Library Blogs & Blogging Librarians

betty bloggerCheck out this link to the “Blogging Librarian’s Wiki.” It has 7 different categories of libraries — each category contains a number of links to different library blog sites. See what other libraries are doing with their blogs — what do you think KRL might do?

This is a link to another blog — Dr. Web’s Domain, which has a list of the 25 most visited blogs written by librarians.

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Finally, here are a few additional blogs we recommend:

  • Learning 2.1 — by Helene Blowers. The next generation of Learning 2.0. Helene continues where PLCMC left off at the end of Learning 2.0. New tools and things to explore.
  • Tame the Web — by Michael Stephens. Michael writes, speaks and publishes extensively on library-related technology issues. He is the author of “Web 2.0 for Libraries: Best Practices for Social Software. Library Technology Reports, American Library Association, July/August 2006″, which provides a great overview of many of the tools we will be exploring. You also might want to check out his thoughts on what a Librarian 2.0 is and does, on the OCLC newsletter.
  • Library Bytes — Helene Blowers’ other blog on libraries and technology
  • Stephen’s Lighthouse — a blog by Stephen Abram, Vice-President of Innovation at Sirsi-Dynix

Local libraries that are using Web 2.0 tools to interact with patrons:

  • Pierce County Library — they use blogs to highlight different areas of their catalog and podcasts for book reviews and more. Look for these under their link to “Services”
  • King County Library — this is the blog to KCLS’s “27 Things”
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