo contribute to the professionto teach 2.0 tools and curriculum connections to school librarians and teachersNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)151 to 200WikisNinglistservPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-much

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Male31 to 40Middle of CanadaLarge Urban AreaNoMedium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearWordpressYesNoYes2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150FlickrFacebookPretty-muchDefinitelySomewhatPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30School Library (K-12)InstructionWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoYesNo2006NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisNingDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Government Library/State LibraryCatalogingWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo keep my friends/family back home updated after moving far away to take my first library jobNoI've been asked to write for a couple state publications but haven't worked up the nerve yet to startI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15MySpaceDefinitelySomewhatSomewhatDefinitely

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Female51 to 60Southwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30School Library (K-12)Other (please specify)district catalolger/rsource trainer/information specialist for k-12 school districtWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsOther (please specify)I do work with district librarians providing support & guidance; I do set parameters for some of their responsibilities.9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoYesYes2006NoProfessional blog (1 author)a exact "copy" of my other blog on another service, originally due to firewall issuses at work; now to have experience with both services to assist othersTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentit is fun!NoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75WikisPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-muchDefinitely

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Male51 to 60Southeastern United StatesRural AreaYesOther Masters31 to 40Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Web DevelopmentWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoNot sureYes2007YesProfessional blog (1 author)Internal staff blogTo share ideas with othersTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFacebookTwitterDefinitelyDefinitelyNot at allPretty-much

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Female51 to 60Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesOther Masters31 to 40Other (please specify)I have two jobs and work for myself.Other (please specify)research, writingWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNo61 months to 6 yearsWordpressNoYesNo2001YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo write / to develop my writing skillsYes, I get paid specifically to blog.I have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have written a published book (alone or with 1-2 other authors)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200Instant MessagingFlickrLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-much

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Male41 to 50Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)AdministratorWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members37 months to 4 yearsWordpressNoYesNo2001YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Other organization blog.To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75WikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookTwitterDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchNot at all

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Female24 to 30Midwestern United StatesRural AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Very Small Public Library (serving 10,000 or fewer)AdministratorWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsBloggerNoYesNo2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo contribute to the professionTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingWikisFlickrDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Other (please specify)New ZealandSmaller Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degrees41 to 50Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)Acquisitions/Collection DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsOther (please specify)BlogigoYesNoNo2000YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15MySpaceDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhat

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Male24 to 30Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degreesMedium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)General Public ServicesLibrary studentNo25 months to 3 yearsLiveJournalNoNoYes2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I visit each blog individuallyLess than 15MySpaceDefinitelySomewhatBarelyBarely

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Female41 to 50Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesOther MastersM.A. in Theology, M.Div.25 to 30Other (please specify)Theological Seminary LibraryCatalogingWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsTypepadNoYesYes2007NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Stumble Upon, del.icio.usDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Male31 to 40Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityNoSmall Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)Systems/ITWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsWordpressNoYesYes2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingWikisFlickrTwitterLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itOther Masters31 to 40I'm not employedUnemployedLibrary studentNo13 months to 2 yearsLiveJournalYesNoYes2002YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisNingPretty-muchPretty-muchN/AN/A

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Female41 to 50AustraliaRural AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degrees41 to 50Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Electronic ResourcesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo4-8 monthsBloggerNoNot sureYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)41 to 75DefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityNoNo other advanced degreesMedium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)Youth ServicesWorking less than 1 year in the professionYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members

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Female41 to 50CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Other (please specify)Joint Large Public and Academic LibraryElectronic ResourcesWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150WikisFlickrNingDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female41 to 50CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaYesOther Masters31 to 40Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)Other (please specify)almost solo, i.e. most of the aboveWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoNo2005YesCollaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)conference bloggerTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientslibrary pr/outreachNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Pretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female51 to 60Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees41 to 50Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)InstructionWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearWordpressNoYesNo2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Internal staff blogTo share ideas with othersFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40NingDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhat

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Male31 to 40Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityNoNo other advanced degreesMedium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)Other (please specify)Computer Training and Staff DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo4-8 monthsWordpressNoYesNo2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Internal staff blogTo share ideas with othersFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo contribute to the professionNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200Instant MessagingWikisFlickrNingDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female24 to 30Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesMasters in Art History25 to 30Any other Special LibraryCatalogingWorking less than 1 year in the professionYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoNoNo2005NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Pretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitelySomewhat

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Female24 to 30Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)ReferenceWorking less than 1 year in the professionNo9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoNoYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo contribute to the professionI thought I should have my own blog.NoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingFlickrMySpaceFacebookPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-muchPretty-much

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Male51 to 60Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)AdministratorWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsOther (please specify)DrupalNoYesYes2007NoCollaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)Less than 15WikisPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhatBarely

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Female31 to 40Northwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning it31 to 40Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Electronic ResourcesWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoYesYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs on a personalized start page (Netvibes, MyYahoo!, Pageflakes, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingDefinitelySomewhatSomewhatSomewhat

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Female31 to 40Eastern CanadaLarge Urban AreaYesOther Masters25 to 30Library Consortium or System (NSLS, SEFLIN, PALS, etc.)Electronic ResourcesWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerYesYesYes2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100WikisFlickrFacebookLinkedINPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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MaleOver 60CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaNoLarge Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo4-8 monthsTypepadNoNo2006YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Internal staff blogTo contribute to the professionNoI have written a published book (alone or with 1-2 other authors)I read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)16 to 40DefinitelyDefinitelySomewhatBarely

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Male51 to 60Eastern EuropeSmaller Urban AreaYesDoctorate in Library Science41 to 50Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)CatalogingWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearMoveable TypeNoNoYes2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersNoI have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs on a personalized start page (Netvibes, MyYahoo!, Pageflakes, etc.)Less than 15WikisMySpaceNingDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Western Europe and UKSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees41 to 50Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsOther (please specify)LifeTypeYesNoYes2005YesProfessional blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have contributed a chapter to a published bookI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Pretty-muchSomewhatPretty-muchDefinitely

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Male31 to 40Northeastern United StatesOther (please specify)Define "near" I'm 90 miles from DC, 120 from Philly 140 from PittsburghYesMasters in Management25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Other (please specify)Assistant Prof, Systems, Electronic Resources and Web LibnWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsOther (please specify)No, but I'm sorely tempted to move to the "dark side"13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYesNo2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoLots of presentations and published in one state level assoc. "Proceedings"I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookTwitterLinkedINDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-much

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Male24 to 30Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaYesMasters in EnglishMasters in Computer ScienceUnder 25Other (please specify)Digital Library Consortium of 6 CollegesOther (please specify)RepositoryWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearWordpressNoNot sureYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoconference publications and peer-reviewed articles in our repositoryI read blogs on a personalized start page (Netvibes, MyYahoo!, Pageflakes, etc.)more than 200Flickrskype (for both IM and VoIP)DefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female51 to 60AustraliaSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesMasters in EnglishUnder 25Government Library/State LibraryConsultantWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesNot sureYes2007YesCollaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15FlickrMySpaceDefinitelySomewhatSomewhatPretty-much

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Male41 to 50CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaYesJuris Doctorate25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsTypepadNoYesNo2004NoProfessional blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)choice reviewsI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingFacebookdel.icio.usDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female41 to 50Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Other (please specify)Large Academic Library (full-time) + Small Academic Library (part-time)Other (please specify)Electronic Resources, Reference (Large Acad Lib) + Teaching (small acad lib)Working in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo37 months to 4 yearsBloggerNoNot sureYes2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingFacebookTwitterSomewhatDefinitelySomewhatBarely

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Female31 to 40AustraliaLarge Urban AreaYesLarge Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Youth ServicesWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsOther (please specify)Co-ordinate C+YA services - colleagues p/t with similar qualifications. We all report to the same Team Leader. Am responsible for the area, collection and services, but not the staff.25 months to 3 yearsBloggerYesNoYes2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Community group blogTo network / to become part of a communityTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I visit each blog individuallyLess than 15DefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Middle of CanadaSmaller Urban AreaYesUnder 25Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)Other (please specify)Pretty much all of the above, except Admin and Tech SupportWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoNoI visit each blog individually16 to 40FlickrFacebookPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatSomewhat

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Female41 to 50Southwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesMaster of Fine Arts in Theatre31 to 40Law LibrarySolo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoNot sureYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75MySpaceSecond LifePretty-muchDefinitelySomewhatSomewhat

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Female51 to 60Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesMasters in History31 to 40Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)Electronic ResourcesWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members37 months to 4 yearsBloggerNoYes2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingWikisFlickrDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female24 to 30CaliforniaSmaller Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itMedium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)Youth ServicesLibrary studentNoMore than 7 yearsSelf-designed/customNoYesNo1999NoPersonal blog (1 author)To write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI visit each blog individually16 to 40Instant MessagingMySpaceTechnoratiSomewhatPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-much

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Female24 to 30Northwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2005NoPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingWikisMySpaceFacebookPretty-muchSomewhatDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Midwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)Access ServicesWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesNoYes2007YesPersonal blog (1 author)Official library blog for librarians (ALA TechSource Blog, PLA Blog, LITA Blog, etc.)To share ideas with othersTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15SomewhatPretty-muchSomewhatBarely

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FemaleUnder 24Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Other (please specify)College Assistant.Library studentNo13 months to 2 yearsLiveJournalYesNot sureNo2001YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40FacebookPretty-muchSomewhatBarelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Instructional Technologies/Emerging TechnologiesWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsMoveable TypeNoYesYes2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI create websites for my library, brochures and information packets, etc.I read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)76 to 100Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookTwitterDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Other (please specify)Barbados - West Indies/CaribbeanRural AreaYesMidway through MPhil in Literature25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)CatalogingWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearBloggerYesNoYes2006NoProfessional blog (1 author)To network / to become part of a communityTo contribute to the professionNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Pretty-muchSomewhatBarelyPretty-much

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Male31 to 40Western Europe and UKRural AreaNoHND in Computing (UK)Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Systems/ITWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsWordpressNoYesNo1999YesPersonal blog (1 author)Internal staff blogTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookTwitterNingDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhat

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Male51 to 60Midwestern United StatesRural AreaYesMBA or MPA25 to 30Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)Solo LibrarianWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsMySpaceNoNoYes2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookLinkedINSomewhatSomewhatNot at allPretty-much

