The NNLM Region 5 Blog is a news and information platform for topics of interest to libraries and community-based organizations in the Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 5 which includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and the U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States.
Policies and Procedures
1. Blog Managers
The Region 5 Blog will be managed by blog editor, Carolyn Martin, at the NNLM Region 5 office.
Bloggers must be NNLM Region 5 staff or invited guests. NNLM Region 5 network members may post to the blog with editor approval.
Award and subcontract recipients are encouraged to share their reports via the blog. Submissions will be edited and approved as necessary for publication.
3. Acceptable Use
The Region 5 Blog is an NNLM Region 5 – sponsored tool for use within the NNLM Region 5 region and for outreach beyond. Bloggers are strongly encouraged to check facts, cite sources, present balanced views, acknowledge and correct errors, and check spelling and grammar before submitting a post.
The NNLM Region 5 reserves the right not to publish any blog post and/or to remove it at a future time.
Blogging of original material is encouraged although reposting of relevant material with proper citation is acceptable.
4. Feedback and Comments
The blog feedback comment system will be open when deemed appropriate by the blog managers. Comments should be relevant to the specific post to which they are attached. Spam, flaming, personal attacks, and off-topic comments are not permitted. The NNLM Region 5 reserves the right to edit and/or delete comments not in keeping with these guidelines.
Blog managers will establish procedures for managing and moderating comments.
General information about Region 5 Blog ,answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), and information about blog policies and procedures will be placed on blog pages.
Links to regional and national websites of interest to our members will be listed in the Links section. Additional links may be added if the NNLM Region 5 staff consensus is that they would be useful to readers.
Information posted on the blog is in the public domain; however, when republishing NNLM Region 5 Blog material, proper citation is expected.
8. Blog Categories
The Region 5 Blog managers will create and manage blog categories in keeping with the blog’s goals and mission.
9. Branding and Marketing
The Region 5 Blog will be identified as a publication of the NNLM Region 5.
Links to the NNLM PNR web page and contact information will be clearly identified on the blog. A link to the Region 5 Blog will be prominently placed on the NNLM Region 5 web page.
NNLM Region 5 staff will market the blog and provide members with training in its use as needed.