I thought the title of this blog was interesting. It has only been up since October 2007. There is a book review for each month and a place for comments. Some of the reviews have a Youtube.com link containing a short interview with the author. Refreshing! I enjoyed the book jackets and short reviews. I was able to copy and paste the reviews and pictures into a Word document. This would be nice to use to promote books on a “Featured Item” bulletin board in the library (or outside the library). The books seem to be at a high school reading level.
librarian.net: putting the rarin back in librarian since 1999 Touted as one of the best blogs, I had to check it out for myself. Jessamyn West is a rural Vermont library consultant and a moderator at MetaFilter.com. She talks about her current involvement in library consultation combined with a few personal items, political items, fun stuff, etc. She provides many links to other places containing a variety of information within her blog entry as well as in categories listed on the side. Very interesting titles such as: stacks, libcrisis, and pr, hype & bs. Visiting this site was like walking through my grandmother’s attic. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular but found many wondrous things. I don’t know that I would call it the best blog, but it was certainly was an exciting place to visit.
Information wants to be free Although there are a ton of excellent links, categorized for ease of finding information, her current discussion is, well, a blog about blogging. If you are not familiar with blogging, this might be worth a few minutes of your time to read. Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication, and Community Online
Meredith G. Farkas
The laughing librarian This is what is sounds like. Fun stuff oriented to librarians. Be sure to check out bobditties The Bookmobile Ran Over My Dog. Very silly. Lib.Sig has quotes useful for your e-signature. "In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us how to swim."
(Washington Post article, 13 January 2001, p. C01)
I found some of this material offensive and suggestive. Beware of Stories for Boys. I enjoyed some of the video links and even posted “The Librarian Song” to my Facebook page. A good place to visit after a hard day in the library or after a staff meeting – maybe before the staff meeting!
LibVibe: library news Updated weekly, titles of news stories regarding libraries and library issues lead to a wide variety of articles. Links to discuss each article are on most of the pages. The titles appear in a small,light blue font which is difficult to read. If you don’t have time to read, click to listen to a five-minute newscast give a brief overview of each article.