Swiss Army Librarian is the 2011 winner of the Public Library Blog Award.
Blogs addressing the challenges and triumphs of public librarianship. Issues discussed include, but are not limited to, Reader's Advisory in public libraries, community outreach, new and emerging technologies, reference services, lifelong learning, literacy and transliteracy, customer service, professional development, program promotion, etc.
Blogs listed with a include 2010 and 2011 finalists and winners.
One man's journey's through librarianship and life. Always questioning and looking to move the field of library science forward through this information revolution, Andy writes with a passion for librarianship and examines its role in the community.
A blog devoted to examining the intersection of online technology with traditional library services.
A blog by a public librarian who examines the intersection of online technology with traditional library services. The term "analog divide" is a play on the "digital divide," which addresses the gaps in physical technology existing between one group of people and another.
Blog About Libraries
Aggregated content from a range of sources, including newspapers, newswires, and web sites, all addressing the most pressing issues surrounding libraries and librarianship in the United States.
Blogging for a Good Book
A demonstration that the reviewing process can be used beyond collection development and readers' service; it can also serve as a conduit for deepening staff involvement, reaching new users, and facilitating discussions between library staff and users.
Cataloguing Librarian, The
An exploration by Collections an Access Librarian at Halifax Public Libraries of the reality of being a cataloguing librarian in a public library institution.
Civil Librarian, The
Libraries, management, and technology.
Connecting new ideas and technologies with library service, this blog is also about a Melbourne's librarian's professional development.
The Assistant Director at the Princeton Public Library, NJ, is a simple librarian trying to make it in this crazy world. He enjoys speaking and presenting on a variety of topics, and providing formal and informal coaching.
David Lee King
David Lee King
David creates, writes, thinks, and speaks about library web sites and emerging digital technology. This site reflects those topics.
Erika the Badass Librarian
A place where a North Carolina librarian shares book reviews and anecdotes about library work and life for friends, family, and random strangers who happen upon the site.
Gather No Dust
Deputy County Librarian for Tulare County Library system discusses all things libraries, managements, and technology.
Holly Hibner Blog
Holly is a public librarian in Michigan. Her interests are Reader's Advisory, roaming reference, technology, collection quality, and bibliographic instruction. She is also the co-creator of the Awful Library Books blog [in the Quirky category].
Information about a wide variety of topics relating to training and technology of interest to California libraries. It also is a publishing forum for original content podcasts that keeps librarians informed on training and technology opportunities.
La de da
A blog just about everything, commonly about library-related things or people who Leah the Librarian (from Chicago) thinks are completely idiotic. "It's fun."
Librarian by Day
Dedicated to helping libraries find their place in the digital age, this blog covers a wide range of topics with a focus on digital and technology-based services, the digital divide, transliteracy, and the role of libraries in equal access and opportunity for all .
Musing, enthusing, libraries, emerging technologies, and balancing being mum and Associate Lecturer in Information Studies at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia.
Leigh Anne Vrabel
An attempt to knit the various threads of library service into a unified, philosophical whole. By turns humorous, ponderous, and scandalous, but always rooted in the sincere desire to bring comfort and an occasional laugh to library professionals.
An ongoing conversation among librarians with differing perspectives but one shared goal: ensuring the health and relevance of libraries.
Library Gremlin Talks Shop
About literacy, loving libraries, and learning about the profession while keeping a healthy sense of humor.
A blog of a librarian focusing on web technologies. Sharon talks about the work she is doing with her library's web site while highlighting some of the latest trends in web development and libraries.
Loose Canon Librarian
Kate is Open Source Implementation Coordinator for Bibliomation, a consortium of public and school libraries in Connecticut. She has also been the Coordinator of Knowledge and Learning Services at Darien Library and the Coordinator of Library Automation at Danbury Public Library.
Love the Liberry
A collection of vignettes about the Reference Desk in a public library. Written by librarian Amy and her colleagues Marian and Michael.
The desperate life of a tormented public library clerk. Blogs posted by Miss Information, Mister Information, and Another Blogger.
Reflections of a public librarian: librarianship, technology, and whatever.
Notes of a Binge Thinker
North Texas Library Partners Executive Director is a thinker on all topics dealing with libraries. His staff once made a sign for him on bosses' day that labeled him as a "binge thinker."
Otawa public librarian muses about libraries, books, 2.0-ishness, and more.
Greg is a Library Systems Manager for the Louisville Free Public Library, "which is to say he handles day-to-day IT operations." His primary professional focus is a weekly interactive live Internet audio program called Uncontrolled Vocabulary.
Other Librarian, The
Ryan is e-Learning Manager at the Halifax Public Libraries in Nova Scotia, Canada. He explores topics related to technology, ethics, public service, and education.
Jessica L. Enget
About books and libraries from a Pagan perspective. Jessica is driven by a passion for education and helping people find the tools and learn the skills they need to make more informed decisions to improve their life.
Official blog of the Public Library Association.
With over 10 years of experience in public library service, Mary has been involved in everything from collection development, budgets, and reference. She is also the co-creator of the Awful Library Books blog [in the Quirky category].
An online center for all things related to presenting cultural programs for all types of libraries. Provided are grant announcements, short pieces on specific topics written by guest bloggers, and other timely information.
A rambling collection of alphabets that form some semblance of coherent words that are library-related. By a librarian from Singapore.
Real Public Librarian, The
Random thoughts and reflections of a public library manager in regional Queensland, Australia.
Lichen J. Rancourt
One woman's blog about books, libraries, and librarians. She is the Head of Technology at the Manchester City Library, a contributor of Scriblio, and a proud librarian in her mother's footsteps.
Retiring Guy's Digest
Paul Everett Nelson
Nothing more than a carefully considered hodgepodge of library and library-related news (the latter being something of a stretch at time), with an emphasis on what's happening in the blogger's home state of Wisconsin.
Assistant Director of the Dover Town Library in Dover, MA, discusses leadership, mobile technology, and common sense librarianship for the 21st century.
A blog in comic strip form that comments on breaking and perennial library issues and seeks to engage, challenge, and inform. It's pro-library-staff and pro-library-patron and tries not to make jokes at either's expense.
Strange Librarian, The
Julie is Statewide Coordinator for Maryland AskUsNow!, the state’s virtual reference service. Her focus is customer service, reference, and technology, but, as stated on the site, this is her blog and she can go off-topic if she wants to. And she will.
Personal ramblings of a collection development librarian about romance novels, sports, and her life as a Midwestern refugee in southern California.
Swiss Army Librarian
Although he may focus on the intersection of technology and customer service, daily life in a public library always involves print resources, quirky patrons, and the struggle to balance intellectual freedom and intellectual property.
Thoughts from a Well-Rounded Librarian
Observations and daily experiences of a baby-boomer, Colonial-American-History-degreed librarian who started as a children's librarian and was thrust into the job of Electronic Resources Librarian/Webmaster with no formal training. This is how she's handling it.
Kathleen de la Peña McCook
News about librarian union activity. News about unions for librarians supporting workers. A project of the Progressive Librarians Guild.
This blog is intended as a place where librarians can go to have fun either by reading the daily posts, commenting on the daily posts, or reading the comments. Intended to make the life of a librarian a little easier. By the author of nine books on the lighter side of librarianship.
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