Yes, it is best of the blogs season. Here comes another list of the best and brightest. This one from OnlineCollege.org. This list is well respected, and has been updated from this older list which was published in 2009, there are still some good ones to check out on there.
Why are these things worth looking at? Because they are chock full of juicy ideas worth looking at and which you can use in your libraries to enhance the way you do your thing and connect with your students. I also thing that you should cull your lists of blogs you follow. People move on, change jobs, retire, their interests change and they stop updating their blogs. To keep fresh I think you should update your reader – or however you follow the blogs in your life – and cull the stagnant and add new exciting voices to your library life. The way it works for me is that if I don’t see new blog posts on the blogs I’m following I tend to delete them after three months. There have been some tragic losses in my blog life, Skerricks is a blog have I loved and admired for a long time, but it’s owner is on a leave of absence, and while I hope she comes back soon I’m putting it in a holding pattern until she does.
I think it is worthwhile going through and having a cull – just like you do with your irritating Facebook friends and their oversharingness (some people may have done that to me to be fair) and have a revisit of what is still good and what you’ve moved on from.
New to me in the update of the list is:
Archipelago – if you are into iPads you find much to see here.
K-M the librarian – you want relentless optimism? See this blog first! Awesome.