This category was developed in order to house links to weblogs about archives, libraries, library sciences, and librarians.
025.431: The Dewey Blog
Subtitled everything you always wanted to know about the Dewey Decimal Classification system but were afraid to ask, this blog discusses at length the system, its use in history, the classroom, and in research labs, as well as literally everywhere else it is used.
A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette
Offers a satirical look at library rules and etiquette. The blog has been active since 2005, Learn about how others deal with frustrations like confusing management terms, filibustering in meetings and other questions.
A Library By Any Other Name
Comments on Web tools and how librarians can use them.
A Library Writer's Blog
Written as a resource for those suffering from writer's block, this blog contains calls for papers, presentations, and review.
Describes the life of librarians based at research libraries. Hosted by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), the posts describe daily work as a reference librarian, the impact of copyright in libraries, information literacy and related topics.
Alone in the Archives
Explores issues that affect archives and archivists. The blog is written by an archivist who works at a college archives and reveals what it is like to work at such an institution. The blog also covers how to use Web 2.0 technology to improve archival service.
A resource to find news and commentary on records, archives and the current state of the archival profession. The website frequently mentions conferences of interest to archivists and the challenge of electronic records.
Dave Barry's Blog
Offers humorous news bits from Dave Barry along with a list of amusing acronyms. Based at the Miami Herald.
David Lee King
Topeka library's Digital Branch and Services Manager blogs about library web sites as well as the future of digital technology as it relates to library science.
The Information Core Director at Penn State University keeps this blog, subtitled “Librarianship for the People,” in order to chime in about her days as a librarian, her attendance at library conferences, and her random thoughts.
Free Range Librarian
The Free Range Librarian is a blog by K.G. Schneider that explores librarianship and current affairs. Information professionals and librarians will find this blog particularly relevant to their interests, especially if you are interested in library technology and innovation. You can also use this blog to find out about library conferences.
Free Range Librarian
This blogger, a community librarian for Equinox by day and blogger by night, maintains this, her personal blog which details her thoughts about libraries and librarians and the world at large.
Maintained by an educator and librarian, this weblog chronicles her work and the ever-changing world of learning.
In the Library With a Lead Pipe
A team of librarians who work in public, academic, and school libraries across the United States contribute to this web log, which offers feature articles by guests in the industry.
Information Wants To Be Free
A librarian, educator, and writer reflects upon the profession as well as the tools librarians use to serve the patrons. Some of the topics of discussion include Netflix in libraries, management, and collaborative technology.
A weblog by Jessamyn West, a rural librarian who holds a deep passion about the preservation of libraries. This weblog features posts about the librarian culture that aims to help its readers find a place where they can read what they want to read, be who they want to be and find things that interest them. This weblog is a must read for librarians and for those who have the passion for books.
A library consultant in rural Vermont has maintained this blog since April 1999 and does so in order to be able to show people online how to do research and other librarian type topics including information.
poverty, careers in the field, and effective outreach.
This activist blog is a Canadian group blog that comments on the social issues that affect libraries. Here, you can find out how freedom of expression and other civil rights have been threatened around the world. The website also covers legal issues that affect Canadians and Canadian libraries.
This librarian blog offers commentary for librarians and new tools that libraries can make use of. The blog has recently commented on live library events like the Book Mob at the San Francisco Public Library. You can also learn about new tools like GreenPrint.
Shows the value of librarians in the modern world. The blog combines political activism (e.g. against Internet censorship) and observations on the state of the Library profession in Australia. The website also has library podcasts.
Library of Congress Blog
Revolving around the Library itself, his blog contains articles about such things as audio-visual, Congress, education, and the National Book Festival.
A long-running weblog by a senior librarian for librarians. This weblog allows librarians to be in the know on the current and professional development in the world of librarianship. This weblog features sites and provides the latest news, opinion and commentary from the weblog's author, Steven M. Cohen.
This librarian blog explores how new technologies are changing the ways that libraries work. You can learn how librarians are using games like the World of Warcraft to improve their IT skills. The blog has been active since April 2003.