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Male31 to 40Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaYes31 to 40School Library (K-12)Solo LibrarianOther (please specify)Working less than 1 year in the profession as a graduated librarian. As an assistant for 4-6 years prior to that.Yes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYesNo2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo network / to become part of a communityFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo contribute to the professionNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100Instant MessagingFlickrFacebookjaiku.comDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Male31 to 40Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaYes31 to 40Corporate LibrarySolo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo37 months to 4 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2003YesProfessional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoI have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)151 to 200WikisFlickrFacebookTwitterNingLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelySomewhat

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Female51 to 60AustraliaLarge Urban AreaYesMasters in Education41 to 50Other (please specify)School District, 80 librariesConsultantWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYesYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200WikisFlickrFacebookTwitterNingDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhat

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Female31 to 40AustraliaLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning it41 to 50Any other Special LibrarySolo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo37 months to 4 yearsBloggerYesNot sureYes2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I visit each blog individuallyLess than 15DefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female51 to 60Southwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaNoSmall Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)Information Delivery/ILLWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYes2005NoOfficial library blog for patronsTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisDefinitelyPretty-muchBarelyDefinitely

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Male31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesMasters in History25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Electronic ResourcesWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo25 months to 3 yearsOther (please specify)XangaYesYesYes2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo write / to develop my writing skillsshare personal newsNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100Instant MessagingWikisFacebookLinkedINDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelySomewhat

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Male31 to 40Northwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Youth ServicesWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsWordpressNoYes2007NoOfficial library blog for patronsTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75WikisFlickrMySpaceDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)ReferenceWorking less than 1 year in the professionNo25 months to 3 yearsLiveJournalNoNoYes2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingFlickrFacebookDefinitelyDefinitelySomewhatBarely

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Female24 to 30Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesUnder 25Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Other (please specify)Government DocumentsWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsBloggerNoNot sureNo2002YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)Book Reviews and Encyclopedia articlesI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookTwitterNingVIRB and LiveJournalDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelySomewhat

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Female31 to 40Northwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYes31 to 40VendorOther (please specify)TaxonomyWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo61 months to 6 yearsMoveable TypeNoNot sureYes2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)To process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingMySpaceFacebookLinkedINLivejournal, profession specific BB foraPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-much

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Female51 to 60CaliforniaSmaller Urban AreaNoMS Organization DevelopmentLibrary Consortium or System (NSLS, SEFLIN, PALS, etc.)Distance LearningWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerYesNoYes2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Official library blog for librarians (ALA TechSource Blog, PLA Blog, LITA Blog, etc.)Personal/Organizational WikiTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceLinkedINPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female24 to 30Northwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYes25 to 30Other (please specify)WebJunctionConsultantWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearWordpressYesYesNo2005YesProfessional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookLinkedINPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)CatalogingWorking less than 1 year in the professionYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsWordpressNoYesYes2007NoOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingMySpaceDefinitelySomewhatDefinitelyPretty-much

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MaleOver 60Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesOther Masters31 to 40Law LibraryAdministratorWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsOther (please specify)BloglinesNoYesYes2004YesProfessional blog (1 author)To reach out to patrons or clientsTo contribute to the professionTo share news and information with othersNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-much

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Male41 to 50Northeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Government Library/State LibraryWeb DevelopmentWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsBloggerNoNot sureNo2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Official library blog for librarians (ALA TechSource Blog, PLA Blog, LITA Blog, etc.)To share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs on a personalized start page (Netvibes, MyYahoo!, Pageflakes, etc.)Less than 15WikisFlickrDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhat

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Female31 to 40Midwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYes31 to 40Library Consortium or System (NSLS, SEFLIN, PALS, etc.)InstructionWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo25 months to 3 yearsWordpressNoYesYes2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)76 to 100Instant MessagingWikisMySpaceNingDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhatDefinitely

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Male31 to 40Midwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearWordpressNoNoNo2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150WikisFlickrFacebookTwitterPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female24 to 30Southeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesJuris Doctorate25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Other (please specify)Copyright SpecialistWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo

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Female31 to 40CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaYesOther Masters25 to 30Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Systems/ITWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsOther (please specify)Expression EngineNoYesNo2003NoPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoNoI visit each blog individually16 to 40Instant MessagingDefinitelyDefinitelySomewhatPretty-much

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MaleOver 60Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYes25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Systems/ITWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsOther (please specify)I have in the past, will be doing so again shortly13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a peer-reviewed journalHave written a chapter for a book. Unknown if it will be published.I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)151 to 200Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookTwitterDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhat

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Male51 to 60Northeastern United StatesRural AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)Systems/ITWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members37 months to 4 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Official library blog for librarians (ALA TechSource Blog, PLA Blog, LITA Blog, etc.)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI have written a published book (alone or with 1-2 other authors)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)151 to 200Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookTwitterNingLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)CatalogingWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members

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Female41 to 50CaliforniaSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees41 to 50Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo

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Female41 to 50Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityNoMasters in EducationMedium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)InstructionWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesNot sureYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingWikisTwitterDefinitelySomewhatSomewhatDefinitely

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Male24 to 30Middle of CanadaRural AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Other (please specify)Ontario Library Service - NorthConsultantWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearBloggerYesYesYes2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingFlickrMySpaceFacebookDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelySomewhat

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Male31 to 40Middle of CanadaSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members37 months to 4 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookLinkedINDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees41 to 50Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo4-8 monthsMySpaceYesYesYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingMySpaceNingDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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FemaleUnder 24Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itOther MastersLarge Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsMoveable TypeNoYes2007YesOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFacebookDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-much

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Female41 to 50Midwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesOther Masters31 to 40Corporate LibrarySubject LiaisonWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo4-8 monthsBloggerNoNot sureYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingFlickrMySpaceFacebookNingLinkedINDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-much

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Female24 to 30Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Library Consortium or System (NSLS, SEFLIN, PALS, etc.)Member ServicesLibrary studentNo9 months – 1 yearMySpaceNoYesYes2007YesPersonal blog (1 author)Internal staff blogTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookNingDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityNoLibrary Consortium or System (NSLS, SEFLIN, PALS, etc.)Other (please specify)Project ManagerWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsMoveable TypeNoNo2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Internal staff blogTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookNingDefinitelyDefinitelySomewhatPretty-much

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Female51 to 60Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesJuris DoctorateUnder 25Law LibraryAdministratorWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2004NoCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15NonePretty-muchSomewhatDefinitelyDefinitely

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FemaleUnder 24Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesUnder 25Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsBloggerYesNoNo2005NoPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisMySpaceFacebookTwitterNingDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female24 to 30Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)Instructional Technologies/Emerging TechnologiesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo4-8 monthsBloggerNoNot sureYes2006YesProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40FacebookDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhat

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Female24 to 30Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Subject LiaisonWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesNoYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75WikisFacebookPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhatDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)InstructionWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoYesYes2006NoCollaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhat

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Female31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Law LibraryReferenceWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNoMore than 7 yearsBloggerNoNoYes2000YesPersonal blog (1 author)Internal staff blogTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-much

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Male51 to 60Western Europe and UKSmaller Urban AreaNoMedium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Subject LiaisonWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNo4-8 monthsBloggerNoYesYes2007NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisFlickrFacebookNingDefinitelySomewhatPretty-muchDefinitely

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Male31 to 40Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Instructional Technologies/Emerging TechnologiesWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo61 months to 6 yearsBloggerNoNoYes2001YesProfessional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingWikisTwitterNingLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelySomewhat

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Male31 to 40Western Europe and UKSmaller Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degreesMedium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Electronic ResourcesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYes2004NoOfficial library blog for patronsTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingNingBebo.comPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Male24 to 30AsiaLarge Urban AreaNoMasters in Computer ScienceMedium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)CirculationWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerYesYesNo2005NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingMySpacePretty-muchSomewhatPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female24 to 30Other (please specify)New ZealandSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Other (please specify)National Library of New ZealandCatalogingWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo25 months to 3 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)to keep family updated on my lifeNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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FemaleUnder 24Southwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesMedium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)CirculationLibrary studentOther (please specify)Somewhat supervise part-time student workers.More than 7 yearsLiveJournalNoYesNo1999YesPersonal blog (1 author)To network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI visit each blog individually101 to 150Pretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatPretty-much

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Female41 to 50AustraliaLarge Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesMedical/Health Science LibraryInformation Delivery/ILLWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearLiveJournalNoNot sureNo2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo vent my frustrationsNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Pretty-muchDefinitelyBarelySomewhat

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Male41 to 50Southwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degrees41 to 50Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerYesNot sureYes2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Pretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Southeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaNoLarge Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsOfficial library blog for librarians (ALA TechSource Blog, PLA Blog, LITA Blog, etc.)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100WikisPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitelyBarely

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Female31 to 40Western CanadaLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Subject LiaisonWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoYesYes2007NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingFlickrFacebookDefinitelySomewhatDefinitelySomewhat

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Female24 to 30Mountain StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesUnder 25Government Library/State LibraryConsultantWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoNo2004YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhatDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Youth ServicesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo4-8 monthsBloggerYesYesNo2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingFlickrDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhat

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Female31 to 40Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Government Library/State LibraryWeb DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerYesYesNo2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75WikisFacebookTwitterNingLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-much

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Male51 to 60Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYes31 to 40Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)ReferenceWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoYesYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo vent my frustrationsNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40FacebookPretty-muchSomewhatNot at allSomewhat

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Female31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Library Consortium or System (NSLS, SEFLIN, PALS, etc.)InstructionWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsNo4-8 monthsTypepadYesNoYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To express myself and be part of blogging community around hobby unrelated to professional lifeNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100Instant MessagingWikisFlickrPretty-muchDefinitelySomewhatPretty-much

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Male24 to 30Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Library SchoolOther (please specify)Library School Student/ResearcherWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYesYes2005YesProfessional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)151 to 200Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookLinkedINDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhatDefinitely

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Male41 to 50Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Systems/ITWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members

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Male51 to 60Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYes25 to 30Law LibraryAdministratorWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsTypepadNoYesYes2005YesCollaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo contribute to the professionYes, I receive ad revenue.articles in newsletters distributed to employer's clientsI read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)Less than 15Pretty-muchSomewhatPretty-muchSomewhat

