I’ve pulled the previous entries into one alphabetical list, with a few categories. Will be back later with more detailed discussion of what I’ve learned by doing this. And, as always, if you know of other librarian blogs, let me know and I’ll add them in!
Institutional Library Blogs / Professional Group Blogs
Appears to be the blog of the
Brit Lib Blogs Google Group
There’s a Google Group for British librarian bloggers! Unfortunately it looks to be pretty much unused at the moment.
CILIP has various blogs by either staff, or links to relevant blogs, available from the Communities section.
Varying levels of activity on these blogs – the PTEG blog has one post from November 2007, while Lyndsay’s CILIP Blog has been going has been going for almost a year, with at least one or two large postings every month.
Engineering Info @ Imperial College London Library
Regular posts of topical news and press releases from relevant Government departments for users of the Library.
English Library blog at the
Fade Library is the Library Service of
“Why is the library called the Fade Library?
As the North West Grey Literature Service we naturally ‘Fade to Grey’! Musical puns apart it stands for Frequently Accessing Documents that are Esoteric (if the musical pun wasn’t bad enough we suffer from librarians who like playing with words!)”
From the Chief Executive’s Desk
Regular, personal postings from CILIPS Chief Executive Bob McKie on library topics. This may be a personal viewpoint, but as it’s hosted by CILIP, I’ve placed it in the Institutional Blogs category.
A regularly updated site, giving info on events, new stock and other library news to users of the Galway Public Library service
Glasgow School of Art Library: Fine Art and Design News Updates
News for students of Glasgow School of Art, with postings about library services, print and electronic resources, and links to relevant news articles.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Library Land
A group blog for members of CILIP South East's Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sub Branch. Not updated since September 2007 and may be defunct.
Blog from the Library and Information teaching staff at the
Blog from the LIS Department of the
Who knew? The British Library blogs! Blog of Ian Infield, Manager of the BLs Business and IP Centre. IP / technology focused, with lots of nice, honest posts, with some useful BL info thrown into the mix.
Mental Health Update Blog
John Gale at Bethlem Library produces “easy to understand summaries of research articles, all the latest information from the Department of Health and news stories from specialist journals.” Multiple regular posts with good summaries of relevant research and news.
Open University Arts Library
Open University Maths and Computing Library
Open University Library News for Science
Multiple blogs from the Open University Library, catering to their dispersed users through regular blog posts on topic specific blogs, about library services, training, and online resources.
Perth College Library
Library news for users in
Perth College Library Webspots
A blog for the staff of Perth College Library, where they can share weblinks and information relating to CPD, initiatives and new resources.
“The SLA weblog contains news about the
The Information Services Library blog of the
A blog on library and information management issues for members of SINTO - the information partnership, a consortium of library and information services in
I’m not sure whether this counts as a blog, but as it incorporates many of those elements, I’ll put it in here with the institutional blogs. When launched, there was a blog section, but that appears to have disappeared now. The flake covers news of relevance to all sectors of Scottish libraries, and is a joint effort between Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS).
The blog of Amanda Quick, President of the CILIP Career Development Group. In her own words: “As President of the group from April - December 2008, I will be blogging myself hoarse.” Blog was started in late March 2008, and already there are lots of posts on a wide range of library related topics. Another one I’m unsure whether it’s personal, or CDG / CILIP linked, so I’ve put it in the Institutional category.
UCL Library Services blogs
Not one but 4 separate blogs from University College London – Anthropology, Communication, First Reading (currently on hold), and Library News for Artists. Each blog gives regular information on library and departmental news, relevant upcoming events, and new stock.
Updates from science subject librarians at the
Edited by Karen Blakeman, with regular posts on Web 2.0 topics. Mainly a bulletin board type of blog, with brief postings linking back to fuller source material.
What’s New On the CyberLibrary
Infrequent (2 to 3 monthly) posting on news relevant to public libraries and their users in the South West of England.
025.04: Michael’s blog – fighting library apathy, one Dewey Hundred at a time
Lots of posts on library issues (and an interesting recent visit to Bulgarian libraries!) by Michael, an E-Resources Librarian in
He also blogs as part of a group for Signpost Libraries Blog, “Signposting you to book and DVD reviews, and online resources for your community. Brought to you by Bolton and
The Batty Librarian
A blog from a
The joint blog of Jennifer Vass and Davina Gifford, law librarians for commercial firms in
Information Literacy meets Web 2.0
Blog of Peter Godwin, a librarian in
Blog of Scott Vine, Senior Information Officer with a
An Academic Information Assistant at the University of Wolverhampton, studying for a Masters in Information and Library Studies via Distance Learning, and focussing on technology developments, and enhancing academic library services.Regualr posting and commentary on library issues.
John Wright: research support librarian
John Wright blogs about life as a Research Support Librarian within the library service of the
The blog of the Learning Resources and Information Services Manager at
Blog of Neil Stewart, law librarian at a law school in central
New blog from a PhD research student at the
Infobunny in a law library, with regular postings on Web 2.0 topics, and weekly "Useful Tools" posts, listing web tools with a wide range of uses.
An Information Officer in
Making Another Library
A librarian in a South Yorkshire FE College, blogging his reads, reviewing them as he goes along, and musing on the thoughts that these books trigger.
Blog of Kara Jones, Research Publications Librarian at the
Also blogging institutionally at University of Bath Library: Science News
Blog of Meghan Jones, working in the legal sector in
Interesting behind the scenes look at Swansea Public Libraries, from the viewpoint of a staff member – the Central Library refurbishment looks fab! Hard to tell if it does have official approval, so I've put it here as a personal blog.
“Internet searching, web design, search engine developments and anything that will interest librarians!” Lots of posts on search engines, useful online tools, and anything else that may be of relevance to librarians.
The Running Librarian is the blog of James Mullan, Information Officer at a
Silversprite – the librarian at the end of the world
Prime contender for Most Remote UK Blogger, John Kirriemuir blogs about his business interests of digital libraries, digital gaming and online economics.
An academic librarian, working his way through a librarianship qualification, and musing on “Libraries, singing, comics, life”. Regular, often in depth posts on all the aforementioned subjects, but mainly on music and musicals!
Does exactly what it says on the tin – a blog with postings relating to teen or youth librarianship. Part of a larger site which is “the first website of its kind in the
My Library World
A blog recording the Chartership progress of a librarian in a Glasgow Further Education college, with discussions of staff visits, developments in the library service, and what constitutes good practice.
Musings of a Chartering Librarian
The blog of an Assistant Librarian in the Reader Services team in a
The blog of Katharine Widdows, Science Information Assistant at
Note – Some of these blogs didn't come up on my blog search, and are taken from the links in this previous post from Enquiring Minds.