LIBRARYLAND’S BEST: Blogs, Podcasts & News Sites

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LIBRARYLAND’S BEST: Blogs, Podcasts & News Sites 2017-12-02T19:47:38+00:00


American Libraries Links – Library news links gathered by the flagship magazine of the American Library Association.

Annoyed Librarian – Anonymous, funny, sharp, opinionated blog dissecting libraries and librarianship, now a regular column carried by Library Journal.

INFOdocket – Library Journal – INFOdocket, the “Latest Information Industry News and Resources,” is compiled and edited by Gary Price and Shirl Kennedy.

The Digital Reader – Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader since January 2010, covering ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing.

ResearchBuzz: Firehose – Creator and editor Tara Calishain posts items from ResearchBuzz in individually-tagged and categorized posts. Calishain hopes to, “to connect every resource I find with someone who can use it.”

Public Libraries Online – Feed from the companion website to the bi-monthly print publication, Public Libraries,” the official magazine of the Public Library Association

Book Pulse – Daily posts from Library Journal,”designed to help collection development and readers’ advisory librarians navigate the never-ending wave of new books and book news.”

Stephen’s Lighthouse – “Illuminating library industry trends, innovation and information.” Strategies for direction, marketing, technology and user alignment by librarian Stephen Abram, executive director of the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries.

LISNews – A collaborative weblog developed in 1999 by Blake Carver, “devoted to current events and news in the world of Library and Information Science. A dedicated team of international bloggers scour the World Wide Web to find stories they find interesting.”

Publishers Weekly – This Week in Libraries – Roundup of the week’s library news from around the nation collected by Publisher’s Weekly.

Hack Library School Weekly Spotlight – A collaborative project founded on the principle of students taking the future of librarianship into their own hands. “Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful.”

On Firmer Ground – Online forum by editors Andrea K. Guldalian and Julie M. Jones for “Elevating the value of Private Law Librarians & Information Professionals.” Administered by the American Association of Law Libraries.

Privacy News and Views – Roundup of the latest news on government surveillance, data privacy and security issues, and digital inequality, from the Choose Privacy Week website of the American Library Association.

Next OCLC Blog – “Provides insight and information about the work being done by and for libraries all over the world.”

Ned Potter’s Blog – An academic liaison librarian at the University of York in England writes about communication, marketing libraries, useful technologies and presentation skills. 

In the Library with a Lead Pipe – An open access, open peer reviewed journal founded and run by an international team of librarians working in various types of libraries.

David Lee King – David Lee King is the Digital Services Director at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, where he plans, implements, and experiments with emerging technology trends.

Free Range Librarian – K.G. Schneider’s blog on “librarianship, writing, and everything else.” She is the Dean of the Library at Sonoma State University in California.

Walt at Random – “The library voice of the radical middle.” Crawford is the creator, writer and publisher of Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large, an occasional ejournal on the intersections of libraries, policy, technology and media published since December 2000.

Designing Better Libraries – “Exploring the intersection of design, user experience and creativity for better libraries.” From Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University.

Library of Congress Blog – “Light and Liberty go together.” Authored by Wendi Maloney, a writer-editor at the U.S. Copyright Office, and John Sayers, public affairs specialist who also shepherds the LC Facebook and Twitter initiatives.


Break Room Chats – Podcast of the New Professionals Section of the Library Leadership and Management Association of the American Library Association.

Circulation IdeasSteve Thomas facilitates conversations about the innovative people & ideas moving libraries through the 21st century.

Cyberpunk Librarian Dan Messer is the Integrated Library System Administrator for the Maricopa County Library District, Phoenix, Arizona.

FYI: the Public Libraries Podcast  – The podcast of the Public Library Association presented by PLA Manager of Publications Kathleen Hughes.

Librarians Aloud! – Presented by Laura Rooney Ferris and is presented by the Academic & Special Libraries Section (A&SL) of the Library Association of Ireland (LAI).

Library Bytegeist  – A collection of audio stories from the libraries, archives, and museums of New York City from the Metropolitan New York Library Council.

The Library Pros – From Suffolk County, New York, Christopher DeCristofaro and Robert Johnso talk libraries, library tech, and everything in between.

Lost in the Stacks – Ameet Doshi and Charlie Bennett host the original research-library rock’n’roll radio show. Broadcasting on WREK Atlanta, Georgia, each Friday show features an hour of music, interviews, and library talk united by a common theme.

T is for Training  – An informal podcast dedicated that began in 2008 on training in libraries hosted by Maurice Coleman.



Future Fundraising Now – “How to do fundraising right. Starting now.” Jeff Brooks, who has been serving the nonprofit community for 30 years, began this blog for fundraising professions in 2009.

Hands On Fundraising – Mary Cahalane offers fundraising experience includes arts, community, social service, and education organizations.

Beth’s Blog – Beth Kanton, who has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 35 years, writes about networks, data, learning, training, facilitation techniques, nonprofit organizational culture and self-care for nonprofit professionals.

This page last updated December 2, 2017. If corrections need to be made, or you know of other sources useful to librarians, please let us know:



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