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Female31 to 40Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)OutreachWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Pretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatPretty-much

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Female51 to 60Southeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25School Library (K-12)InstructionWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYes2005YesCollaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingFlickrDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female31 to 40CaliforniaSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesMBA or MPA31 to 40Corporate LibraryElectronic ResourcesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo25 months to 3 yearsWordpressNoYesYes2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200Instant MessagingWikisFlickrLinkedINPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Northwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Youth ServicesWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo49 months to 5 yearsLiveJournalYesNoYes2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Internal staff blogTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female41 to 50Mountain StatesSmaller Urban AreaNoMaster of Fine ArtsMedium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)CirculationWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsMySpaceYesYesYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15MySpaceFacebookPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female51 to 60Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaNoJuris DoctorateSmall Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYes2006NoOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I visit each blog individually16 to 40Pretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Western CanadaRural AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degreesI have a 2 year diploma in Library ManagementUnder 25Law LibraryReferenceWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2006NoOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have written a published book (alone or with 1-2 other authors)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40FacebookNingLinkedINDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Male41 to 50Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesOther MastersJuris Doctorate31 to 40Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Other (please specify)Scholarly CommunicationsWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo4-8 monthsWordpressNoYesYes2007NoCollaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40ConnoteaPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesMasters in HistoryUnder 25Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members37 months to 4 yearsMoveable TypeNoYesYes2004YesProfessional blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo contribute to the professionOther (please specify)I blog as part of my job, but it's not specifically in my job descriptionI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200Instant MessagingMySpaceFacebookNingDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Eastern CanadaLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Other (please specify)Head quarters of a university consortium (Université duQuébec) : not IN a library but for academic librariesOther (please specify)Analyste en systèmes de documentationWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearWordpressNoYesNo2001NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoNoI read blogs on a personalized start page (Netvibes, MyYahoo!, Pageflakes, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisNingDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female51 to 60Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Acquisitions/Collection DevelopmentWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsOther (please specify)I supervise others doing specific projectsLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesYesYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)Personal updates for colleagues, friends and familyNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have written a published book (alone or with 1-2 other authors)I read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingWikisPretty-muchSomewhatBarelyPretty-much

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Male24 to 30Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesSmall Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)Web DevelopmentLibrary studentNoLess than 4 monthsWordpressNoYesNo2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs on a personalized start page (Netvibes, MyYahoo!, Pageflakes, etc.)41 to 75FacebookDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female41 to 50AustraliaSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesOther MastersUnder 25Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Web DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsNo25 months to 3 yearsBloggerNoNot sureYes2005YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisFlickrPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-much

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FemaleOver 60AustraliaSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees51 to 60Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)Instructional Technologies/Emerging TechnologiesWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2006NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisNingDefinitelySomewhatPretty-muchDefinitely

.

Female31 to 40Southeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesMasters in Social Work/Counseling/Psychology/etc.31 to 40Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)ReferenceWorking less than 1 year in the professionNo13 months to 2 yearsLiveJournalYesNoNo2006YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)To contribute to the professionNoI have published in a peer-reviewed journal

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Female24 to 30Northwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaNoLibrary Technician AASMedium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsOther (please specify)Supervisor of institutional and federal work-study students (6 total)Less than 4 monthsBloggerNoNot sureNo2001YesPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpacePretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female51 to 60Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)AdministratorWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearBloggerYesNoYes2007YesPersonal blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI visit each blog individually16 to 40WikisFlickrDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Northwestern United StatesRural AreaYesMasters in English31 to 40Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesNo2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI'm working on publishing, but am just finishing my second year as a librarian & don't have any professional publications yet.I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookTwitterNingPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-muchPretty-much

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Male24 to 30Northwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesMedium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesNo2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo reach out to patrons or clientsFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75FlickrMySpaceDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning it25 to 30Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)General Public ServicesLibrary studentNo73 months to 7 yearsLiveJournalNoNoYes2001YesPersonal blog (1 author)Internal staff blogTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150FlickrMySpaceDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelySomewhat

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Female31 to 40CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaYesJuris Doctorate31 to 40Law LibraryReferenceWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearTypepadNoNo2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoOther (please specify)Read blogs aggregated on social bookmarking page (delicious)76 to 100LinkedINDeliciousPretty-muchSomewhatDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Northwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)Distance LearningWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsOther (please specify)school created course management system "UAS Online"NoNot sureYes2007NoOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoI have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40FlickrPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Mountain StatesRural AreaYes25 to 30Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)General Public ServicesWorking less than 1 year in the professionYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsBloggerYesYesYes2005NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingLinkedINPretty-muchSomewhatDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female24 to 30Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)ReferenceLibrary studentNo9 months – 1 yearBloggerYesNoNo2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingMySpaceFacebookTwitterDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Northwestern United StatesRural AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Subject LiaisonWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsOther (please specify)twitterNoNot sureNo1998NoPersonal blog (1 author)To network / to become part of a communityFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookTwitterNingPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhat

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Female51 to 60Southwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYes41 to 50I'm not employedUnemployedOther (please specify)unempoloyed but looking(7 yrs ex.)NoLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesNoYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisMySpaceFacebookNingPretty-muchSomewhatBarelyN/A

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Female31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaAm in the process of earning it31 to 40Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)CirculationLibrary studentNo61 months to 6 yearsWordpressNoNoYes2002NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15FacebookDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhat

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Female24 to 30Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degreesMedium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)Youth ServicesWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesYesNo2001YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI was once published about in professional literature.I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15DefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female24 to 30Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Any other Special LibraryOther (please specify)SerialsWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsMySpaceYesNot sureNo2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15MySpaceDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Male31 to 40Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)ReferenceWorking less than 1 year in the professionNo4-8 monthsBloggerNoYesYes2007YesProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo contribute to the professionNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15WikisFlickrMySpaceDefinitelySomewhatSomewhatDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesOther Masters25 to 30Government Library/State LibraryOther (please specify)FellowshipWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo37 months to 4 yearsLiveJournalYesYesYes2004NoPersonal blog (1 author)To network / to become part of a communityNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Youth ServicesWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsOther (please specify)I help to supervise the volunteers & student assistants assigned to our department37 months to 4 yearsBloggerNoYesNo1999YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoI have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have contributed a chapter to a published bookI am co-writing a book to be published in 2008I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female41 to 50Northeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesOther Masters31 to 40I'm not employedOther (please specify)I am not employed--my blog, volunteering, and writing are what I do full time.Working in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo4-8 monthsWordpressNoYesYes2007YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisFlickrDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Male24 to 30Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoNot sureYes2006YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)To contribute to the professionNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedTo vent my frustrationsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)151 to 200WikisNingPretty-muchBarelySomewhatNot at all

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Female41 to 50Midwestern United StatesRural AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degreesSmall Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)Other (please specify)Library Technician/ I do everythingWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoYes2006NoCollaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15WikisDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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MaleOver 60Midwestern United StatesRural AreaYesOther Doctorate31 to 40Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsWordpressNoYesYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75SomewhatSomewhatSomewhatSomewhat

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Female41 to 50Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees41 to 50Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsBloggerNoNot sureYes2005NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100LinkedINPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhatBarely

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Female24 to 30Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesOther Masters25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Other (please specify)Information Services (reference/outreach/instruction)Working in the profession for 1-3 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoYesNo2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo reach out to patrons or clientsFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100Instant MessagingFlickrMySpaceFacebookTwitterNingLinkedINPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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FemaleUnder 24Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesMedium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Information Delivery/ILLLibrary studentNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoYesYes2007NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingMySpaceFacebookPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-much

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Female41 to 50Western Europe and UKRural AreaYesMA Canadian Studies25 to 30Other (please specify)FeelancerWeb DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo61 months to 6 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2001NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200FlickrMySpaceDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Male51 to 60Northeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees51 to 60Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYes2005NoOfficial library blog for patronsTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Pretty-muchSomewhatPretty-muchDefinitely

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Male31 to 40Midwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesMasters in English25 to 30Other (please specify)Library associationOther (please specify)Writer/ editorWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesNo2003NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100Instant MessagingFlickrFacebookTwitterDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Western Europe and UKSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25School Library (K-12)Solo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsOther (please specify)classblogmeisterNoYesNo2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI visit each blog individually16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisMySpaceFacebookLinkedINbebo, pownce,Pretty-muchSomewhatDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesMFA in Creative Writing25 to 30Medical/Health Science LibrarySolo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoNoYes2007YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisFlickrSomewhatSomewhatBarelyBarely

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Female31 to 40Eastern CanadaSmaller Urban AreaYesOther Masters25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Subject LiaisonWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo4-8 monthsBloggerNoYesYes2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingWikisFacebookPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatDefinitely

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Male51 to 60CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees51 to 60VendorComputer ProgrammingWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsOther (please specify)DrupalNoYesYes2005NoProfessional blog (1 author)To reach out to patrons or clientsFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo contribute to the professionNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingWikisFlickrDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Male41 to 50Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaYesMBA or MPAUnder 25Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Acquisitions/Collection DevelopmentWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsTypepadNoYesYes2005NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40FacebookLinkedINDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female51 to 60Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)AdministratorWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsBloggerNoYes2007YesClub blogTo share ideas with othersNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15SomewhatSomewhatPretty-muchSomewhat

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Male31 to 40Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Archivist/Records ManagerWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearWordpressNoNot sureYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200Instant MessagingWikisTwitterNingDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Southwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Web DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75WikisDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Northeastern United StatesRural AreaNoMBA or MPAVery Small Public Library (serving 10,000 or fewer)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYes2005Nocommunity informationTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingMySpaceFacebookDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Male31 to 40Midwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYes31 to 40Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)OutreachWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members

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Female24 to 30Northeastern United StatesRural AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Very Small Public Library (serving 10,000 or fewer)AdministratorWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsSelf-designed/customNoNo1999YesPersonal blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15WikisFlickrDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Male31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)Acquisitions/Collection DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members37 months to 4 yearsLiveJournalYesNot sureYes2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI visit each blog individually16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFacebookDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhat

