11/07/2011 § 3 Comments
As some of you may know, we were nominated for and won, one of the Salem Press Best Library Blogs awards this year. We are so proud of this honor, and excited to continue to be a resource of good information for current and future LIS students. On that note – It just so turned out that Salem Press also compiled several massive lists of library blogs, grouped by category. Being the hackers that we are, we took to the Twitters and crowdsourced the compilation of RSS feeds for said lists of blogs.
Thanks to the help of friends and folks with some free time, below you will find prepared ‘bundles’ of RSS feeds for just about every current library blog you’d ever want to read.
Click, subscribe in your favorite feed reader, and enjoy. This is a great way to get caught up, and stay up to date, with the happenings around libraryland.
PUSH HERE for a bundle of 117 General Interest Library Blogs.
PUSH HERE for a bundle of 39 Public Library Blogs.
PUSH HERE for a bundle of 61 Academic Library Blogs.
PUSH HERE for a bundle of 26 Quirky Library Blogs.
and for good measure…
PUSH HERE for a bundle of the Library Journal 2011 Movers and Shakers’ blogs.
Sadly, there were 3 sections listed on the Salem Press site that got little to no attention in our crowdsourcing effort. School Library Blogs, Local Library Blogs, and Commercial Library Blogs were left out. And what about Archives and Museum-focused blogs? Please, if you have the time, grab the RSS feeds for some of these remaining blogs, and add them to the Google Doc linked here. These blogs can be an incredible source of information, and sharing them can make us all the more informed as colleagues.
A huge thank you to Dave McMullin, Nicole Fonsh, Nena Schvaneveldt, Elizabeth Reynolds and Dan Rude for working so diligently on this project. And if you helped out and didn’t sign your name in the guest book… THANK YOU TOO!
10/06/2011 § 9 Comments
UPDATE: John Chrastka, Director of Membership Development at ALA, commented and alerted us to The Conference Tracker from American Libraries Magazine. This is another great way to track the conference, and pulls in a lot of the avenues Nicole mentioned in her post. Thanks John and AmLib Magazine!
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Like some of us here at Hack Lib School, you may not be able to attend the ALA Conference this summer. Or maybe, there are other conferences you are not able to actually attend. Below are some ideas on how you can participate and follow a conference without actually being there in person. Most are directed at this year’s Annual conference but you could definitely apply them to others. Please feel free to post other suggestions in the comments!
17/05/2011 § Leave a Comment
Lindsay Cummings – @lindsaysc shared this with us last week. Add it to your to-read list. There really is nothing better than collaboration with your colleagues – and this is a great example of it. -Heidi
I wanted to let you and the rest of the HLS team know about a blog run by Drexel iSchool’s Student Chapter of ALA (SCALA). As a previous officer, I started this blog and the new officers have taken off running with new ideas for it. We have started a new guest blogging series that will features posts from new librarians and current students on a range of topics about starting out in the library field. Here’s our first guest blogger post by Kiyomi Deards.
Drexel SCALA’s on Twitter, too – @DrexelSCALA And if you’d like a (still) growing list of other ALA Student organization twitter accounts – here’s a list I started making. Let me know if your school isn’t up there yet! If you have the opportunity to collaborate with others, it’s worth the effort!
06/04/2011 § 13 Comments
Editor’s note: This is not your ‘typical’ LIS Blogs to Follow post – this is a list of non-LIS blogs to keep your eye on from Ben Lainhart and the HackLibSchool editing team. -Heidi
Ben Lainhart is graduating this June from Drexel with his MLIS with a concentration in digital libraries. His main areas of interest are in social media and digital libraries in developing countries (more here). He writes here and is on Twitter and Facebook.