by Brenna Louzin
The LLOPS PDC has once again wowed me with their creativity, seamless planning, and relevance, mix of cerebral and “in-your’s-face” topics. The 2010 seminar, held Thursday, April 29 at the US Courthouse, opened with Kevin O’Keefe of Real Lawyers Have Blogs fame. O’Keefe, CEO of LexBlog, Inc., delivered an engaging talk that might have been a chat in a coffeehouse. He emphasized the importance of establishing, feeding and sustaining the human side of relationships when using electronic social media technologies. Of course, the fact that he dressed in blue jeans and cowboy boots also supported his down-home message. How refreshing to hear a lawyer say that while it is professionally important to use Twitter, to know how to create and maintain fresh and well-researched blogs, it is vital to listen, to “engage” and to teach others. Sound like good advice for law librarians?