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Female41 to 50Other (please specify)texasLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees41 to 50Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo25 months to 3 yearsSelf-designed/customYesYesYes2002YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15e-mail, meetingsPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatSomewhat

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Female51 to 60Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesLarge Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Other (please specify)Training both staff and public. Beginner classes and more advancedWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsNo

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Female31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40I'm not employedInstructionWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2005NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYes31 to 40Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsOther (please specify)Radio UserlandYesYes2005NoOfficial library blog for patronsTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaNoOther MastersMedium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsWordpressNoNo2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75FacebookSomewhatSomewhatPretty-muchSomewhat

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Male31 to 40Southeastern United StatesRural AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Acquisitions/Collection DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo25 months to 3 yearsOther (please specify)BloglinesNoYesYes2004YesProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)151 to 200Instant MessagingWikisFacebookDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Government Library/State LibrarySolo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoYesYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I visit each blog individually16 to 40NingPretty-muchBarelySomewhatPretty-much

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Male41 to 50Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degrees41 to 50VendorSystems/ITWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsWordpressNoYesYes2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)LIS related but not personal blog.To record ideas for myself / to keep currentFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingWikisFlickrNingLinkedINHi5 (kind of MySpace)DefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-muchBarely

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Female31 to 40Northeastern United StatesRural AreaAm in the process of earning it31 to 40School Library (K-12)Solo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsOther (please specify)Yes--I supervise student assistants, some of who want to become librarians/library paraprofessionals4-8 monthsBloggerNoNoNo2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)school informational blog on school websiteTo share ideas with othersTo vent my frustrationsTo promote our school to our community at-largeNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15message boardsPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhatDefinitely

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Female51 to 60Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesJuris DoctorateUnder 25Library Consortium or System (NSLS, SEFLIN, PALS, etc.)AdministratorWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoNo2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have written a published book (alone or with 1-2 other authors)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingWikisFlickrDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhatDefinitely

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Female51 to 60Western Europe and UKSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Other (please specify)Provincial Service Center for Public LibrariesConsultantWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsTypepadNoYesNo2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100WikisNingSomewhatNot at allBarelyBarely

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Male31 to 40Mountain StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Other (please specify)DigitizationWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearWordpressNoYesNo2005YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsOfficial library blog for librarians (ALA TechSource Blog, PLA Blog, LITA Blog, etc.)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookTwitterNingLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Male24 to 30Midwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itOther (please specify)self employedConsultantLibrary studentNo9 months – 1 yearWordpressNoYesNo2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)For self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingFacebookPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhat

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Male41 to 50Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30I'm not employedOther (please specify)Unemployed librarian, activist, coordinate an infoshopOther (please specify)Library purgatory. No library will hire me.Other (please specify)against being a manager of any kind49 months to 5 yearsWordpressNoNoYes2002YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogTo share ideas with othersTo write / to develop my writing skillskeep friends up-to-date on my lifeNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have contributed a chapter to a published bookI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15e-mail listsPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo25 months to 3 yearsBloggerYesNoYes2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Official library blog for librarians (ALA TechSource Blog, PLA Blog, LITA Blog, etc.)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisFlickrMySpaceTwitterComicSpacePretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)AdministratorWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members37 months to 4 yearsMoveable TypeNoYesYes2003YesProfessional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo contribute to the professionYes, I get paid specifically to blog.I contribute book reviews to professional selection journals.I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200Instant MessagingNingDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female51 to 60Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityNoOther DoctorateSchool Library (K-12)ProfessorWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members37 months to 4 yearsBloggerNoYesNo2003YesCollaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI have written a published book (alone or with 1-2 other authors)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingWikisFlickrNingLinkedINDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female51 to 60Middle of CanadaSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)InstructionWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerYesYesNo2002YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookTwitterNingLinkedINPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhat

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Male24 to 30Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30VendorGeneral Public ServicesWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsOther (please specify)Share superisory activities with others.13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYesNo2005NoProfessional blog (1 author)To network / to become part of a communityTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)Other (please specify)I follow different tags and topics through Technorati and del.icio,us. I follow my del.icio.us network.76 to 100FlickrFacebookTwitterNingLinkedINDel.icio.us, MyBlogLog, ALA, Face to face conferencesDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female51 to 60Northeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesMaster's in Speech Pathology41 to 50Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Web DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearMoveable TypeNoYesYes2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)Internal staff blogTo network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI have published conference proceedings (not peer-reviewed)Other (please specify)I read blogs in a browser-based RSS aggregatorLess than 15Instant MessagingLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyNot at all

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Female31 to 40Northeastern United StatesRural AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40School Library (K-12)Other (please specify)Teacher/Solo Librarian/Sys Admin/Tech SupportWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearWordpressNoYesYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingWikisFlickrNingDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itMasters in EnglishMedium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Instructional Technologies/Emerging TechnologiesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo61 months to 6 yearsLiveJournalYesNot sureNo2001YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingTwitterLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelySomewhatBarely

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Female51 to 60Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesUnder 25Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Acquisitions/Collection DevelopmentWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsWordpressNoYesYes2007NoCollaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)No one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedYes, I get paid specifically to blog.I have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingDefinitelySomewhatDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Northeastern United StatesRural AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsMoveable TypeNoNot sureNo2006YesProfessional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookTwitterNingLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitely

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Male31 to 40Northwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesOther (please specify)Internet retailComputer ProgrammingWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesYesNo2003NoProfessional blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15LinkedINPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Male31 to 40Other (please specify)Hisar Haryana in IndiaSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesMaster in Hindi25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)AdministratorOther (please specify)woriking as library professional but now i want ot become an independent librarianYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersMore than 7 yearsOther (please specify)libsysNoNoYes1997 or earlierYescollege libraryTo share ideas with othersYes, I get paid specifically to blog.NoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingDefinitelyDefinitelyNot at allSomewhat

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Female41 to 50Southeastern United StatesRural AreaNoMasters in Education: Instructional TechnologySchool Library (K-12)Solo LibrarianWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsOther (please specify)Supervise student assistants and library interns (student teachers)Less than 4 monthsNingNoNoNo2007YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI am currently preparing my first article for Library Media Connection.I read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)16 to 40FlickrTwitterNingPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female41 to 50AustraliaRural AreaNoSmall Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)General Tech ServicesWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsWordpressNoYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingFacebookDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelySomewhat

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Male24 to 30Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaNoMuseum/Archive/Historical SocietyOther (please specify)Graphic & Web DesignWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsWordpressYesYesNo2000YesCollaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedTo vent my frustrationsNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I visit each blog individually

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Female31 to 40AustraliaLarge Urban AreaYes31 to 40Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2004NoPersonal blog (1 author)for familyNoI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40FlickrLinkedINDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Male41 to 50Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYes31 to 40Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Other (please specify)digital branch managementWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsWordpressNoYesNo2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Internal staff blogTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityOther (please specify)that's vague for me - I got my job because of my blog, and I'm invited to paid speaking gigs because of my blog... so do I get paid to blog? Hmm...I have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookTwitterLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Male31 to 40Northwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsOther (please specify)Volunteer Coordinator, i.e. managing unpaid volunteers61 months to 6 yearsBloggerNoYesNo2004NoPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo contribute to the professionNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisFlickrPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Male31 to 40Other (please specify)San FranciscoLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Corporate LibrarySolo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesNoNo2002NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoNoI read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingFlickrtwitter is a useless waste of time.Pretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhat

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Female31 to 40Northwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYes31 to 40Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearOther (please specify)Vox!NoYesNo1997 or earlierNoPersonal blog (1 author)To network / to become part of a communityTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI have a personal goal of publishing in a professional journal within the next year.I visit each blog individually16 to 40FlickrMySpaceFacebookTwitterNingDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityNoNo other advanced degreesLarge Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Youth ServicesWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerYesYesYes2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityTo write / to develop my writing skillsOther (please specify)Amazon associateNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40SomewhatSomewhatSomewhatSomewhat

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Female31 to 40Northeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesOther Masters25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Other (please specify)Learning Commons Coordinator/Undergraduate Library ServicesWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsWordpressNoYesNo2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookTwitterNingDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-much

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FemaleOver 60CaliforniaSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesMasters in EducationUnder 25Other (please specify)I work in a scchool library and teach in a library schoolInstructionWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYes2006YesCollaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Official library blog for patronsLibrary class blogTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisNingDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female51 to 60Other (please specify)bahamasOther (please specify)jslandNoNo other advanced degreesVery Small Public Library (serving 10,000 or fewer)AdministratorWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoYesYes2006YesProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-much

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Male31 to 40Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesMBA or MPA25 to 30VendorConsultantWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNoMore than 7 yearsWordpressNoNot sureNo1999YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for librarians (ALA TechSource Blog, PLA Blog, LITA Blog, etc.)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoI have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200Instant MessagingFlickrFacebookTwitterLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Male31 to 40Western Europe and UKSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30I'm not employedUnemployedWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo49 months to 5 yearsWordpressNoYesNo2001YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingWikisNingIRCDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhatDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Northeastern United StatesNoNo other advanced degreesI'm not employedWeb DevelopmentOther (please specify)no careerNo61 months to 6 yearsBloggerYesYes2002YesPersonal blog (1 author)official library blog for patrons and librariansTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100FlickrMySpaceDefinitelySomewhatN/AN/A

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Male31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesOther Masters31 to 40Government Library/State LibraryOther (please specify)PreservationWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo4-8 monthsBloggerNoYesYes2007NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedOther (please specify)I can blog on work time, but it is not an official part of my jobI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Pretty-muchSomewhatPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female24 to 30AustraliaLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degrees25 to 30School Library (K-12)Electronic ResourcesLibrary studentNo49 months to 5 yearsLiveJournalYesNoYes2000NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40SomewhatDefinitelyDefinitelyNot at all

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Female41 to 50Southwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesYesYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingFlickrDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Southeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesOther Masters25 to 30I'm not employedReferenceWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo37 months to 4 yearsLiveJournalYesNoNo1999YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingMySpaceDefinitelyPretty-muchN/AN/A

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Male24 to 30Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Subject LiaisonWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members73 months to 7 yearsOther (please specify)xangaNoNoYes2000YesPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoI have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I visit each blog individually16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookxangaDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Northeastern United StatesRural AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)Web DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsWordpressYesYesNo2002YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Pretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhat

