50 Blogs for Librarians

February 28, 2011

Here are some great reads for librarians and non-superheros alike!

  1. Ready Steady Book: The Ready Steady Book blog features lots of author interviews, book reviews, and more discussions about books.
  2. So Many Books: This blog features in-depth posts about book awards, libraries, and beyond.
  3. 3000 Books: If you’re afraid that you can’t read all the books on your list, read this blog instead. The blogger aims to read 50 books per year.
  4. 1morechapter: This former teacher writes book reviews and gives herself book challenges to keep reading.
  5. Biblio: Get ideas for reading and English lessons while you learn about the culture and history of books, libraries and reading.
  6. A Striped Armchair: This blog features reading challenges, reviews, award-winning books, and plenty more.
  7. Booking Through Thursday: Read this blog for ideas and discussion about reading tools, culture, projects and more.
  8. Booklist Blog: Besides getting ideas for books to add to your students’ reading lists, this site features blogs from librarians, teachers, and more.
  9. Everyday Reads: Everyday Reads posts book reviews and book news.
  10. Ex Libris: Read Ex Libris for author interviews, book lists, and stories that are relevant to librarians and library culture.
  11. Red Room Library: This blog is a National Book Critics Circle member and discusses book news and more.
  12. Weekly Geeks: This blog is for book addicts who blog. Get tips for refurbishing your site, catching up on your reading, and more.
  13. Paper Cuts: The New York Times’ book blog will educate you on new, contemporary releases and authors.
  14. Librarian.net: This popular librarian blog is kept up by Jessamyn West who works in rural Vermont.
  15. A Librarian’s Guide to Etiquette: This fun little blog has great tips for keeping your patrons in line.
  16. The Shifted Librarian: The Shifted Librarian writes about public library projects, library and technology, and more.
  17. 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.
  18. Library Grits: This school and teacher librarian shares tips for staying organized and staying sane.
  19. The Handheld Librarian: Read this blog for ideas on how to make your library more technologically advanced.
  20. Wired Librarian: Recent posts from this blog include “Why DO We Need Libraries in Schools?” and “New Stragies for Digital Natives.”
  21. Google Librarian Central: Google blog for librarians features lots of tools and project ideas for using technology for education.
  22. Blogwithoutalibrary.net: This blogger tracks all of the social media and technology that’s relevant for libraries.
  23. LibrarianActivist.org: Read this blog if you want to get your patrons and your library involved in political and social issues.
  24. David Lee King: David Lee King is a digital technology and library advocate who experiments with marketing, managing and usability strategies that help libraries.
  25. Hey, Jude: Judy O’Connell is on the editorial board of School Libraries Worldwide and blogs about libraries 2.0.
  26. Information Wants to Be Free: This young librarian and writer blogs about how libraries use tech tools.
  27. Stephen’s Lighthouse: This blog comes from the SirsiDynix Vice President of Innovation.
  28. jandawson.net: Recent posts from Jan Dawson’s blog address creativity and innovation in librarianship.
  29. SocialNetworkingLibrarian.com: Learn all about how social networking can help your library and your career.
  30. Designing Better Libraries: Read this blog for ideas on how to promote innovation and usability in your library.
  31. In the Library with the Lead Pipe: This blog is maintained by a group of six librarians from different niche industries who are passionate about continuing the discussion about the future of libraries.
  32. Virtual Dave…Real Blog: Virtual Dave is an associate professor at Syracuse University and blogs about information studies and more.
  33. Tame the Web: Read Tame the Web to learn how libraries and library patrons are using the Internet.
  34. What I Learned Today: Get library 2.0 tips from this blogger to keep up.
  35. The Brewin’ Librarian: Read this blog for news and ideas about library innovation.
  36. The Uncommon Commons: Here you’ll read all about IT and libraries.
  37. Librarian by Day: This geek librarian blogs about library issues and trends, especially digital librarian trends.
  38. Open Sesame: Learn about libraries and how they can use open source technology.
  39. No Shelf Required: Join the discussion about ebooks and epublishing.
  40. Librarian Avengers: Why you should worship librarians: This pro-librarian blog should keep you motivated during a bad day.
  41. Unshelved: Read library-themed comic strips on this blog.
  42. ACRLog: Check out this blog from the Association of College and Research Libraries.
  43. LISNews: The Librarian and Information Science News blog is updated multiple times a day.
  44. UoL Library Blog: The University of Leicester blogs about library things here.
  45. Library of Congress Blog: Read the Library of Congress blog for news and information about new exhibits, library issues and trends, LOC culture, historical figures, and more.
  46. ALA TechSource: Read about how the ALA is harnessing technology here.
  47. iLibrarian: Read iLibrarian for tech tools and tips you can use in your library.
  48. TeleRead: Bring the E-Books Home: Read this blog for “news and views on e-books, libraries, publishing” and more.
  49. Bilingual Librarian: This blogger has lots of great tips for reaching out to your patrons.
  50. Library Garden: Library Garden covers all types of librarians and libraries, including public, academic, YA, and more.
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