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Library Bloggers/Podcasters (and some friends)

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A select list of my favorite library bloggers. See my separate list of school library bloggers here:

LITA Blog. LISNews: | Scandalous Since 1999. The Scholarly Kitchen: What's Hot and Cooking in Scholarly Publishing. ACRLog | Blogging by and for academic and research librarians. ACRL Insider – News and information from the Association of College & Research Libraries.

ALSC Blog. In my June blog, I talked about a summer drop-in program pilot occurring in my library, including the successes and the challenges. Since that article, we have had several more popular and overwhelming programs, including one in which 75 people (!!) Came to have Messy Science fun…including slime making. As you might imagine, this was more than a bit overwhelming, and more than a little pricey. We went though 4 gallons of slime. I had NO idea we’d get so many people, and luckily, I tend to overbuy and had enough. I joke that it’s the same impulse my Italian family has to ensure 3 times the amount of needed food is available at every family get-together.

However, what I wanted to talk about was a comment I fielded the next day when a customer overheard staff talking about the huge turnout—why do libraries bother with slime programs? Every summer I get multiple reference questions about audio books for family road trips. July is National Ice Cream Month! YALSAblog | The official blog of the Young Adult Library Services Association. Greetings, YALSA members and interested parties!

The first month of the journey of this year’s presidential theme, Striving for Equity Using YALSA’s Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff is nearly over, and soon we will be looking at equity issues through the lens of each of the ten competencies. But before we move into August, I want to express appreciation to the many members and others who recently have taken the time to talk to me about what YALSA means to them, how YALSA could help them in their day job, and how fulfilling working with teens can be.

All of this makes me full of gratitude. So before we move into the month-by-month examination of the theme, I decided to explore how in this time of inequity, outrage, and discord, gratitude can help break through the negativity and show us the path to achieving our goals. Diana Butler Bass writes about this subject in her book Grateful (HarperOne, ISBN: 9780062659477, 2018). RUSA News – The Official News of the ALA's Reference and User Services Association. Each webinar registration is $45 for RUSA members; $50 for ALA members; $65 for non-ALA members; $25 for student members and retired ALA members. Register now. “Is there an app for that? Finding primary sources in an app environment” takes place on Wednesday, November 30.

Join the discussion on apps and mobile technologies in the library literature, app evaluation criteria, some of the best apps for history sources and application techniques to using apps during the reference interview and in instructional settings. “Step away from the reference desk: practical tips for implementing and integrated research support model for library liaisons” will be held on Thursday, December 1. “Recollection Development: Using cognitive mapping to understand library user needs” will take place on Tuesday, December 6. Learn about “Trends in business education and their impacts on business reference and services” on Thursday, February 9. Have questions about RUSA’s online learning? Knowledge Quest | AASL. ACRLog – Blogging by and for academic and research librarians. Policy & Purpose - Intellectual Freedom Blog. The Intellectual Freedom Blog’s purpose is to educate and encourage discussions about intellectual freedom principles, and promote the value of libraries, librarians, and professional membership in the American Library Association.

The blog is managed and edited by staff of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) for use within the library profession and the public to raise awareness of time-sensitive news, issues in the field, upcoming events, helpful resources, and the work of members that is related to intellectual freedom, professional ethics, or the mission of the Office for Intellectual Freedom. The Intellectual Freedom Blog publishes original material by writers, which include: Bloggers – Bloggers are regularly scheduled writers who have applied for the position and been accepted to write for the Intellectual Freedom Blog for a commitment of at least one year. OIF staff will work with writers to develop content and topics. Library of the Future Blog | Tools, Publications & Resources. News & Opinion. The Librarian Parlor – Building a community of researchers. Library Link of the Day.

Today's Link for August 3, 2019:For academics, what matters more: journal prestige or readership? [Science] What is this? The Library Link of the Day provides you a daily link for keeping up to date with the library profession. Destinations include the latest library news, good reads on the web, and other valuable resources that a library knowledge worker should know about. Who is it for? If you already read ten library-related weblogs, subscribe to twenty discussion groups, and scan another thirty or so news sites, this service may not be for you.

Can I get the link delivered? You can sign up to receive the daily link via e-mail. An RSS feed is also available. Where are the older links? The crack of a bullwhip is a small sonic boom. In the Library with the Lead Pipe – An open access, peer reviewed journal. JUSTIN THE LIBRARIAN. In the Library with the Lead Pipe – An open access, peer reviewed journal. Info-mational – a sometimes blog about mostly libraries (char booth) Library Leadership Podcast | strategic insight for today's library leaders. Blawg Directory.

