Posted by Jeff Dunn on 2012-07-10 on Edudemic
Retrieved on July 27, 2013
100 Helpful Blogs For School Librarians (And Teachers)
By Jeff Dunn, Edudemic
We love librarians. They’re the gatekeepers of knowledge and always looking to explore new ways to enhance the learning experience. I learned about the latest trends in libraries at this year’s CALICON in San Diego and love the move toward open source, cross-library sharing, and going digital.
But what if you weren’t able to attend CALICON or simply want to get a regular update on all the fun stuff happening with libraries? Lucky for you, our friends at Online College shared the following post with us. It details 100 great blogs librarians around the world should add to their RSS reader. Enjoy!
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NOTE: This is an update of Online College’s previous list, as technology has changed, new voices have emerged, and some previously great blogs have gone dormant, making it necessary to revise and re-curate selections. Hopefully this list will be as useful to those in library and education fields as the first.
Here you’ll find some amazing blogs written by librarians at all kinds of institutions.
- Free Range Librarian: Librarian K.G. Schneider blogs about librarianship, writing, nonfiction, and a host of other topics here.
- Walt at Random: Walt Crawford is semi-retired, but that hasn’t slowed his interest in libraries, leadership, and technology, all of which he blogs about on this site.
- Cozy Up and Read: Head to youth service librarian Valerie’s blog to learn more about early childhood education, children’s lit, and working as a librarian.
- Libraryman: With topics ranging from community to technology to censorship, any librarian is bound to find something of interest on librarian and PEZ enthusiast Michael’s blog.
- Musings about Librarianship: This blog tracks interesting ideas for libraries and a wide range of other library centered topics, all written by senior librarian Aaron Tay.
- GrahamLavender.com: Formerly the Inspired Library School Student, this blog changed its name due to the fact that its author is no longer a student. Now blogger Graham is a full-fledged librarian who shares his experiences here.
- From the Library Director’s Desk: Julie Milavec is the library director for the Plainfield Library District. Her blog gives you some insights into the trials and tribulations that go along with the position, as well as some ideas that could help to improve any library.
- Closed Stacks: A collaborative blog, this site draws on the experiences of different types of librarians from those working in the city to those in the ‘burbs to those specializing in medical texts, offering a unique look at all sides of being a librarian.
- Librarian by Day: Librarian Bobbi Newman shares her passion for libraries and technology on this blog, speaking passionately about issues like the digital divide and transliteracy.
- Abby the Librarian: Abby is a youth librarian in Southern Indiana, and on her site you’ll find great book recommendations as well as regular book challenges.
- In the Library with the Lead Pipe: This multi-author blog is written by a team of librarians who touch on issues like education, administration, community members, and much more.
- Hi Miss Julie!: Learn more about the work this Chicagoland children’s librarian does, with a special focus on getting the youngest kids, toddlers, and preschoolers loving books.
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