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At ProQuest, we’re readers. In September 2014, we shared a list of awesome library bloggers that we love to follow. That list captured library blogs with distinctive personalities.

But working in a community of prolific writers and information sharers, we knew one list would not be enough. So we’re reprising our Awesome Blog List with “Part Deux: Fabulous Library News Blogs.”

This list identifies blogs that are rich with breaking news coverage, like research, vendor and technology announcements. Some are more specialized, some are more comprehensive, but they share a common purpose: helping their readers navigate (and be inspired by) the trajectory of change in this dynamic landscape.  

>> InfoDocket - A daily read that updates and directs its readers to interesting developments, publications and happenings across the spectrum of librarianship. The occasional cautionary tale acts as an ethics compass, keeping the important role of libraries front and center.
>> Library Technology Guides - A go-to directory of recent announcements from vendors, developed by Marshall Breeding. Neatly indexed, the announcements can be sliced and diced to show news patterns. A bonus: Background data on major vendors.
>> ACRLog - "ACRLog is a blog that aims to discuss the issues of the day in the field of academic and research librarianship."
>> Code4Lib - “A volunteer-driven collective of hackers, designers, architects, curators, catalogers, artists and instigators from around the world, who largely work for and with libraries, archives and museums on technology ‘stuff.’”
>> No Shelf Required – Sue Polanka’s essential read on news related to ebooks. A great mix of news and interviews. Sue often scoops news items, making her blog closely watched by those in the know.  
>> The Scholarly Kitchen - "A moderated and independent blog aimed to help fulfill [its] mission by bringing together differing opinions, commentary, and ideas, and presenting them openly."
>> Library Juice - An intriguing blog for analysis and commentary “on the intersection of libraries, politics, and culture.”
>> Virtual Dave…Real Blog - A blog by Dave Lankes, associate professor at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies in New York.

Let us know what your favorite blogs are for library news!

12 Jan 2015

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