LIS Blogs To Follow – Edition 3

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See also: Edition 1, and Edition 2.

As some of you may know, we were nominated for and won, one of the Salem Press Best Library Blogs awards this year. We are so proud of this honor, and excited to continue to be a resource of good information for current and future LIS students. On that note – It just so turned out that Salem Press also compiled several massive lists of library blogs, grouped by category. Being the hackers that we are, we took to the Twitters and crowdsourced the compilation of RSS feeds for said lists of blogs.

Click to see how we did it!

Thanks to the help of friends and folks with some free time, below you will find prepared ‘bundles’ of RSS feeds for just about every current library blog you’d ever want to read.

Click, subscribe in your favorite feed reader, and enjoy. This is a great way to get caught up, and stay up to date, with the happenings around libraryland.

PUSH HERE for a bundle of 117 General Interest Library Blogs.

PUSH HERE for a bundle of 39 Public Library Blogs.

PUSH HERE for a bundle of 61 Academic Library Blogs.

PUSH HERE for a bundle of 26 Quirky Library Blogs.

and for good measure…

PUSH HERE for a bundle of the Library Journal 2011 Movers and Shakers’ blogs.

Sadly, there were 3 sections listed on the Salem Press site that got little to no attention in our crowdsourcing effort. School Library Blogs, Local Library Blogs, and Commercial Library Blogs were left out. And what about Archives and Museum-focused blogs? Please, if you have the time, grab the RSS feeds for some of these remaining blogs, and add them to the Google Doc linked here. These blogs can be an incredible source of information, and sharing them can make us all the more informed as colleagues.

A huge thank you to Dave McMullin, Nicole Fonsh, Nena SchvaneveldtElizabeth Reynolds and Dan Rude for working so diligently on this project. And if you helped out and didn’t sign your name in the guest book… THANK YOU TOO!

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6 replies

  1. Since there were no categories for Archives and Museum blogs at the Salem Press, would it work to collect some the the feeds independently from that list and include them?


  2. Maria – Absolutely! I have not seen any good or comprehensive lists of museum/archives blogs anywhere, so if you and other have the time to start collecting them, it’d be really great.


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