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BCLA Perspectives

Survey: Resources for staying informed

Question: How do you stay fresh and informed in the library field? Please share any related apps, blogs, podcasts, websites, social media accounts, etc.

Technology provides seemingly endless opportunities to learn more about libraries, our work, and the broader fields and issues around us. 74 survey respondents offered a variety of podcasts, blogs, journals, listservs, and webinars—in addition to BCLA resources, of course—that they use to stay fresh in the field:

  • Provincial mailing lists
  • Library JournalBBC Business Daily podcast
  • Mr Library Dude
  • Blogs from Digital Collections vendors (e.g. OverDrive) and Biblicommons
  • PCmag website
  • Listservs: Videolib, SERIALST, LTAS, ALCTS forums, autocat
  • TechSoup
  • InfoPeople
  • Library 2.0 online conference
  • Shelf Awareness daily newsletter
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Marshall Breeding
  • ALA alcts-eforums
  • Library Juice courses
  • NYPL podcasts
  • Jbrary
  • In the Library with a Lead Pipe
  • Nielsen Norman Group
  • Reply All podcast
  • Mobilesyrup
  • TeleRead
  • Good eReader
  • BC Libraries Co-Op
  • The Verge
  • TechCrunch
  • Stephen’s Lighthouse
  • The Digital Shift
  • Librarian.net
  • District Dispatch
  • CBC Spark
  • Mashable
  • TK21.net
  • Book Riot link of the day
  • BCBusLib
  • BusLib-L
  • The Hustle
  • Commonsensemedia.com