Saturday, August 1, 2009

Thing # 9: Locate a Few Useful Library-related blogs and/or News Feeds

I found many and enjoyed exploring. My favorite way to search for blogs is the Eublog Awards because quality has already been evaluated. My second favorite tool is Technorati. My least favorite tool is Syndic8 because it's confusing.

My favorite blog so far is the Cool Cat Teacher Blog. The author is gentle and helpful as she introduces Web 2.0 applications to teachers. Library blogs I subscribed to include Information Wants to Be Free, The Shifted Librarian, and LIS News. Children's lit blogs I added (besides Roger and Mo discussed below) are NPR (Children's Books), Poetry for Children, and Popular Kids Fiction (Seattle Library). I added two adult lit websites/blogs: Bookslut (who can resist the name) and 1 More

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your favorites. This is really an interesting blog as a whole. Keep up the good work! By the way, there's a new social networking site dedicated to parents and kids, it's called - it's a place for Moms, Dads, and Kids! Now, there’s even a chance to win a free iPod Nano! I'm inviting you to meet other parents. And enjoy parenthood to the fullest. Thanks.


Favorite Children's Books

Some Favorite Adult Books

  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
  • Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  • Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (memoir)
  • The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch
  • The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
  • Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri