I did a search on Google Blogs, just using the words “
I learned a few things in the process.
- Lots of blogs post occasionally about librarians, without necessarily being written by librarians.
- If a blogger doesn't fill out their location information, it can be quite hard to work out where they're based without having to read a few posts and look for cultural references.
UK” also means ” (See?). "Universityof Kentucky
- There are quite a few interesting English language library bloggers, but they're not on this list 'cos they ain't in the UK.
- There really doesn’t seem to be many
library bloggers! UK
It's not an exhaustive list, but here, in no particular order, are the blogs I DID find, with a (very quick and dirty) synopsis of what they seem to be about. I only spent 3 or 4 minutes each in general on skimming through these blogs, so if I’ve got anything about them wrong, sorry, but this is on my free time, which is short!
Institutional or Group Blogs
Blog from the Library and Information teaching staff at the
Blog from the LIS Department of the
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.
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.
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!)”
Appears to be the blog of the
English Library blog at the
“The SLA weblog contains news about the
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).
These didn't come up on my blog search, and are taken from the links in this previous post from Enquiring Minds.
The Information Services Library blog of the
A regularly updated site, giving info on events, new stock and other library news to users of the Galway Public Library service
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
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!
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.
The blog of Katharine Widdows, Science Information Assistant at
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.
New blog from a PhD research student at the
And another one from from Enquiring Minds.
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.
There - I hope that helps some people in some way!