The Online Education Database has an article listing who they objectively think the top 25 librarian bloggers are. Now this is nice and all – but I have to disagree with their methodology – and not because I’m not on the list
To begin, we found a set of Web sites that met a certain criteria. To become a member of the set of Web sites to be ranked, a Web site must, as of August 14, 2007:
- be listed on the DMOZ page Library and Information Science : Weblogs and be a blog written by a librarian; or
- be listed in the top 200 results for a Google search for librarian blog and be primarily a blog site; and
- not be hosted on a subdomain of a domain whose purpose is not primarily related to a blog written by a librarian.
The problem is that by searching for solely “librarian blog” you miss all kinds of great blogs by librarians about libraries. If you do a search for “librar* and blog” (without the quotes) you get a totally different set of results and once again if you do this “librar* and blog*” (without the quotes) it’s another set of results.
Now, I’m not really trying to get the best list of results (it’s almost time to go home and I’m in a hurry) but I guess this just goes to show you that you need a librarian to do the search for you
All that said, this is a good list and there were a few on there that I had never heard of – so I guess I’ll have to go check them out.