While surfing the internet I came across with two interesting blogs. One of them was from the education
field and another from the communication
field. The interesting aspect of these blogs is that their authors are famous professors in their field. Reading these blogs was very informative even for me from a different field. They update the students' knowledge with following developments in the field
and publish their own ideas. The language they use is easy and understandable. Why LIS scholars don't have such blogs? why our proffessors don't blog? Although there are many LIS students who have created a blog, but most of them give information rather than knowledge. We need a voice from the upper level. The increasing number of LIS journals, both print and electronic, is a good chance for us. But, the fast growth of knowledge in the LIS field, requires more speed to disseminate
. On the other hand, writing a formal paper takes time and there is a risk of losing some other ideas which don't fit the whole paper.I remember one of my teachers who is very update and knowledgeable. I was lucky to be his student but all the time I was thinking oh, I wish he could put his information and thoughts in books and papers to share with other LIS students. But I am sure that he never could do it through his very busy life. Now, we have a very good tool as weblog to share ideas
. Obviously, LIS teachers have so many ideas to share with us. There are other advantages for blogging. Better communication, promoting LIS among other people, current awareness
for LIS students, etc. So, I strongly ask LIS scholars to blog.