Covers library and information issues. You can also purchase Lipstick librarian merchandise from this site. The blog goes back to 2003 and is fully searchable. Most of the postings cover events in the United States.
Lorcan Dempsey's Weblog
Comments on library services, networks and technology. Based at the OCLC, the blog has recently commented on using Web 2.0 in libraries, analytic measures to be used in libraries and innovations in library catalog systems.
Professional blog of Greg Schwartz, a library blogger and the host of a weekly podcast, Uncontrolled Vocabulary. Users can also access Schwartz's presentations from this website that explore topics such as branding, podcasting and getting the most out of the blogosphere.
As the official blog of the Public Library Association, this weblog disseminates information that will improve its members' learning experience and also provides a welcoming ambiance for its readers. The weblog also provides news and commentaries on relevant librarianship issues.
Offers thoughts on technology, life, information and archives. The blog has recently commented on the Google Books lawsuit, the role of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in the recent US election and other matters.
Pop Goes the Library
A collaborative weblog by public, school and academic librarians that is dedicated to the convergence of pop culture and libraries. This weblog provides links to pop culture news, list of suggested resources and also provides discussion centered on the use of pop culture to improve libraries' public services.
This archivist blog is written by Richard J. Cox, professor of library and information science at the University of Pittsburgh. The website offers interesting reflections on books of records, archives and information as well. The blog also has summaries of Cox's presentations.
This archivist blog, written by an American archivist, discusses the issues facing archivists and records managers. The blog has commented on deaccessioning, events and the influence of the social Web on archives and archivists.
The vice president of SirsiDynex, top-selling library software provides discourse about such topics as social networking, information technology, and the sharing of reference and ideas.
Tame the Web
Includes entries about libraries, technology, nd patrons, as well as some simply random thoughts and ideas.
This archivist blog comments on the changing nature of the archival profession and archival institutions. Written by Geof Huth in Schenectady New York, the blog also comments on the ways in which archivists use blogs. The blog also has commentary on the annual conference of the Society of American Archivists.
The Blah, Blah, Blah Blog
Northeast Florida Library Information Network staff maintain this weblog, which is about sharing information, digitization projects, and collection development.
The Canadian Archivist Blog
Features news about developments affecting Canadian archives and archivists. Includes information on preservation issues.
The Days & Nights of the Lipstick Librarian
A self-proclaimed library fashionista keeps this blog, which addresses her life in general, her career as a librarian, and her sense of fashion.
The Patent Librarian's Notebook
Written by Michael White, a librarian at the Engineering and Science Library at Queen's University. The blog is read by many people who are interested in learning about new ways to research patents and trends in patents.
The Practical Archivist
Provides applied advice on how to deal with archival problems, especially preservation problems. The website also has articles that can help individuals with organizing photos, scanning photos safely and digital preservation challenges as well.
The Shifted Librarian
This librarian blog explores new technologies and library news. The blog has recently looked at the changing role of librarians, gaming in libraries, and various library conferences as well. Librarians can use this blog to stay informed about new trends.
The Travelin' Librarian
This librarian blog is the professional website of Michael Sauers, Technology Innovation Librarian at the Nebraska Library Commission. The blog has reflections on library events and conferences, new library websites and policies that affect libraries.
Thoughts from a Library Administrator
Thoughts from a library administrator is a professional blog by Michael Golrick that covers management issues in libraries. The blog has explored Facebook controversies, the challenge of obtaining good public library funding and political issues in the United States.
This blog explores issues relating to libraries and technology usability. Written by Aaron Schmidt, the blog has tips on designing computer interfaces, audio books and library marketing. You can also access an archive of Aaron Schmidt's presentations here.
Walt at Random
The editorial director for the Library Leadership Network, Walt Crawford, has over 40 years of public and college library experience. He also runs a newsletter, and maintains this personal blog, which contains articles about library science, music, and his own thoughts about his chosen field.