We've found new blogs (at least they are new to us:

Newly Discovered Blogs

Active blogs addressing issues that are important to libraries, librarians, students and patrons:

General Interest Blogs
Academic Library Blogs
Public Library Blogs
School Library Blogs
Quirky Library Blogs
Local Library Blogs
Commercial Library Blogs

Drumroll please:

The 2011 Award Winners
The 2010 Award Winners

Mirela Roncevic Our 2011 Judges are a mighty impressive group, volunteers and hard-working, too. Their insight and experience added a great deal to the process of selecting winners from among the nominees. To read a bit about each, click the judges

Swiss Army Librarian is the 2011 winner of the Public Library Blog Award.

The following blogs were nominated for the 2011 Library Blog Awards (the winners are listed in bold):

General: Blogs providing broad discussions of library topics and trends, including reviews of books and products.

Librarian in Black
In the Library with the Lead Pipe
Books on the Knob
Library Juice
Read This!

Academic: Blogs targeting academic librarians and academic institutions

Preservation Underground
Here and There
Information Tyrannosaur
The Waki Librarian

Public: Blogs addressing the challenges and triumphs of public librarianship

Swiss Army Librarian
Librarian by Day
The Cataloguing Librarian
Thoughts from a Well-Rounded

School: Blogs covering topics relevant to school libraries and K-12 education

The Unquiet Librarian
The Blue Skunk Blog
K-M The Librarian
Shelf Consumed
Ms. Yingling Reads

Local: Institution-specific blogs promoting the interests of a public, academic, or school library

This Day in Athens
Shelf Talk
NYIT Library Channel
Cecil County Public Library
ICARUS: Santa Fe Public Library

Commercial: Professional blogs written for profit, generally tied to a trade publication

Neverending Search
Book Group Buzz
Library Love Fest
Annoyed Librarian

Newcomer: Blogs by next-gen librarians who have only recently started blogging

Library Renewal
Hack Library School
Eliterate Librarian
Joeyanne Libraryanne

Quirky: Character-driven blogs covering an array of library topics that defy categorization

The Daring Librarian
Eva's Book Addiction
All These Birds with Teeth
A Librarian's Guide
   to Etiquette

Abby the Librarian

  • Google+Google+
  • Share
  • EmailEmail
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.

Agnostic, Maybe
Andy Woodworth
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.

Analog Divide
Toby Greenwalt
A blog devoted to examining the intersection of online technology with traditional library services.

Analog Divide
Toby Greenwalt
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
Jessica Zellers
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
Laurel Tarulli
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
Chris Freeman
Libraries, management, and technology.

Connecting Librarian
Michelle McLean
Connecting new ideas and technologies with library service, this blog is also about a Melbourne's librarian's professional development.

Curious Kind
Peter Bromberg
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
Erika Earp
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
Jeff Scott
Deputy County Librarian for Tulare County Library system discusses all things libraries, managements, and technology.

Holly Hibner Blog
Holly Hibner
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].

Eileen O'Shea
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
Leah White
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
Bobbi Newman
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 .

Librarians Matter
Kathryn Greenhill
Musing, enthusing, libraries, emerging technologies, and balancing being mum and Associate Lecturer in Information Studies at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia.

Library Alchemy
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.

Library Garden
An ongoing conversation among librarians with differing perspectives but one shared goal: ensuring the health and relevance of libraries.

Library Gremlin Talks Shop
Elaine McGrew
About literacy, loving libraries, and learning about the profession while keeping a healthy sense of humor.

Library Speak
Gordon Yusko

Library Webhead
Sharon Clapp
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 Sheehan
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.

Miss Information
The desperate life of a tormented public library clerk. Blogs posted by Miss Information, Mister Information, and Another Blogger.

New Cybrary
Terry Dawson
Reflections of a public librarian: librarianship, technology, and whatever.

Notes of a Binge Thinker
Adam Wright
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."

Only connect
Otawa public librarian muses about libraries, books, 2.0-ishness, and more.

Open Stacks
Greg Schwartz
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 Deschamps
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.

Pagan Librarian
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.

PLA Blog
Official blog of the Public Library Association.

Practical Librarian
Mary Kelly
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].

Programming Librarian
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.

Rambling Librarian
Ivan Chew
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.

Remaining Relevant
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.

Ryan Livergood
Ryan Livergood
Assistant Director of the Dover Town Library in Dover, MA, discusses leadership, mobile technology, and common sense librarianship for the 21st century.

Shelf Check
Emily Lloyd
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.

Super Librarian
Wendy Crutcher
Personal ramblings of a collection development librarian about romance novels, sports, and her life as a Midwestern refugee in southern California.

Swiss Army Librarian
Brian Herzog
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
Kathy Petlewski
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.

Union Librarian
Kathleen de la Peña McCook
News about librarian union activity. News about unions for librarians supporting workers. A project of the Progressive Librarians Guild.

Will Unwound
William Manley
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.

SALEM PRESS, a division of EBSCO Publishing. © Salem Press, All Rights Reserved.
Offices: 10 Estes Street · Ipswich · MA 01938
Terms of Use Privacy Statement Site Index Contact Salem