What should I be reading?

I’m sure (if anyone is still reading this site) that you’ve noticed that I haven’t been writing recently. I had a rough patch there for a couple years with my health and surgeries and writing a book and traveling all over the world … but things are finally settled and I’m ready to get back in to the swing of things!

My hip replacement in September was the best thing I could have done! I’m without pain and able to act my age finally! After that I was promoted at work which has allowed me to cut down on travel. And finally, a couple weeks ago I sent the final edited version of the galley for The Accidental Systems Librarian 2d to Information Today.

So, now I must admit that I am a bit out of touch and need help from you all to know what blogs I should be subscribed to. What should I be reading on the web to keep up with current technology and technology issues in libraries? Share your favorites with me in the comments. I have cleared out my Google Reader and am ready to start repopulating it.


  1. Just commenting to say I’m glad to hear that the hip replacement was a success and that things are going well for you! I’m generally not one to ever weed out the blogs that have gone quiet out of my google reader account because what are they hurting me if they’re quiet? It’s the ones that are still posting but aren’t serving my needs any more that I weed – the ones that have gone quiet I want to know when they return to posting to see if they will return to being favorites!

    Anyway – I don’t feel like I’ve got any really must-read library blogs these days – I subscribe to a lot of stuff, but I don’t feel like any one place is where everything is getting covered (I wish it was – I could stop doing this constant – click, click, click, click, click through the feeds…but it’s better than wasting the whole day on the feeds, so… I shall continue to do so until I find a fabulous blog that I feel like is truly linking out to the best of the best again…)

    I mean I have a handful of folks who show up over and over again where I’ve saved stuff in my Evernote “Instruction” folder – but that’s a completely different thing – I’d gladly recommend them to other instruction librarians, – and even as far as recommending them to others they don’t necessarily post daily or weekly, that I’ve noticed but then maybe I don’t notice their non instruction posts as being them? that might be interesting to figure out – when one reads in google reader, just how much does your subconscious realize who the author is when you’re flying through your feeds at breakneck librarian speed? I may just be only noticing their posts that really speak to me?

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