Monday, September 6, 2010

Blogs for Librarians

Get a first-hand perspective of and read reviews by librarians who have tried out the new tech tools, read the latest books, and more.

Librarians, whether they work small college libraries, large research universities and departments, or elementary schools, need to stay current on the latest in technology innovation, reading lists, the publishing world, eBook trends, special project and lesson ideas, and a lot more. Luckily, you don’t have to think of everything all by yourself. These bloggers serve as excellent reference resources for learning about library technology.

1. This popular librarian blog is kept up by Jessamyn West who

works in rural Vermont.

2. Peter Scott’s Library Blog: Here you can keep up with library and technology, plus book award finalists and more.

3. A Librarian’s Guide to Etiquette: This fun little blog has great tips for keeping your patrons in line.

4. The Shifted Librarian: The Shifted Librarian writes about public library projects, library and technology, and more.

5. Confessions of a Science Librarian: Science librarians will appreciate this blog from the Head of the Steacie Science and Engineering Library at York University.

6. Free Range Librarian: This blog comments on "librarianship" and beyond.

7. Libraryman: "Libraryman" blogs about modern day libraries.

8. The Days and Nights of the Lipstick Librarian!: Read this blog from a "library fashionista" who writes about the library profession, pop culture and libraries, and more.

9. The Travelin’ Librarian: This blogger is the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission and shares tips for using technology for education and becoming more engaged in the greater discussion.

10. Librarian: This blog tracks "libraries as the future of culture and history."

11. The Ubiquitous Librarian: Brian Mathews writes about tech libraries and more.

12. The Other Librarian: Find valuable tips for keeping up with your students on this blog.

13. Krafty Librarian: School librarians can benefit from this medical librarian blog, too, by checking out the posts about networking, grants, and technology.

14. DIY Librarian: Tara Murray writes about "librarianship for the people," including conferences, evolving librarian systems, and more.

15. Connie Crosby: Connie Crosby is a law librarian from Vancouver who shares ideas for getting online.

16. Annoyed Librarian: The Annoyed Librarian now writes for about workshops, the job culture, the Dewey Decimal system, and more.

17. Musings about librarianship: This blogger is a librarian at the National University of Singapore Libraries.

18. Library Grits: This school and teacher librarian shares tips for staying organized and staying sane.

19. The Inspired Library School Student: This LIS student blogs about library school, the changing landscape of libraries, and more.

20. The Handheld Librarian: Read this blog for ideas on how to make your library more technologically advanced.

21. From the Library Director’s Desk: Julie Milavec is Library Director for the Plainfield Library District.

22. Closed Stacks: Closed Stacks is written by a recent MLIS graduate, a media and technology services librarian and a large research university, a new law librarian, a library student, a librarian in the Midwest, and a YA librarian from Providence.

23. Wired Librarian: Recent posts from this blog include "Why DO We Need Libraries in Schools?" and "New Stragies for Digital Natives."

24. Reading 2.0: Sarah Librarian reviews books on her blog, which can help you generate your own reading lists.

25. Accidentally Curious: Charlotte is a young librarian who blogs to try to make sense of college libraries, technology use in libraries, and more.

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