VLA NMRT’s Favorite Blogs, Twitter Accounts, and Resources

VLA NMRT has compiled a list of favorite LIS bloggers and tweeters.  We would like to give a special THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed to the list. If there’s a blogger, a tweeter, or another great resource that you know about that we haven’t included here, feel free to comment on the post or send any of the editors an email or a tweet.

Tips for finding other library workers online:

If you’re using Twitter, the site often displays a list of suggested users based on the users you follow and other factors. Many libraryland bloggers also post to Twitter.

If you’re on the hunt for more blogs to read, most bloggers will link to other blogs that they read or find useful.

FriendFeed is another tool that you can use to find or share content about libraries.

Happy reading!

Twitter accounts: Individual
@AnnieSeiler (Annie Seiler)
@libscenester (Erin Dorney)
@Nancy_Pearl (Nancy Pearl)
@tiffanybrandlib (Tiffany Brand)
@wawoodworth (Andy Woodworth)

Twitter accounts: Library Organizations
@acrlulstech (ACRL/ULS Technology in University Libraries Committee)
@ALA_TechSource (ALA Tech Source)
@hacklibschool (Hack Library School)
@librarycongress (Library of Congress)
@LibraryJournal (Library Journal)
@needalibraryjob (I Need a Library Job)
@nprbooks (NPR Books)
@nypl (New York Public Library)
@resourceshelf (Resource Shelf)

Library blogs: General
A Librarian’s Guide to Etiquette
Designing Better Libraries
In the Library with the Leadpipe
Librarian by Day
The ‘M’ Word–Marketing Libraries

Library blogs: Academic
Academic Librarian
Agnostic, Maybe
Attempting Elegance
Cataloging Futures
Free Range Librarian
Information Tyrannosaur
Information Wants to be Free
A Library Writer’s Blog
Mr. Library Dude
Musing about librarianship
Pegasus Librarian
Sense and Reference
Spurious Stuples
The Kept Up Academic Librarian
The Ubiquitous Librarian
Users Lib

Library blogs: Public
Librarian in Black
New York Public Library Labs
Screwy Decimal

Library blogs: Special
The Krafty Librarian
Reference Point

Library blogs: Technology
A List Apart
danah boyd–Aphenia
David Lee King
No Shelf Required
NPR Topics: Digital Culture
New York Times: Bits
Phil Bradley’s weblog
Tame the Web
The Chronicle: Wired Campus Blog
The Ux Booth

Library blogs: Jobs/Job Advice
Ask A Manager  (Alison Green is not a librarian, but her blog provides highly useful advice for job hunting and dealing with all kinds of work issues.)
Library Jobline Postings

Library Podcasts
Adventures in Library Instruction
T is for Training

Other Sites of Interest
Google Scholar Blog (Just as it says, it’s the official blog for Google Scholar.)
Llyfrgellydd (“It’s Welsh for Librarian.” A former academic librarian, Laura Harris now works for Springshare and blogs about library-related issues.)


About Monique C.

My library-related interests includes special collections, rare books, and reference. Over the last few years, I’ve developed an interest in using technology to enhance library services. My academic interests include 18th century history and literature, particularly, British, American, and French history. Outside of libraries and academia, I can be found indulging in tea, good books, good movies, and spending time with friends. I have a fat grey cat who keeps me company. Any opinions are my own and not those of my employer.
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4 Responses to VLA NMRT’s Favorite Blogs, Twitter Accounts, and Resources

  1. laurawgariepy says:

    Another great feed to follow on Twitter is @acrlulstech. This is the feed for ACRL’s Technology in University Libraries Committee, which is part of the University Libraries Section. Thanks for this great list!

  2. Monique C. says:

    @laurawgariepy Thanks for your suggestion! The ACRL/ULS Twitter has been added. I’m glad that you enjoy the list. 🙂

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  4. Hey there it was a pleasure visting your blog.

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