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Male31 to 40Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesOther Masters31 to 40Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Youth ServicesNew grad looking for a jobNo37 months to 4 yearsBloggerNoNoNo2001YesPersonal blog (1 author)mp3blog, foodblog, movieblogTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceSomewhatPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhat

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Female24 to 30Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesLarge Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsBloggerYesYesNo2004NoPersonal blog (1 author)To write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40SomewhatPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhat

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Female41 to 50Northeastern United StatesRural AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degrees41 to 50Very Small Public Library (serving 10,000 or fewer)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members37 months to 4 yearsBloggerNoYes2004YesOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingWikisFlickrPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Male51 to 60Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Other (please specify)reserves, ILL and referenceWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoNot sureYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15FacebookDefinitelySomewhatBarelyPretty-much

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FemaleUnder 24Southeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)ReferenceLibrary studentNo9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoYesYes2006NoPersonal Book Review BlogTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150DefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)Youth ServicesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesNo2001YesPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a peer-reviewed journalI visit each blog individually16 to 40SomewhatPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhat

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Female24 to 30Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYes25 to 30Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)CatalogingWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesYesYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40SomewhatSomewhatSomewhatPretty-much

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Male31 to 40Middle of CanadaLarge Urban AreaYes25 to 30Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsMySpaceYesYesYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingMySpaceFacebookNingPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatSomewhat

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Female51 to 60Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYes31 to 40Government Library/State LibraryAdministratorWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2005NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female24 to 30Northeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Government Library/State LibraryAdministratorNew grad looking for a jobNo13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoNoNo2000YesPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesYes, I receive ad revenue.NoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150FacebookLivejournalDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Male51 to 60CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesOther (please specify)private library open to publicOther (please specify)nontraditional librarian and archivistWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoNo2001YesPersonal blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI have written a published book (alone or with 1-2 other authors)I read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)101 to 150WikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female51 to 60Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaAm in the process of earning it51 to 60Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)ReferenceOther (please specify)I have worked in libraries for 14+years and am a currently studying for my MLSOther (please specify)I supervise work study students in an academic library13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoNo2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo reach out to patrons or clientsOur blog is for reading, favorite books and authors. I love to read and want to encourage others in our institution to read and discuss books.NoI would like to write professionally in the futureI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100WikisMySpaceNingDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degreesOther (please specify)Large Corporation - Software DevelopmentComputer ProgrammingLibrary studentNo13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYesYes2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelySomewhatSomewhat

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Male24 to 30Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Instructional Technologies/Emerging TechnologiesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsBloggerNoYesNo2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)Internal staff blogTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookLinkedINPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female24 to 30CaliforniaSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo73 months to 7 yearsLiveJournalNoNot sureYes2001YesPersonal blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo vent my frustrationsto keep in touch with friends in other placesNoNoOther (please specify)livejournal feeds (like a web-based rss aggregator but slightly different)more than 200WikisFlickrPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-muchPretty-much

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Male31 to 40Midwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYes25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members49 months to 5 yearsSelf-designed/customNoYesNo2001YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhat

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Male31 to 40CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Other (please specify)small academic library at a large universityGeneral Tech ServicesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsOther (please specify)b2evolutionNoNot sureYes2007YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75WikisLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Northeastern United StatesRural AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Very Small Public Library (serving 10,000 or fewer)AdministratorWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsBloggerNoYes2006YesInternal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs on a personalized start page (Netvibes, MyYahoo!, Pageflakes, etc.)Less than 15DefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhatDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Midwestern United StatesRural AreaNoNo other advanced degreesSmall Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)Web DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoYes2006YesCollaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs on a personalized start page (Netvibes, MyYahoo!, Pageflakes, etc.)16 to 40Pretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female51 to 60Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees41 to 50Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members

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Female24 to 30Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Other (please specify)publishingOther (please specify)database maintenanceOther (please specify)taking a breakNo25 months to 3 yearsBloggerNoNot sureNo2002YesPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have contributed a chapter to a published bookI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15WikisPretty-muchSomewhatBarelySomewhat

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Male24 to 30Eastern CanadaLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Library SchoolOther (please specify)teacher assitantLibrary studentNo4-8 monthsWordpressNoYesNo2002YesPersonal blog (1 author)collaborative student blogTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75WikisPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-much

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Male24 to 30Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityAm in the process of earning it25 to 30I'm not employedUnemployedLibrary studentNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoYesNo2002NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingWikisFacebookTwitterDefinitelyDefinitelyN/AN/A

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Female31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesMasters in Social Work/Counseling/Psychology/etc.31 to 40Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Electronic ResourcesWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerYesNoYes2005YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo vent my frustrationsNoI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female24 to 30Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesUnder 25I'm not employedCatalogingWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsOther (please specify)When employed, usually not.25 months to 3 yearsLiveJournalYesNoNo2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To network / to become part of a communityNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15LinkedINPretty-muchPretty-muchN/AN/A

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Female31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Web DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo4-8 monthsWordpressNoYesYes2007YesProfessional blog (1 author)To write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoI have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookLinkedINdeliciousDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityAm in the process of earning itM.F.A. in Creative Writing31 to 40Very Small Public Library (serving 10,000 or fewer)General Public ServicesLibrary studentYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoNot sureYes2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo contribute to the professionNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingWikisFlickrNingDefinitelySomewhatDefinitelyPretty-much

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Male31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degreesLarge Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo25 months to 3 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2004YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookTwitterDigg it, Library Thing, Last FM, BookcrossingPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-muchBarely

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Female31 to 40Eastern EuropeLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itMasters in Social Work/Counseling/Psychology/etc.Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoNot sureNo2005NoPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingFacebookNingDefinitelySomewhatSomewhatDefinitely

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Male24 to 30Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo

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Female24 to 30Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Library Consortium or System (NSLS, SEFLIN, PALS, etc.)Other (please specify)training/event planningWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYesNo2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for librarians (ALA TechSource Blog, PLA Blog, LITA Blog, etc.)To share ideas with othersFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookNingLinkedINSecond LifeDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhat

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Male24 to 30Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYes25 to 30Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)Systems/ITWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo

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Female41 to 50Northeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYes25 to 30Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)ReferenceWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearBloggerYesNo2005NoPersonal blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatBarely

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MaleUnder 24Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYes25 to 30Museum/Archive/Historical SocietyArchivist/Records ManagerWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo25 months to 3 yearsWordpressNoYesNo1999YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Internal staff blogTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookLinkedINPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitelySomewhat

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Male31 to 40Eastern CanadaSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Other (please specify)National LibraryReferenceWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearWordpressYesNoYes2004NoPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150WikisDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Western Europe and UKRural AreaYesOther Masters25 to 30Law LibraryAcquisitions/Collection DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsWordpressYesNoYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo contribute to the professionNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200FlickrFacebookTwitterDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhatDefinitely

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FemaleOver 60Mexico and Central AmericaRural AreaAm in the process of earning itMasters in EducationMBA or MPALarge Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)CirculationLibrary studentYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersMore than 7 yearsBloggerNoYesNo1997 or earlierNoPersonal blog (1 author)To network / to become part of a communityTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo vent my frustrationsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have contributed a chapter to a published bookI have written a published book (alone or with 1-2 other authors)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40FacebookDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyBarely

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Female31 to 40Other (please specify)Puerto RicoSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40School Library (K-12)Solo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoYesYes2006YesProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo contribute to the professionNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingFacebookDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesUnder 25Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearBloggerYesYesYes2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo contribute to the professionNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisMySpaceFacebookDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesMasters in English25 to 30Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Web DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsWordpressNoYesYes2004YesProfessional blog (1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingWikisFlickrPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Male31 to 40Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaYes3 years degree in law25 to 30Corporate LibraryReferenceWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo25 months to 3 yearsOther (please specify)SPIPNoYesYes2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo contribute to the professionto promote/lobby for public and free access to lawNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I visit each blog individuallyLinkedINPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Middle of CanadaLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Medical/Health Science LibraryElectronic ResourcesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo25 months to 3 yearsOther (please specify)MSN SpaceYesYesYes2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoNoI read blogs on a personalized start page (Netvibes, MyYahoo!, Pageflakes, etc.)16 to 40FacebookDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Northwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)AdministratorWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesNoYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have contributed a chapter to a published bookI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15WikisFlickrPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female51 to 60Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees41 to 50School Library (K-12)Other (please specify)School LibrarianWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearOther (please specify)edublogsNoYes2006NoCollaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15WikisFlickrDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female51 to 60Northeastern United StatesRural AreaNoNo other advanced degreesSmall Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)Other (please specify)Head LibrarianWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesYes2007NoOfficial library blog for patronsYoung adult blogTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Pretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatPretty-much

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Female41 to 50Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees41 to 50Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsBloggerYesYes2006YesOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15DefinitelySomewhatPretty-muchDefinitely

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Male51 to 60Northwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesOther Masters31 to 40Government Library/State LibraryOther (please specify)Library DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)For funNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)Less than 15LinkedINPretty-muchDefinitelySomewhatPretty-much

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Female41 to 50Southwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesMasters in Music Performance41 to 50Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Youth ServicesWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearWordpressYesYesYes2006YesCollaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityNoI have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15DefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Northwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Medical/Health Science LibraryAcquisitions/Collection DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members49 months to 5 yearsBloggerYesYesNo2003NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo vent my frustrationsNoI have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Northeastern United StatesRural AreaYesMasters in Education41 to 50School Library (K-12)Solo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsWordpressNoYesYes2007NoOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo inform the parents of my students about the learning that takes place in the libraryNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15WikisNingDelicious tagsSomewhatSomewhatPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female41 to 50CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaYesOther Mastersdoctoral work as well (ABD)31 to 40Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)CatalogingWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members

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Female41 to 50Mountain StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees41 to 50Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)Systems/ITWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsBloggerNoYes2007NoOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75DefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-much

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FemaleOver 60Northeastern United StatesRural AreaYesMasters in EducationABD in adult education31 to 40Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)Other (please specify)Reference/Instruction LibraianWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsWordpressYesYesNo2005NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityI have in the pastI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15WikisPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Northeastern United StatesRural AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degrees51 to 60Other (please specify)self-employedYouth ServicesLibrary studentNo

