Neverending Search is the 2011 winner of the Commercial Library Blog Award.
Professional blogs written for profit and/or tied to a trade publication, book publisher, or library vendor. Their purpose is to promote the interests of the organization that supports them.
Blogs listed with a include 2010 and 2011 finalists and winners.
A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy
One woman's discourse on books, movies, and TV shows with an emphasis on books for children and teens. School Library Journal web site.
ALA TechSource is a unit of the publishing department of the American Library Association. It publishes Library Technology Reports, Smart Libraries Newsletter (formerly Library Systems Newsletter), and this blog.
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is a network of more than 4200 children's and youth librarians and children's literature experts committed to exemplary library service to children and all those who work with them.
This annoyed librarian goes for a walk on the library wild side and takes you along with her. She has no other interest than to bring her wit and wisdom to the huddled librarian masses yearning to breathe free. Library Journal web site.
Mary-a teacher, librarian, and audiobook addict-writes about listening, learning, and the joy of headsets. Booklist web site.
Book Group Buzz
Book group tips, reading lists, and lively talk of literary news from the experts at Booklist Online.
Cindy Dobrez & Lynn Rutan
Cindy and Lynn-middle-school librarians and longtime Booklist reviewers-prove that two heads are better than one when it comes to discussing YA and children's books.
On writers against racism. Amy is Director of Diversity and Educational Technology at The Hewitt School in NYC and is responsible for integrating technological resources into staff and students day to day programs. School Library Journal web site.
Alison tackles library marketing from every angle. She has directed marketing communications for Columbus Metropolitan Library for four years. Library Journal web site.
Commentary on literary criticism, publishing, writing, and all things National Book Critic Circle-related. Written by independent members of the NBCC Board of Directors.
On the issues, techniques, and opportunities for libraries dealing with the transition from print to an ongoing hybrid environment of print and digital. Roy is Senior Program Officer for OCLC Research. Library Journal web site.
A blog and web site on a mission to give libraries the earliest information possible on the books their customers will be looking for, so they can stay ahead of demand.
All about electronic resources aimed at and used by library researchers and library staff. It includes many free trials that give front-line librarians the opportunity to try out resources freely, without having to get an institutional trial. Library Journal web site.
Fuse #8 Production
Reviews and more by a New York Public Library system children's librarian. School Library Journal web site.
Games, Gamers & Gaming
A freelance game illustrator, scenario designer, and game developer who was inducted into the Academy of Gaming Arts and Design's Hall of Fame in 1996 tackles gaming in libraries. Library Journal web site.
Good Comics for Kids
Just what the name says: reviews of good comics and manga for kids and YA collections. School Library Journal web site.
Libraries and Librarians
News about libraries and librarians, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
Library Love Fest
HarperCollins' library marketing department promotes its seasonal lists while celebrating books, reading, and libraries.
Keir Graff and editors from Booklist's adult and youth departments write candidly about books, book reviewing, and the publishing industry.
Teacher-librarian at Springfield Township High School blogs about technology and more at School Library Journal.
A home for everyone who cares about K-12 nonfiction. A place to bring some of the issues of the surrounding adult academic world to the attention of those more focused on young readers. School Library Journal web site.
A gadgets, technology, and tips-and-tricks blog for libraries and higher education. It tends toward the use of multimedia, incorporating audio and video to a large degree. American Libraries magazine web site.
Points of Reference
Mary Ellen Quinn and a team of front-line experts write about reference sources and trends in reference publishing and services. Booklist web site.
School library information specialist at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Nashville promotes practical advocacy and participatory culture for school libraries. Reviews included. School Library Journal web site.
The Horn Book editor-in-chief (since 1996) rants and raves.
Rebecca Vnuk & Karen Kleckner
Aiming to inspire Reader's Advisory librarians to make the most of what they have and be on the lookout for what's hot in Libraryland, in the media, or on the publishing horizon. Library Journal web site.
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