February 08, 2004

Two New Library Blogs of Note

I waited until I was sure these blogs were sustainable. I highly recommend both Librarian in Black and Tame the Web.

Librarian in Black: http://librarianinblack.typepad.com/librarianinblack/

Normally, I would run fast and far from a blog by a "Self-proclaimed Techie Gamer Librarian Chick." From what I can tell, "chick" is usually a synonym for "allergic to grammar." However, "techy librarian" Sarah Houghton not only gleans the best of the best of technology news--she can really write, and her observations are insightful and amusing, with a soupcon of edginess I find very appealing.

Michael Stephens, author of Tame the Web, at http://homepage.mac.com/mstephens7/B143020931/index.html, has a mellower, more pedagogical view of life. His blog is worth tracking for the concise snippets of Web-life he captures; who else would give me a one-paragraph synopsis of Googleblatting?

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December 12, 2003

Dispatches from SoCal

McSweeney's just launched Dispatches from a Public Librarian, at http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/librarian/. Author Scott Douglas says he "will update this dispatch on a sometimes-regular basis, and will include stories about strange patrons, strange tales, and otherwise just strange things." This is an interesting start, although when he says librarians have "been in a tiff about the Privacy Act," I think he means "Patriot Act." Editors? Editors? We don't need no steenkin' editors!

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