Time To Nominate Your Favorites! LISNews 10 Blogs To Read in 2008


Believe it or not, 2007 is coming to an end! I've just started putting together our list "must read" library blogs for 2008. Like our 10 Blogs To Read in 2006 & 2007, I want the list to reflect a wide a range of opinions.

What blogs do you read every day? What blogs help you learn? What blogs keep you informed? What blogs make you laugh? Who's the best writer out there? Think of it this way: "I read many others, but these are the LIS blogs that read even when time is short."

Your list need not be complete, fair, or even have more than one blog listed. I'm looking for input from everyone so the final list is full of new faces. My goal again this year, 10 blogs that paint picture of what's going on in our little world.

Send me your ideas, or leave a comment below.

Note: We all know LISNews is obviously the single most important web site in the entire history of the internet, so therefore I won't be including it on any final list.
Second Note: Anyone who made it to 10 Blogs To Read in 2006 & 2007 won't be included this year.
Third note: As John points out, I forgot to link to the past years lists: 10 Blogs To Read In 2007 and 10 Blogs To Read in 2006.


Can you link to them so we know what not to bother mentioning?

library stuff

Very up to date with library and library related news.

what I learned today

General good take on library issues

uncontrolled vocabulary

Good discussion of current library events

How about the Talking Books Librarian Blog at http://talkingbookslibrarian.blogspot.com/? It is a blog about Talking Books and other great resources for blind or visually impaired persons... Find out what's happening in the world of libraries and Talking Books! The blog also includes information and resources of importance to older adults, as well as those with disabilities.

It points to important resources that ALL librarians should be aware of!

LISNews.com (although not a blog)

Below in random order:

Annoyed Librarian

A Librarian at the Kitchen Table

Shush- The Notebook

Collecting My Thoughts

Tinfoil Raccoon

Walt at Random

Iranian Librarian Bloggers

Uncaged Librarian

Alaskan Librarian

Gorgeous red-headed anti-stereotypical librarian

I am sure there are more I visit frequently but I can't think of them just now. These are some of those I check reqularly, most of whom with which I don't completely agree. Although I do agree with something each of them has to say. I like to see what others have to say, especially those who don't share my views. I really don't like yes men.

Information Wants to Be Free by Meredith Farkas. Always thought provoking.

See http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/index.php

Ditto on:

OPL Plus: http://opls.blogspot.com/ - it's just awesome

I almost forgot my other favorite is: http://sites.menashalibrary.org/

infodoodads -- a superb new kid in the blogosphere.

Blog on the Side
OPL Plus
Uncontrolled Vocabulary
And my own blog:
Senior Friendly Libraries - Resources and Discussion of Library Services for Older Adults

My nomination is Stephen's Lighthouse, the wonderful blog by Stephen Abram. He is one of the best bloggers on the future of our profession and how we are going to adapt to the next generation of students, users, and librarians.

(In the interest of full disclosure, I was an Abram fan even before I compiled a book of his writings.)

The two blogs on my links toolbar (i.e. always there, and I read them regularly) are:

Law Librarian Blog - http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_librarian_blog/
Library Law Blog - http://blog.librarylaw.com/