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Law Librarian Blog – Thinking Out Loud in the Blogosphere. Information Wants To Be Free (Meredith Farkas) No Shelf Required: Digital books and digital content (in all incarnations) and ways in which they transform the world. The Distant Librarian. Library Tech Talk - Digital Tools for Librarians. Planet Cataloging. Krafty Librarian – Things of interest to a medical librarian. Teen Librarian Toolbox — @TLT16 Pprofessional development for teen librarians. The Shifted Librarian (Jenny Levine) Joho the Blog (David Weinberger) Back when I was a lad, we experienced the absurdity of life by watching as ordinary things in the world shed their meanings the way the Nazi who opens the chest in Raiders of the Lost Ark loses his skin: it just melts away. In this experience of meaninglessness, though, what’s revealed is not some other layer beneath the surface, but the fact that all meaning is just something we make up and project over things that are indifferent to whatever we care to drape over them.

If you don’t happen to have a holy ark handy, you can experience this meaninglessness writ small by saying the word “ketchup” over and over until it becomes not a word but a sound. The magazine “Forbes” also works well for this exercise. Or, if you are a Nobel Prize winning writer and surprisingly consistently wrong philosopher like Jean Paul Sartre, perhaps a chestnut tree will reveal itself to you as utterly alien and resistant to the meaning we keep trying to throw on to it.

That’s a big difference. New Stephen's Lighthouse (Stephen Abram) Today in librarian tabs (Jessamyn West) Musings about librarianship. Mr. Library Dude – Academic librarian with 15+ years of experience. Passionate about lifelong learning and student success. Interested in user experience and organizational leadership. For me, being a librarian has never been about the books–it's about th.

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Awful Library Books - Hoarding is not collection developmentAwful Library Books. From the Bell Tower. The Blah, Blah, Blah Blog. Tame The Web (Michael Stephens) Lipstick Librarian: She's Bold! She's Sassy! She's Helpful! Walt at Random (Walt Crawford) David Lee King - Social web, emerging trends, and libraries (Topeka and Shawnee Public Library) Hls – …how would you Hack Library School?

Library Link of the Day. Library Link of the Day Today's Link for March 29, 2018:Orange City library to change how materials are grouped after complaints on LGBTQ content [Des Moines Register] What is this? The Library Link of the Day provides you a daily link for keeping up to date with the library profession. Destinations include the latest library news, good reads on the web, and other valuable resources that a library knowledge worker should know about. The link is presented without commentary. Who is it for? If you already read ten library-related weblogs, subscribe to twenty discussion groups, and scan another thirty or so news sites, this service may not be for you.

Can I get the link delivered? You can sign up to receive the daily link via e-mail. Name (Optional): E-mail: An RSS feed is also available. Where are the older links? This service is run by John Hubbard (write to me). The wingspan of a Boeing 747 jet is longer than the Wright Brothers’ first flight. K.G. Schneider's blog on librarianship, writing, and everything else. Librarian.net: putting the rarin back in librarian since 1999 (Jessamyn West) Boing Boing - A Directory of Mostly Wonderful Things (Cory Doctorow)

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Library of Congress Blog. This post is based on an article from the November–December 2016 issue of LCM, the Library of Congress Magazine. Carleton Watkins captured this view of Yosemite’s Mirror Lake while most of the country was engaged in the Civil War. National parks are among the nation’s most cherished natural resources. The National Park Service, a bureau of the U.S.

Department of Interior, was created by an act of Congress. On August 25, 1916—101 years ago today—President Woodrow Wilson signed the act into law. A century after its founding, the National Park Service overseas more than 400 sites, in every U.S. state and territory. One of these sites is California’s Yosemite National Park. Subsequent efforts by landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted and naturalist John Muir resulted in Yosemite becoming a national park in 1890—decades before the establishment of the National Park Service. Closed Stacks. LIBRARIANSHIP STUDIES & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. The Travelin' Librarian - "You Two! We're at the end of the universe, eh. Right at the edge of knowledge itself. And you're busy... blogging!" — The Doctor, Utopia. Library Journal. American Libraries: The Scoop. Library Journal INFOdocket — Information Industry News from Gary Price. LISNews: | Scandalous Since 1999. Library Journal INFOdocket — Information Industry News from Gary Price.

Librarian to Librarian (Brodart) Library Connect: A Global Program from Elsevier for Academic, Medical, Corporate and Government Librarians. The Credo Blog - Referencing the Library World's Hottest Topics | First Year Experience.