The Four Bloggers I Chose to Follow for SI 643
My Interest–Public Libraries
- “Swiss Army Librarian”
Chelmsford Public Library in Chelmsford, MA
Real-life stories about his experience as a librarian
- David Lee King
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Writes about technology in libraries
- “Tame the Web”
Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University
Writes about technology in libraries from an academic point of view
- “K-M The Librarian”
Discusses anecdotes from her experience, focus on informational literacy
Two of the librarians focus specifically on technology. In fact, it was harder to find interesting bloggers who don’t specifically talk about technology than those who do. But I wanted more variety, so I specifically chose an SLM blogger whose stated topic is not technology. However, she does like to share what she can do on her iPad. Though I knew it already, this experience has reinforced the idea that librarians are a techy bunch.
I was surprised to find material from the bloggers’ presentations on three of the four blogs. I expected the university professor to have them, but not necessarily the public and school librarians. It’s a good thing we are learning how to create presentations in SI 643!
Each of the bloggers concentrates on how to best serve library users, rather than the just the collection or the budget. I appreciate the focus on providing the best service, even when it may be tempting to just play with the newest technology.