Last call to vote on The 10 Non-Librarian Blogs Librarians Should Read In 2008.

It's never a bad idea to take a step away from the library world and see what else is out there. No doubt we could learn a thing or two from other professions. That's what this list is all about.

Is there a blog we should be reading that's NOT written by a librarian or FOR librarians? How will that blog help us do our jobs as librarians better? What things do we need to know about? What's the most interesting, useful or entertaining site you follow outside of the LIS World?

You don't need to send me a complete list of 10, just one or two of your favorites will be just fine. Let me know why you think other librarians should be reading your favorites. Leave a comment below, or hit the Form. I'll post the final list on Monday!


Bluebird's classroom is a smart, funny blog about the life of a real middle school teacher. Anyone who has worked with middle school students will be able to relate to her experiences.

Presentation Zen
Most of us could use some improvement on our presentation skills and this blog provides great information to facilitate those improvements.

This site helps me try to keep up-to-date on tech stuff.

The Bamboo Project Blog Career development, technology and learning strategies for lifelong personal and professional growth by Michele Martin

Weblogg-ed Learning the Read/Write Web with Will Richardson

Micro Persuasion Steve Rubel explores technology and its impact on marketing communications.

Stephen's Web Integration of Learning, Practice and Research with Stephen Downes

The Mish Mash Irreverent relevance by Dookie McBride.

Dave Pollard's How to Save the World

This is how Dave descibes his own blog. "Dave Pollard's environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.
In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. "

Sat in Dave's presentation [He was formerly CKO for EY.] at SLA in Denver last year. He spoke on how to reach the executive suite. "Librarians as Knowledge Managers: The View from the Executive Suite." Read more about that presentation here in FREE PINT.

I believe these were listed on a previous post, but multiple votes are important, right?

My favorite, must check them frequently non-lib blogs are:

1. Seth's Blog (Seth Godin) -
2. Lifehacker -

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