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Male31 to 40Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaYesMasters in History25 to 30Other (please specify)I teach LISProfessorWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo49 months to 5 yearsWordpressNoYesYes2003NoPersonal blog (1 author)For self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingWikisFacebookPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhat

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Female41 to 50Southeastern United StatesRural AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)General Tech ServicesWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsBloggerNoYesNo2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo contribute to the professionNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75DefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesMasters in EnglishMFA in poetry25 to 30Library Consortium or System (NSLS, SEFLIN, PALS, etc.)Member ServicesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo4-8 monthsBloggerNoYesNo2005YesProfessional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsto support my staffNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceNingDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Western Europe and UKSmaller Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itMasters in EnglishOther Doctorate25 to 30I'm not employedUnemployedLibrary student9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoNot sureYes2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a book which is in press, and am producing a scholarly edition of a literary text for publication next year.I visit each blog individually16 to 40FlickrFacebookPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchN/A

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Female31 to 40Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaNoMasters in HistoryLarge Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Other (please specify)product researcherWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsOther (please specify)sometimes as a projectleader in projects25 months to 3 yearsWordpressYesYesYes2005NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200Instant MessagingWikisFlickrNingLinkedINHyvesDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaYesMasters in EnglishMedium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearWordpressNoYes2006NoOfficial library blog for patronsTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15FlickrDefinitelyBarelyDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female24 to 30Western Europe and UKSmaller Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itOther Masters31 to 40Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)General Tech ServicesWorking less than 1 year in the professionYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsWordpressNoNo2006NoOfficial library blog for patronsTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo contribute to the professionNoI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75WikisDefinitelySomewhatDefinitelySomewhat

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Male31 to 40Western Europe and UKRural AreaYesJuris Doctorate31 to 40Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Acquisitions/Collection DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2005NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI have written a published book (alone or with 1-2 other authors)

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Male41 to 50Western Europe and UKSmaller Urban AreaNoMasters in Computer ScienceOther DoctorateOther (please specify)UniversityProfessorWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoI have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI have written a published book (alone or with 1-2 other authors)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75WikisFlickrPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Western Europe and UKSmaller Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesLarge Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Solo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoYesYes2007NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Pretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Western Europe and UKSmaller Urban AreaNoLibrary Consortium or System (NSLS, SEFLIN, PALS, etc.)Systems/ITWorking less than 1 year in the professionNoLess than 4 monthsWordpressYesNot sureNo2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)To write / to develop my writing skillsNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedself motivationNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingPretty-muchPretty-muchBarelyPretty-much

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Female41 to 50AfricaLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Other (please specify)Mixture of Reference, Outreach, Instituction Technologies, subject liaisonWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNo25 months to 3 yearsBloggerYesNot sureYes2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Official library blog for patronsOfficial library blog for librarians (ALA TechSource Blog, PLA Blog, LITA Blog, etc.)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFacebookLinkedINDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female51 to 60Northeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesVery Small Public Library (serving 10,000 or fewer)ReferenceWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoYesYes2007NoOfficial library blog for librarians (ALA TechSource Blog, PLA Blog, LITA Blog, etc.)job requirementNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15SomewhatSomewhatSomewhatDefinitely

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Male51 to 60AustraliaRural AreaNoNo other advanced degreesMedical/Health Science LibraryReferenceWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsBloggerNoYes2007NoOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsService to remote users (Up to 1100 km away)NoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15WikisPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatSomewhat

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Female24 to 30AfricaSmaller Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)CirculationWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoNot sureYes2006YesProfessional blog (1 author)Environment conservation & EducationTo share ideas with othersTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo contribute to the professionNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookTwitterNingDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Male24 to 30Northeastern United StatesRural AreaYes25 to 30Government Library/State LibrarySystems/ITWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo4-8 monthsBloggerNoYesYes2007NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100DefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-much

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Male51 to 60Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesOther Masters25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Systems/ITWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsWordpressNoYes2005NoProfessional blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)41 to 75DefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Male51 to 60Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesMasters in English25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)AdministratorWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsOther (please specify)BlosjomNoYesYes2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookLetters to the editorI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingFlickrDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female24 to 30Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Corporate LibraryElectronic ResourcesWorking less than 1 year in the professionNo25 months to 3 yearsWordpressNoNot sureNo2004NoPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100Instant MessagingFlickrforumPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Southwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Any other Special LibrarySystems/ITWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2006YesProfessional blog (1 author)Official library blog for librarians (ALA TechSource Blog, PLA Blog, LITA Blog, etc.)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoI have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookTwitterPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesUnder 25Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Other (please specify)Government documentsWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsWordpressNoYesNo2001YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookTwitterNingLinkedINPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Mountain StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityAm in the process of earning itLarge Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)General Public ServicesLibrary studentNo4-8 monthsWordpressNoYesNo2006YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookLinkedINDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degreesMedium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)CatalogingLibrary studentOther (please specify)Yes, I manage non-professional staff members but am not the direct supervisor.

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Female31 to 40CaliforniaSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesMasters in History25 to 30Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)Youth ServicesWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members37 months to 4 yearsBloggerYesNoYes2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI write book reviews for a local review journal.I visit each blog individuallyLess than 15WikisFlickrMySpaceYou might not agree, but I'd consider certain listservs to be social networks.SomewhatSomewhatSomewhatPretty-much

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Female41 to 50Mountain StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerYesYesYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I visit each blog individually41 to 75WikisFlickrLinkedINPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female24 to 30Northwestern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members61 months to 6 yearsLiveJournalYesYesYes2001YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingFlickrMySpaceFacebookDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female24 to 30Mountain StatesSmaller Urban AreaYes25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo61 months to 6 yearsSelf-designed/customYesYesNo1997 or earlierYesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)151 to 200Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookTwitterNingLinkedINLiveJournalDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female24 to 30Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Library Consortium or System (NSLS, SEFLIN, PALS, etc.)Web DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo37 months to 4 yearsTypepadNoYesYes2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityOther (please specify)blogging (on my non-library-related blog) has led to paid freelance writing in local mediaI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200Instant MessagingWikisFlickrDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyNot at all

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Female31 to 40Southwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityNoNo other advanced degreesLarge Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Instructional Technologies/Emerging TechnologiesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo4-8 monthsBloggerNoNoYes2007NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15DefinitelySomewhatBarelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Mountain StatesRural AreaYesOther MastersUnder 25Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)CatalogingWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesNoYes2007NoIt is partly, but not strictly about librarianship... however, it does not contain personal details about my lifeTo share ideas with othersTo contribute to the professionEducational--I thought the best way to learn about web 2.0 applications was to experiment with them. I see my current blog as a possible precursor to a professional blog published under my name.NoI have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Pretty-muchSomewhatPretty-muchPretty-much

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Male31 to 40Western Europe and UKSmaller Urban AreaYes25 to 30Other (please specify)entrepreneurConsultantWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members49 months to 5 yearsWordpressNoNoYes2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfYes, I receive ad revenue.I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingFlickrTwitterNingLinkedINDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female51 to 60Northeastern United StatesRural AreaYesSchool District AdministratorUnder 25Library Consortium or System (NSLS, SEFLIN, PALS, etc.)AdministratorWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members

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Female31 to 40Southeastern United StatesRural AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)CatalogingWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsBloggerNoYesYes2007NoQuasi personal/professionalTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoI have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisFlickrDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-much

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Male31 to 40Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itOther MastersLarge Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Electronic ResourcesWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo49 months to 5 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published a paper from a LIS meetingI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150WikisFlickrDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Male24 to 30Western Europe and UKRural AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Corporate LibraryAdministratorWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo37 months to 4 yearsWordpressNoNot sureNo2002YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Professional blog (1 author)For self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100Instant MessagingWikisFlickrDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Northeastern United StatesRural AreaYesNo other advanced degrees41 to 50Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)Youth ServicesWorking less than 1 year in the professionNo4-8 monthsMySpaceNoYesYes2007YesProfessional blog (1 author)To reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15FlickrMySpaceDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaYesOther Masters25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Electronic ResourcesWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsOther (please specify)BlogspiritNoYesNo2001YesInternal staff blogTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs on a personalized start page (Netvibes, MyYahoo!, Pageflakes, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookNingDefinitelySomewhatPretty-muchDefinitely

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Male31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityNoNo other advanced degreesMedium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Acquisitions/Collection DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYesYes2006NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoNoI read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)16 to 40WikisFlickrDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhat

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Female31 to 40Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Youth ServicesWorking less than 1 year in the professionNo9 months – 1 yearWordpressNoNot sureYes2006NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15WikisFlickrMySpaceNingDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-much

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Female51 to 60Northeastern United StatesRural AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Very Small Public Library (serving 10,000 or fewer)AdministratorWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsOther (please specify)engagedpatrons.orgNoYesYes2006NoOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingDefinitelySomewhatDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesLarge Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoYesYes2007YesProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15WikisFlickrPretty-muchBarelyNot at allDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Mountain StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesMasters in English31 to 40Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesNo2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs on a personalized start page (Netvibes, MyYahoo!, Pageflakes, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingFlickrFacebookNingLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhat

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FemaleUnder 24Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)General Tech ServicesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsOther (please specify)Supervisor of part-time student employees25 months to 3 yearsBloggerNoYesNo2000YesPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI visit each blog individually16 to 40Instant MessagingFacebookDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhat

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Female24 to 30Northeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Web DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYesNo2005NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingFlickrTwitterLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyNot at all

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Female41 to 50Mountain StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityNoMasters in EducationSchool Library (K-12)Solo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsOther (please specify)I manage 8-10 volunteers on a weekly basis.4-8 monthsBloggerNoYesYes2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15WikisNingPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Male31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYesNo2000NoPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingMySpaceFacebookNingSomewhatPretty-muchSomewhatDefinitely

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Male41 to 50Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesOther Doctorate25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo

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MaleUnder 24South AmericaLarge Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesI'm not employedReferenceLibrary studentNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesYesYes2004YesProfessional blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo contribute to the professionNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15MySpacePretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatBarely

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Female41 to 50Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYes31 to 40Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Systems/ITWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerYesYesYes2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI visit each blog individually16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrLinkedINPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhat

