SLIS Students’ Favorite Blogs

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If you’re a close follower of SLIS Community Profiles, a weekly SLIS website feature about a current SLIS student, alum, or faculty member, you’ll know that we often ask our featured community member to share a “Tech Tip” or tell us what their most influential SLIS class has been to date.  We also ask what blogs they follow. Here’s a list of four that keep popping up. Check them out!

Tame the Web by Dr. Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor at SLIS. Stephens began his blog in 2003 and writes about the intersection between people, technology, and libraries. His research interests focus on emerging technology in libraries and technology learning programs. His blog posts ponder timely topics, promote opportunities and events, and often feature guest bloggers.

Stephen’s Lighthouse by Stephen Abram, a library and information industry consultant in Toronto, Ontario, whose aim is to shine light on industry trends, innovation, and information. His posts are visual, thought-provoking, and often quite funny.

Annoyed Librarian by Your Guess is as Good as Mine! Her witty, poignant posts cut to the heart of timely and important issues facing the LIS industry. And no, they are not annoying.

Librarian in Black by Sarah Houghton, Director of the San Rafael Public Library in California. Houghton began her blog in 2003 and writes about library web and digital services. She reviews books and movies, blogs at conferences, and opines on many topics of interest to those in the business of information.

Find out more tips from current SLIS students on our Community Profiles page. And if you have a favorite blog that you follow, let the rest of us know about it in the Comments block below!