With the introduction of technology-based services, education and development are more heavily focused on digital literacy. There are many options available for staff development including formal and informal training. Enrolling in courses, webinars and diploma programs are some of the formal methods for librarians to prepare themselves for the demands of the job. However, the reality is that constraints including budgets, time, conflicting priorities and access are barriers to learning and increasingly, librarians are documenting and discussing their experiences using online blogs.
Many librarians have started writing their online blogs in order to publish their content online and are reaching audiences worldwide.
Though everyone has his or her favourite, this article lists some of the most popular library and librarian blogs that you can add to your favourites.
This article provides links, summaries and RSS feeds to some of the most influential blog writers in the library field. Feeds are an effective way to follow posts and you can use free web-based RSS Readers to easily read the articles in one spot. Two of the best and readers are Feedly and Inoreader.
Which librarian bloggers have the biggest reach? With nowhere to turn to answer this question definitively, this article attempts to use metrics from well-known sources to rank all of the biggest blogs by librarians.