Links to Resources

Blogs Free Webcast Providers
Professional Literature Free Podcast Providers
Training Resources


ACRLog -- Association of College Research Libraries

ALA blogs -- multiple American Library Association blogs

Annoyed Librarian -- hosted by the Library Journal

ALA Learning -- the blog for the Learning Round Table of the American Library Association        

Chronicle of Higher Ed Daily News Blog -- Higher-education news from around the web

EDUCAUSE Blog -- Information technology blog

Google blog search       

Google Librarian Central -- Google news, tips and updates

In the Library with the Lead Pipe -- Essays by six librarians working in academic, public and school libraries with occasional articles posted by guests

Information Wants to be Free -- Social software in libraries and affordable continuing education for librarians -- hosted by distance learning librarian at Norwich University

Inquiring Librarian -- Librarianship, technology, and how they affect each other in the 21st Century -- hosted by metadata librarian with the Indiana University

Inside Higher Ed -- News, opinion and jobs for all of higher education

Librarian in Black -- Blog of a Digital Futures Manager for the San José Public Library and consultant for the Infopeople Project -- Jessamyn Spears -- Blog of a self-professed "sometimes librarian, sometimes writer, sometimes blogger, and sometimes technology instructor/consultant."         

Library of Congress Blog -- Unofficial blog hosted by the Library’s Director of Communications

Library Stuff -- A blog from Information Today, Inc. dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development

Library Voice -- Libraries, Tech, Games and Bikes -- hosted by a reference & instruction librarian at Ohio University

LISNews -- Current events and news in the world of Library and Information Science -- hosted by a team of international bloggers

Planet Cataloging -- An aggregation of blogs related to cataloging and metadata

Reference Notes -- Profiles of significant or substantive developments and news of potential interest to Reference and Research Librarians worldwide

Search Engine Showdown -- Users' guide to Web searching, compares and evaluates Internet search engines from the searcher's perspective

Society of GA Archivists blog -- Official blog of SOGA news and events  

Tame the Web -- Libraries, technology and people -- hosed by an assistant arofessor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University

The Shifted Librarian -- A blog that works from the assumption that libraries must become more portable or "shifted," since the net generation expects information to come to them    

The Ubiquitous Librarian -- Encourages librarians to step outside of the library and interact with patrons wherever they may be: online, in the classroom, in the hallway, at football games, in the cafeteria, off campus -- hosted by AUL for Outreach and Academic Services at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Professional Literature:

ALA-APA Library Worklife current newsletter -- Published by the American Library Association and Allied Professional Association. ALA member ID and password required to view.

ALA-APA Library Worklife archived newsletters -- Published by the American Library Association and Allied Professional Association. ID and password NOT required to view.

EDUCAUSE Resource Center -- Information technology articles, papers and reports

Ariadne -- a Web magazine for information professionals in archives, libraries and museums in all sectors.

D-Lib -- an electronic publication with a primary focus on digital library research and development, including but not limited to new technologies, applications, and contextual social and economic issues.

ACRL Publications -- an assortment of informational resources, including links to ACRL blog, monthly newsmagazine, bimonthly journal, reviews significant current books and electronic media, and RCLWeb.

Cites and Insights: Crawford at Large -- a Web-based journal of libraries, policy, technology, and media.

Library Journal -- in addition to online version of the Library Journal, contains numerous blogs, newsletters, reviews, libraries news, and collection development and technology news

School Library Journal -- in addition to online version of the School Library Journal, contains numerous blogs, reviews, articles, technology news and newsletters.

E-LIS -- e-prints in library and information science

Training Resources:

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) -- eLearning - seminars/webcasts

Association for Talent Development (ATD) -- Workshops, conferences, certificate programs and online learning

Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) -- Workshops, conferences

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) -- Training skills support site and leadership development resources

College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR)

Continuing Library Education and Networking Exchange Round Table (LEARNRT) -- Discussion lists, blog, Wiki, Training Showcase and quarterly newsletter

EDUCAUSE -- Conferences, seminars and institutes

Georgia Library Assocation (GLA) -- Continuing education and professional development opportunities

Infopeople Project -- Statewide LSTA project that functions as the training arm of the California State Library

Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) -- Regional workshops and conferences

Lyrasis -- PALINET/SOLINET -- Conferences, workshops and online classes

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) -- Online professional development classes

Skillsoft -- Free online learning in a variety of topics, including Leadership & Management, Personal Development, Time & Stress Management, Problem Solving, Presentation Skills, Web Design, and Office Productivity

Society of American Archivists (SAA) -- Workshops, scholarships and annual meeting

Society of Georgia Archivists (SGA) -- Workshops, scholarships and annual meeting

Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)

WebJunction -- Free online learning, including Customer Service & Interpersonal Skills, Library Management, Library Services, Organizational Management, Web Design & Development.

Providers of FREE Webcasts (either live or archived):

Providers of FREE Podcasts:

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