Blogs by Librarians

Blogs by Information Professionals and Para-Professionals at any level.

  1. RDA – RDA Blog or Resource Description & Access Blog is a blog on Resource Description and Access (RDA), a new library cataloging standard that provides instructions and guidelines on formulating data for resource description and discovery, organized based on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), intended for use by libraries and other cultural organizations replacing Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2)
  2. Concierge Librarian – A blog by Mardene Carr; For all things libraries and a little extra.
  3. I work at a public library – A blog that shows what makes a public library amazing is that we welcome everyone.
  4. Librarian Problems – Inspired by other reaction .GIF tumblrs, William started Librarian Problems as a way to anonymously vent common librarian frustrations as well as point out his own quirks as a librarian.
  5. Opinionated – A true expression of Krystell Scott’s opinions, thoughts, and emotions.  Additionally, it provides tips on various topics (every now and then).
  6. Librarian by Day  – Bobbi Newman’s blog, should be the go-to blog for any librarian interested in emerging digital technologies and Library 2.0. Newman practices transliteracy just as she preaches it. She can be found on a host of popular social networks and is always updating with new media, articles, book reviews, research, and more.

  • Bobbi Newman’s blog, Librarian by Day at http://librarianbyday.net/ should be the go-to blog for any librarian interested in emerging digital technologies and Library 2.0. Newman practices transliteracy just as she preaches it. She can be found on a host of popular social networks and is always updating with new media, articles, book reviews, research, and more.
  • Andy Woodworth’s blog, Agnostic, Maybe athttp://agnosticmaybe.wordpress.com/ is perhaps the quintessential librarianblog in that it’s not only about libraries—it’s also about a librarian. Besides maintaining his own blog, Woodworth reads blogs by other librarians. In this interview with I Need a Library Job (INALJ) Woodworth names librarians that he follows online—with links to their blogs provided by INALJ:http://inalj.com/?p=1234.
  • Hack Library School at http://hacklibschool.wordpress.com/ is maintained by an ever-rotating crop of LIS student writers. Although the primary audience for the blog is library students, one doesn’t need to be in library school to appreciate the posts and insight. Hack librarians have also compiled suggested LIS blog lists for diverse library interests athttp://hacklibschool.wordpress.com/lis-blogs-follow/.
  • Jessica Olin’s blog, Letters to a Young Librarian at http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.com/ is written for the new librarian who is finding that what he or she learned in library school doesn’t always correlate with the reality of working in a library.
  • Jessamyn West’s blog, Librarian.net at http://www.librarian.net/ deserves its indomitable domain name because of the scope of the blog’s coverage and the quality posts. Often fun and always helpful, West covers topics as varied as perceptions of librarians, scholarship best practices, and tech FAQs.
  • Sarah Houghton’s blog, Librarian in Black at http://librarianinblack.net/ is largely about using technology to deliver library services and, as with Woodworth’s blog, about her personal experiences throughout her career. Houghton is the consummate Digital Age librarian and her posts often include information about and best practices for using new technology.
  • The ‘M’ Word – Marketing Libraries at http://themwordblog.blogspot.com/ by Nancy Dowd and Kathy Dempsey shares best practices and ideas for marketing your library. With some seasonal tips, sharing library success stories and news, and strategies for incorporating emerging technologies into your library marketing machine, The ‘M’ Word is one blog that needs to be on every librarian’s bookmarks.
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