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Female31 to 40Western CanadaLarge Urban AreaNoLibrary TechnicianVendorSystems/ITWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members

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Female41 to 50Southeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning it41 to 50I'm not employedYouth ServicesNew grad looking for a jobNo4-8 monthsBloggerNoYesYes2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo contribute to the professionNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40DefinitelySomewhatN/AN/A

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Male41 to 50Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesOther MastersOther Doctorate41 to 50Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsWordpressNoNo1998YesPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceNingDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYes25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesNot sureYes2007NoProfessional blog (1 author)To reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15SomewhatSomewhatSomewhatBarely

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Female51 to 60Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)AdministratorWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoNot sureYes2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100Instant MessagingFlickrMySpaceFacebookDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female41 to 50Eastern CanadaSmaller Urban AreaNoMasters in EnglishMedium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)Web DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearBloggerYesYesYes2006YesProfessional blog (1 author)Internal staff blogTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15LinkedINConferencesPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-much

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Female24 to 30Northeastern United StatesRural AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Electronic ResourcesOther (please specify)3 years as a paraprofessional, looking for professional positionOther (please specify)I advide my colleagues because I am more involved with our e-resources, but I do not formally supervise my colleagues.4-8 monthsWordpressNoYesYes2007YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoI am in the process, but have not yet published.Other (please specify)I alternate between going to the blogs and reading my RSS aggregator.Less than 15Instant MessagingWikisDefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhat

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Female31 to 40Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Subject LiaisonWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo25 months to 3 yearsWordpressNoNoYes2003YesProfessional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)151 to 200Instant MessagingWikisDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female51 to 60Other (please specify)Puerto RicoSmaller Urban AreaYesMasters in Education51 to 60School Library (K-12)InstructionWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoYesYes2006YesProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo contribute to the professionNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15FacebookDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female51 to 60Western Europe and UKSmaller Urban AreaNoOther DoctorateSmall Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)Archivist/Records ManagerWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsOther (please specify)BloglinesNoYes2005YesProfessional blog (1 author)To contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150NingPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-muchPretty-much

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MaleUnder 24Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesUnder 25I'm not employedUnemployedLibrary studentNo

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Male41 to 50Western Europe and UKYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Any other Special LibraryReferenceWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo

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Female31 to 40Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaYesMasters in HistoryLibraryUnder 25Other (please specify)IndependantConsultantWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsOther (please specify)www.hautetfort.comNoYesNo2005YesProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoI have written a published book (alone or with 1-2 other authors)I read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingWikisNingPretty-muchDefinitelySomewhatPretty-much

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Female31 to 40AustraliaLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itgrad dip in writing41 to 50Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Instructional Technologies/Emerging TechnologiesWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo4-8 monthsBloggerNoNoYes2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisFlickrFacebookPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-muchDefinitely

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Male24 to 30Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaYesUnder 25Corporate LibraryElectronic ResourcesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoNot sureYes2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingMySpacePretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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FemaleOver 60Southeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesMA American Civilization31 to 40Other (please specify)self-employed writer and speakerOther (please specify)writerWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNoMore than 7 yearsOther (please specify)plain html, plus bulk mail version to subscribersNoYesYes1997 or earlierYes2 e-zines, with me as primary authorTo share ideas with othersTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have contributed a chapter to a published bookI have written a published book (alone or with 1-2 other authors)For two years, I also wrote a non-librarian-oriented, general interest column for Fox News OnlineOther (please specify)I do both individual visits to blogs and Bloglines subscriptions16 to 40Pretty-muchBarelyN/ADefinitely

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Female31 to 40Other (please specify)Puerto RicoLarge Urban AreaYesMasters in Education31 to 40School Library (K-12)Solo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoNot sureYes2006NoProfessional blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Male31 to 40Southwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesGetting a doctorate in LISUnder 25Library SchoolGeneral Tech ServicesWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members37 months to 4 yearsWordpressNoYesNo1997 or earlierYesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Fun anonymous blogTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisMySpaceFacebookTwitterLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Other (please specify)Non-library employmentOther (please specify)Fundraising/Development Admin.Working in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoNot sureNo1998YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)To network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingMySpaceFacebookLinkedINPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhatNot at all

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Male41 to 50Southwestern United StatesRural AreaNoB.A. in EnglishSchool Library (K-12)Youth ServicesWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsBloggerNoNot sureYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I visit each blog individuallyLess than 15NingDefinitelySomewhatSomewhatPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)CirculationLibrary studentNo4-8 monthsBloggerYesYesYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15FacebookPretty-muchSomewhatBarelyPretty-much

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Male31 to 40AustraliaSuburban Area Near a Big CityNoLarge Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoYes2006YesInternal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs on a personalized start page (Netvibes, MyYahoo!, Pageflakes, etc.)Less than 15Pretty-muchBarelySomewhatDefinitely

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Female24 to 30CaliforniaSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Other (please specify)internet librarianWorking less than 1 year in the professionYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYesNo2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo contribute to the professionNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookTwitterNingLinkedINlibrarything, goodreadsDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelySomewhat

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Female24 to 30Southwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degreesSchool Library (K-12)Solo LibrarianOther (please specify)library student and working in the professionNoLess than 4 monthsOther (please specify)VoxYesNoNo2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Pretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Northwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesOther MastersMasters of Information Science (yes, a separate degree...)25 to 30I'm not employedUnemployedNew grad looking for a jobOther (please specify)again, unemployed...73 months to 7 yearsLiveJournalNoNoNo2000YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To network / to become part of a communityFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfI wanted to check more than three of these answers but it wouldn't let me...NoI want to... does this count?I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingFlickrMySpaceFacebookLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyN/AN/A

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Female51 to 60Southeastern United StatesRural AreaYesNo other advanced degrees41 to 50Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2005YesOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo contribute to the professionNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingWikisNingDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female51 to 60Northwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesOther Masters41 to 50Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Archivist/Records ManagerWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoYesYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15WikisDefinitelySomewhatSomewhatPretty-much

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Female51 to 60Other (please specify)PUERTO RICOLarge Urban AreaYesOther Masters41 to 50School Library (K-12)Solo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerYesNot sureYes2006YesOfficial library blog for patronsTo contribute to the professionYes, I receive ad revenue.NoI visit each blog individually16 to 40WikisDefinitely

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Male31 to 40Northwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Subject LiaisonWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoNot sureNo2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200Instant MessagingDefinitelyBarelyBarelyBarely

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Female24 to 30Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Library Consortium or System (NSLS, SEFLIN, PALS, etc.)Youth ServicesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsMySpaceNoNoNo2004NoPersonal blog (1 author)To write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingWikisMySpaceDefinitelySomewhatSomewhatDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Other (please specify)HawaiiLarge Urban AreaYes25 to 30Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearWordpressNoYesNo2001NoCollaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo contribute to the professionNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15DefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female41 to 50Eastern CanadaSmaller Urban AreaYes41 to 50Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)AdministratorWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearWordpressNoYesNo2000YesPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200FlickrDeliciousDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Male24 to 30Southwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYes25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Archivist/Records ManagerWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members

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Female24 to 30Midwestern United StatesRural AreaNoNo other advanced degreesSmall Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)Youth ServicesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsLiveJournalYesYesYes2002YesPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatDefinitely

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Female51 to 60Midwestern United StatesRural AreaYesMasters in English25 to 30Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)InstructionWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsOther (please specify)when I serve as chair of the dept. I technically am a supervisor. In reality the library staff manage themselves.25 months to 3 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Official library blog for patronsOfficial library blog for librarians (ALA TechSource Blog, PLA Blog, LITA Blog, etc.)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI have written a published book (alone or with 1-2 other authors)Other (please specify)I have a row of rss feeds on my firefox browser for the main blogs I follow.16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFlickrMySpaceFacebookNingDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Youth ServicesWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesYesYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15WikisFlickrFacebookPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Midwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerYesNoYes2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200DefinitelyPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhat

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Female24 to 30Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25I'm not employedReferenceNew grad looking for a jobNo13 months to 2 yearsLiveJournalYesNot sureNo2002YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To network / to become part of a communityTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40MySpaceFacebookLinkedINPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhatN/A

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Female31 to 40Northwestern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesOther Masters31 to 40Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Subject LiaisonWorking less than 1 year in the professionNo4-8 monthsWordpressNoYesNo2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo contribute to the professionOther (please specify)Yes, for my personal blog which is not library related. No for the professional collaborative blog, which is library related.Technically it's a not, but I have only been a librarian for 8 months, and I'm working on several manuscripts.I read blogs on a personalized start page (Netvibes, MyYahoo!, Pageflakes, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingFacebookNingDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-much

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Male24 to 30Mountain StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesMasters in English25 to 30Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)Instructional Technologies/Emerging TechnologiesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsLiveJournalNoYesYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoI have written a published book (alone or with 1-2 other authors)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingFacebookDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female51 to 60Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees41 to 50Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo4-8 monthsBloggerNoYesYes2007YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingWikisMySpacePretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Male51 to 60Southwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesOther Masters31 to 40Any other Special LibraryCatalogingWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearBloggerYesNoYes2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingSomewhatSomewhatSomewhatPretty-much

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FemaleUnder 24Southeastern United StatesRural AreaNoNo other advanced degreesMedium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Archivist/Records ManagerOther (please specify)Undergrad literature studentNo

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Female51 to 60Midwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Acquisitions/Collection DevelopmentWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsBloggerYesYesYes2007YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesMasters in English25 to 30Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)Youth ServicesWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoNoNo2005YesPersonal blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15MySpaceLinkedINDefinitelySomewhatPretty-muchSomewhat

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Female41 to 50Northwestern United StatesRural AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)General Public ServicesWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo25 months to 3 yearsOther (please specify)Portal_based Journal - dvlpd by our campus T&L centerNoYesYes2004NoProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookNingDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityAm in the process of earning itOther Masters31 to 40Corporate LibraryCatalogingWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsSelf-designed/customNoNoYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersNoNoI visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Male51 to 60Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees31 to 40Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2005YesProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingWikisFacebookNingDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female51 to 60Southwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesDoctorate in Library ScienceUnder 25Library SchoolProfessorWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearWordpressNoYesNo2005NoProfessional blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentNoI have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75WikisNingLinkedINPretty-muchSomewhatSomewhatDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Western Europe and UKRural AreaNoNo other advanced degreesSmall Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)General Public ServicesWorking less than 1 year in the professionOther (please specify)Only if I am the senior staff member on duty, which only happens very occasionally9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoYesYes2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)To network / to become part of a communityTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo vent my frustrationsNoUniversity publication (Bishop's University, Canada)I visit each blog individuallyLess than 15DefinitelyPretty-muchBarelyPretty-much

