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Blogs for Librarians/Educators

American Association of School Librarians

The official weblog of the American Association of School Librarians.

Annoyed Librarian

The Annoyed Librarian is possibly the most successful, respected, and desirable librarian of her generation. She has no other interest than to bring her wit and wisdom to the huddled librarian masses yearning to breathe free. The Annoyed Librarian is a free spirit and you are lucky to have her. 🙂

Archipelago

A dialog between school librarians of all types, especially from independent schools. Conversational in tone, the blog brings our community together by touching upon ideas and issues that could positively impact teaching

Beccablog 

By a National Board-certified teacher-librarian at Blue Valley West High School. Heavy on technology and social networking issues.

Book Dork 

This YA librarian from Dover Town Library focuses mainly on teen books but reads a little bit of everything. The only genre she doesn’t care for is mystery.

Books and Other Thoughts

Reviews of children’s literature by a librarian, writer, and mom residing in Alexandria, VA.

Booktalks-Quik and Simple 

Children’s literature news and reviews. Nancy is pursuing her Ed.D. and is currently in dissertation mode. Which means most days are spent at the computer and not reading children’s literature. Which also means that updates to the site will be sporadic for a while.

Cathy Nelson’s Professional Thoughts

Designed to offer helpful hints, tips, and tricks to teachers and library media specialists who are modeling the integration of technology in an authentic and ethical manner in the name of increasing student engagement.

Great Kid Books

Mary is a librarian at Emerson School, a public elementary K-5 school in Berkeley, CA. Her mission: to help parents find great books for their kids.

Green Been Teen Queen

A Teen and Tween Librarian’s thoughts on books, reading, and adventures in the library. She also reviews books for TeensReadToo.com

Hickey Picks-Young Adult Readers Advisory

A reader’s guide to popular teen fiction. It gives people an opportunity to foster conversation with teens about the books they read and encourage them to start a book club.

Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0

This blog updates the book Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0, published by Facet in March 2008.

Librain

Thoughts on school librarianship, Web 2.0, and the future of the profession. No new posts, but lots of archived info. 

Librarian in Black

Years ago, this site was born out of (the author’s) displeasure at having to wade through dozens of websites, blogs, & RSS feeds related to librarianship, technology, web services, and current trends to find those few posts that applied to my work. The author hopes this site can continue to help others find information on library web & digital services.

Library Grits

A weekly reflection of Dianne’s journey as a tenacious lifelong learner in the Teacher Librarian field as she grows in the profession.

Mighty Little Librarian

A passionate, young librarian who is an obsessive reader, social media user, and technology geek. She is also teacher-librarian at a middle school in South Louisiana who is becoming more involved in organizations like ALA and AASL.

Ms. Yingling Reads

Short descriptions of 50 or more YA books each month, along with comments about whether or not the books described meet the needs of Karen’s middle school library. Links to author sites and author interviews occasionally appear.

Public Libraries Online

Publiclibrariesonline.org is the companion website to the bi-monthly print publication  “Public Libraries,” the official magazine of the Public Library Association.  Like the print iteration, “plonline” focuses on issues and topics that matter to public libraries and public librarianship; however, it also features unique content and allows online interaction through comments and social media sharing. PL Online provides readers with daily updates, op-ed pieces, e-book reviews, author interviews, and more.

Rabid Librarian’s Ravings in the Wind, The

Seeks out strange, useless facts, raves about real and perceived injustices, and seeks to meet her greatest challenge of all-her own life.

Readergirlz

An online book community championing teen literacy and corresponding social service, challenging teen girls to read, reflect, and reach out. Awarded the Innovations in Reading Prize by the National Book Foundation

Reading Rants!

A site featuring out of the ordinary teen booklists that has been online since 1998.

Unquiet Librarian

About a high school librarian’s work and practice, particularly about her collaborative learning projects. Buffy also writes about issues in librarianship at large, the application of Web 2.0 tools for libraries, learning strategies, and multiple forms of literacy. Mrs. Hamilton ended this blog in July 2017 but there is still a ton of great information here.

Waking Brain Cells

Books for toddlers through teens. Plus reading, writing, and more.

Wendy on the Web

Thoughts from a school librarian who reads a lot.

YA Books and More

For those who love YA books and anything else that has to do with YA lit. The blog features booklists, technology, reviews, trailers, presentations, and some library humor thrown in that anyone can use anytime, anywhere.

Yalsa Blog

On a mission to provide a fast, focused, and flexible format for publishing information about time-sensitive issues such as news in the YA field, programs, conferences, and activities of use to YALSA members and the YA librarianship community.

 

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