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Blogs About Libraries

There are a lot of library blogs out there. The ones listed below are just a selection to get you started!

SCPL Blog – The library’s teen blog. Read it and make Amy happy!

Personal Library Blogs – Blog of Bobbi Newman, Digital Branch Manager at Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System – Blog of David Lee King, Digital Branch & Services Manager at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library – Blog of Brian Herzog, a reference librarian at a public library in Massachusetts – Blog of Dr. Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University

Blogs Sponsored by the American Library Association – American Library Association blog for librarian geeks and technology innovators. – The official blog of the Public Library Association – Programming ideas from the American Library Association Public Programs Office – The official blog of the Young Adult Library Services Association

General Library Blogs – “Environmentally friendly practices for libraries and beyond!” – Aims “to provide information, news and ideas that librarians can use to design a great library user experience for their communities.” – Librarians with different perspectives coming together to “ensure the health and relevance of libraries.” (good stuff!) – “Marketing ideas for nonprofits and libraries.”

Blogs About Books – “Keir Graff and editors from Booklist’s adult and youth departments write candidly about books, book reviewing, and the publishing industry.” – “Mary Burkey, a teacher, librarian, and audiobook addict, writes about listening, learning, and the joy of headsets.” – “Middle-school librarians Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan prove that two heads are better than one when it comes to discussing YA and children’s books.” – “Mary Ellen Quinn and a team of front-line experts write about reference sources and trends in reference publishing and services.” – “Book group tips, reading lists, & lively talk of literary news from the experts at Booklist Online.” – Gives libraries the earliest look at the books patrons will be looking for. – “Quarterlife Lit for the TwentySomething set” – The blog of HarperCollins’ Library Marketing Department – “Breaking news, readers’ advisory, recommendations, and more” from Random House

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