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Female51 to 60Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees41 to 50Medical/Health Science LibraryInstructionWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo

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Male31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesOther MastersMM: Music Tech, MM: Music History & Lit, MS: Info Architecture25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Acquisitions/Collection DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoNoYes2005NoPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100FlickrDefinitelyDefinitelySomewhatPretty-much

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Female24 to 30Midwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYes25 to 30Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo4-8 monthsWordpressNoNoYes2007NoCollaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75TwitterPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhatDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYes31 to 40Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Acquisitions/Collection DevelopmentWorking less than 1 year in the professionYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesYesYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40DefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female24 to 30Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesOther Masters25 to 30Library Consortium or System (NSLS, SEFLIN, PALS, etc.)Systems/ITWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsWordpressNoNot sureNo2005YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)more than 200Instant MessagingWikisFlickrTwitterNingDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Southeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesUnder 25Other (please specify)State Run, Community College Library that is also open to the publicSystems/ITWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesYes2007YesPersonal blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150WikisFlickrDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Southwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)AdministratorWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2005NoPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150NingFictionL, DorothyLPretty-muchBarelySomewhatPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Northwestern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Medical/Health Science LibraryOther (please specify)a little of everythingWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoYesYes2006YesProfessional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsPromotion of the collectionsNoa VERY long time ago, national journalI read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)16 to 40WikisDefinitelySomewhatSomewhatDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)InstructionWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsTypepadNoYesNo2005YesInternal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Male31 to 40Southeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Library Consortium or System (NSLS, SEFLIN, PALS, etc.)InstructionWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNoLess than 4 monthsWordpressNoYesNo2003YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingWikisFlickrNingLinkedINDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Midwestern United StatesYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)CatalogingWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members37 months to 4 yearsBloggerYesYesNo2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Official blog for non-library organizationTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingFacebookPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchDefinitely

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Male41 to 50Southwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesUnder 25Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)AdministratorWorking in the profession for 16-20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerYesNoNo2006YesPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Pretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female41 to 50Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesMasters in Education31 to 40Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)Other (please specify)Program CoordinatorWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYesNo2002YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookNingDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female41 to 50Southwestern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Acquisitions/Collection DevelopmentWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearBloggerYesNoYes2007YesPersonal blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-much

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FemaleOver 60CaliforniaLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Other (please specify)Audio-visual acquistions and catalogingWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members9 months – 1 yearBloggerNoNot sureNo2006NoPersonal blog (1 author)To network / to become part of a communityTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Pretty-muchPretty-muchPretty-muchBarely

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Female41 to 50Eastern CanadaSmaller Urban AreaNoCollege degreeGovernment Library/State LibraryInformation Delivery/ILLWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsNo

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Female24 to 30Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaYes25 to 30Large Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsBloggerNoYesYes2005YesProfessional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo contribute to the professionNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100Instant MessagingWikisFacebookLinkedINDefinitelySomewhatPretty-muchPretty-much

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Female24 to 30Western CanadaSmaller Urban AreaYesUnder 25Medium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)Youth ServicesWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearWordpressYesYesNo2002YesPersonal blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoI review kids and YA books for several professional library publicationsI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40Instant MessagingDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-much

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Male24 to 30South AmericaLarge Urban AreaYesMasters in Information Science - BrazilUnder 25I'm not employedReferenceWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo49 months to 5 yearsWordpressNoNot sureYes2003YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I visit each blog individuallymore than 200Instant MessagingFlickrDefinitelyDefinitelySomewhatPretty-much

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Male31 to 40Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Small Public Library (serving 10,001 to 40,000)Systems/ITWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoYes2005NoCollaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingWikisNingLinkedINDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Midwestern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityNoNo other advanced degreesMedium-Sized Public Library (serving 40,0001 to 99,999)Youth ServicesWorking in the profession for 11-15 yearsNo4-8 monthsWordpressNoYesYes2007YesProfessional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40FlickrFacebookTwitterPretty-muchSomewhatPretty-muchSomewhat

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Male51 to 60Southeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Medical/Health Science LibraryAdministratorWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsTypepadNoYesYes2004YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)To write / to develop my writing skillsTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)76 to 100Instant MessagingWikisMySpaceFacebookDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female51 to 60Midwestern United StatesRural AreaYesMasters in Education41 to 50Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)Solo LibrarianWorking in the profession for more than 20 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsWordpressNoNot sureYes2004NoProfessional blog (1 author)To reach out to patrons or clientsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)101 to 150Instant MessagingWikisFacebookNingDefinitelySomewhatPretty-muchDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYes25 to 30Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsWordpressYesNoYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)To write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingFlickrLinkedINDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhat

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Male41 to 50Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degrees51 to 60Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)Instructional Technologies/Emerging TechnologiesWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearWordpressNoYesNo2002YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisFlickrTwitterNingPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaYesHonours degree (UK)25 to 30Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Other (please specify)Resource Centre LibrarianWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsBloggerNoYesNo2005YesProfessional blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75FacebookDefinitelySomewhatSomewhatPretty-much

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Female31 to 40Southeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesMA Geography31 to 40Corporate LibraryOther (please specify)Information Analyst (Research Librarian)Working in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearNoYes2006YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersNoNoI read blogs in a desktop RSS aggregator (MS Outlook, Vienna, NetNewsWire, etc.)Less than 15Instant Messagingcustom tagging softwarePretty-muchSomewhatBarelySomewhat

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Female24 to 30Western Europe and UKSmaller Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesAny other Special LibrarySolo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo

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Male24 to 30South AmericaSmaller Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesLaw LibrarySolo LibrarianWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoNoNo2002YesCollaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo contribute to the professionYes, I receive ad revenue.I have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have written a published book (alone or with 1-2 other authors)I visit each blog individuallyLess than 15Instant MessagingWikisFlickrDefinitelyDefinitelySomewhatSomewhat

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Female41 to 50Northeastern United StatesSuburban Area Near a Big CityYesMasters in English41 to 50School Library (K-12)Solo LibrarianWorking less than 1 year in the professionYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsBloggerNoYesYes2007YesProfessional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a major national or international publication (not peer-reviewed)I have contributed a chapter to a published bookI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40WikisNingDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyDefinitely

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MaleUnder 24Eastern EuropeLarge Urban AreaAm in the process of earning itNo other advanced degreesLarge Academic Library (more than 15,000 students)Web DevelopmentLibrary studentNo13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYesYes2004YesProfessional blog (1 author)Official library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityNo one else was writing about my specific topic / to represent the underrepresentedNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)151 to 200Instant MessagingWikisNingGoogle Picasa, iWiWDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Western Europe and UKLarge Urban AreaYesDoctorate in Library ScienceUnder 25Medium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Instructional Technologies/Emerging TechnologiesWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members4-8 monthsWordpressNoYesYes2005YesProfessional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To share ideas with othersTo record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo network / to become part of a communityNoI have published in a small-readership publication with national or international readership (not peer-reviewed)I have published in a peer-reviewed journalI have contributed a chapter to a published bookI have written a published book (alone or with 1-2 other authors)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40FacebookNingLinkedINDefinitelyPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-much

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Male24 to 30South AmericaSmaller Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degrees25 to 30Corporate LibraryConsultantWorking in the profession for 4-6 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members25 months to 3 yearsWordpressNoYesNo2001YesPersonal blog (1 author)Collaborative personal blog (more than 1 author)Professional blog (1 author)Collaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)Internal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo network / to become part of a communityTo process ideas / to clarify my thinking on certain issuesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)151 to 200Instant MessagingWikisDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchSomewhat

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Male31 to 40Southeastern United StatesSmaller Urban AreaNoNo other advanced degreesMedium-Sized Academic Library (3,001 to 15,000 students)Systems/ITWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff membersLess than 4 monthsWordpressNoYesYes2007NoPersonal blog (1 author)Professional blog (1 author)To share ideas with othersFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo write / to develop my writing skillsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)Less than 15Instant MessagingWikisFlickrFacebookPretty-muchDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-much

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Male24 to 30Northeastern United StatesLarge Urban AreaYesNo other advanced degreesUnder 25Large Public Library (serving 100,000 and up)CatalogingWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsNo13 months to 2 yearsBloggerNoNot sureNo2001NoPersonal blog (1 author)To record ideas for myself / to keep currentTo write / to develop my writing skillsTo vent my frustrationsNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingFacebookTwitterDefinitelyPretty-muchPretty-muchBarely

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Female24 to 30Western Europe and UKSuburban Area Near a Big CityYes25 to 30Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)Instructional Technologies/Emerging TechnologiesWorking in the profession for 1-3 yearsYes, I am the direct supervisor of other professional/non-professional staff members13 months to 2 yearsWordpressNoYesNo2006YesCollaborative professional blog (more than 1 author)To reach out to patrons or clientsFor self-promotion / career advancement / make a name for myselfTo contribute to the professionNoI have published in a local or state publication (not peer-reviewed)I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)41 to 75Instant MessagingFlickrNingDefinitelySomewhatDefinitelyDefinitely

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Female31 to 40Western Europe and UKOther (please specify)small townYesMasters in English25 to 30Small Academic Library (3,000 or fewer students)ReferenceWorking in the profession for 7-10 yearsNo9 months – 1 yearBloggerYesYesYes2006YesInternal staff blogOfficial library blog for patronsTo share ideas with othersTo reach out to patrons or clientsto promote the library resources and servicesNoNoI read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)16 to 40DefinitelySomewhatPretty-muchNot at all

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Female51 to 60Western Europe and UKSuburban Area Not Near a Big CityNoOther DoctorateMedical/Health Science LibraryOther (please specify)I am doing many items of above list, incl. searching databasesW