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Public Library Blogs

Does anyone have any recommendations for blogs about public librarianship? I graduated with my MLS in May and am looking to stay engaged and current in the profession while I search for my first professional job.
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October 15 2011, 17:29:00 UTC 3 years ago

Not really a blog, but EarlyWord is awesome for keeping up with up-and-coming and popular books in pretty much all genres of fiction and nonfiction.

Programming Librarian is good for, well, programming.


October 18 2011, 01:09:26 UTC 3 years ago

Both of these look interesting, thanks!


October 16 2011, 00:10:03 UTC 3 years ago

I follow Public Libraries News which is excellent. It's UK-based but does fairly often feature news from other countries as well. Basically just lists of links to news articles, blog posts & so forth, updated daily.


October 18 2011, 01:13:01 UTC 3 years ago

What a great resource! Although reading about the plight of UK libraries makes me so sad.


October 18 2011, 19:54:45 UTC 3 years ago Edited:  October 18 2011, 19:56:34 UTC

Yeah, it's depressing. My local city council haven't yet announced their plans for the library service, I'm desperately hoping they're not going to follow the national trend.

Whereabouts do you live?

BTW you might also be interested in the Information Literacy Weblog? To quote the blog header, it has news & reports about IL from around the world.


October 19 2011, 21:14:59 UTC 3 years ago

I live in the United States, right now in Arkansas. I did live for six months in Devon on a student work visa and spent many, many happy hours in the Exeter Public Library.


October 16 2011, 04:38:36 UTC 3 years ago

And just for fun, http://awfullibrarybooks.net/.


October 18 2011, 01:15:11 UTC 3 years ago

Already a big fan. :) I think it was while I was catching up Awful Library Books recently that I realized that this is the only blog I read focused on public libraries and I maybe needed to expand my reading.


November 3 2011, 08:33:38 UTC 3 years ago

Very happy I found your site. Will note it and return for more info.