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Blogs & Podcasts

LISzen -A search engine for Library Blogs. A browser plug-in is available for IE7 and Firefox
Book Forum -Online blog/magazine about books, reading and book culture
Caveat Lector: Reader Beware! -Dorothea Salo has been a downtrodden graduate student, pink-collar temp, conversion peasant, data-entry drone, and minder of Other People's Code. She is currently a repository-rat. Who knows what giddy heights she'll scale next?
Closed Stacks -A group blog written by a variety of librarians who write about the library world.
David Lee King's Blog -blog dealing with topics like library website management, video blogging, experience design and planning, and web/ library 2.0 topics.
Designing Better Libraries -a blog about design thinking and how it applies to library settings.
The Free-range Librarian- blog about librarianship, writing, and everything else
iLibrarian -News and resources on Library 2.0 and the information revolution.
Infodoodads -Technology blog written by librarians
Judge a Book -The art of creating a book jacket is a complex and delicate one, that has resulted in a number of masterpieces through the years. And then there are the other book jackets ...
Information Wants To Be Free A librarian, writer and tech geek reflecting on the profession and the tools we use to serve our patrons
LawBeat. -Blog by prof at Syracuse U's Carnegie Legal Reporting Program. It critiques the quality of legal info reported in the media.
Law Librarian Blog
Librarian in Black -resources and discussions for the 'tech-librarians-by-default' among us..
Librarian.net -Jessamyn West's blog dealing with technology in libraries, plus issues relating to public libraries and the ALA.
Library of Congress Podcasts
Library Law Blog -Issues concerning libraries and the law - with latitude to discuss any other interesting issues Note: Not legal advice - just a dangerous mix of thoughts
Library Stuff
In The Library with The Lead Pipe -Written by " six librarians working in academic, public, and school libraries across the United States." In The Library with The Lead Pipe "is intended to help improve our communities, our libraries, and our professional organizations. Our goal is to explore new ideas and start conversations; to document our concerns and argue for solutions. Each article is peer-reviewed by at least one external and one internal reviewer."
Librarian Woes -The "war stories" of a 7 year veteran of the public library front. By turns scathing, empathetic, funny, observant, stubborn, world-weary and idealistic, reading this blog is never dull.
Library Zen -A place to share ideas about the library profession
The Medium is the Message
Planet Cataloging -automatically-generated aggregation of blogs related to cataloging and metadata
Research Buzz -a blog about search engines, databases, and other information collections.
RIPS Law Librarian -blog of the RIPS SIS.
The Shifted Librarian -blog about how the change from pursuing information to receiving information is and will be affecting libraries, librarians and patrons.
SIRLS Podcasts -podcasts from the University of Arizona's School of Information Resources and Library Science.
The Society for Librarians Who Say "Motherf*@!%r" -A place for librarians of all stripes to let off a little steam.
Tame the Web - blog about the intersection of libraries, technology and people.
Three Geeks and a Law Blog -law blog addressing the foci of 3 intrepid law geeks, specializing in their respective fields of knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences, melding together to form the Dynamic Trio.
TSLL TechScans - blog to share the latest trends and technology tools for Technical Services Law Librarians
Virtual Dave, Real Blog -R. David Lankes is director of the Information Institute of Syracuse, and an associate professor in Syracuse University's School of Information Studies. He posts video and audio from his presentations, and writes about a range of issues from an academic viewpoint.

Library Organizations

American Library Association
American Society for Information Science & Technology
Association of Christian Librarians
Association of Jewish Libraries
Association of Research Libraries
Friends of Libraries U.S.A.
International Association of Law Libraries
Progressive Librarians Guild
Special Libraries Association

Sources & Periodicals

Academic Commons -a website that aims to share knowledge, develop collaborations, and evaluate and disseminate digital tools and innovative practices for teaching and learning with technology.
American Law Sources Online -provides free governmental and law links to everything about the 50 states and federal government, that are free on the web.
Current Cites -an annotated bibliography of selected articles, books, and digital documents on information technology
Directory of Open Access Journals -provides access to free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals covering a variety of subjects.
D-Lib Magazine -an electronic publication with a primary focus on digital library research and development
Informed Librarian Online -a current awareness service that compiles the most recent tables of contents from over 312 titles in the field of library and Information Science
ERIC -the Education Resources Information Center
Law Library Resource Xchange
Legal Information and Technology from SSRN
LexisNexis InfoPro -a tool for librarians from LexisNexis
LIS News -a free service that provides summaries of and links to stories about library-related issues
Library Technology Guides -provides information related to the field of library automation

Other Resources

Amigos -education and continuing education courses for LIS professionals and paraprofessionals.
Annotated Justinian Code -Site features full-text images and annotations of only known English translation of Justinian's Code made from the standard Latin.
Guide to Online Resources -A guide for use by librarians, library technicians, and LIS students compiled by the Library of Congress that lists free, full-text internet resources about library and information sciences.
Mortimore-Singh Guide to Publication in Library and Information Studies -Designed for use by librarians interested in publishing in LIS and relevant sub-fields, this guide brings together descriptions and submission guidelines for some of the most prominent English-language LIS periodicals in print today.
Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science
Preserving Treasures After the Disaster -information from the Library of Congress providing tips and techniques for collections preservation after they are damaged.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography -presents selected English-language articles, books, and other sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet.
Thomas -is a free service of the Library of Congress that provides legislative information dating back to the 101st Congress.

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