Tech Tips for Every Librarian: Keeping Up With Keeping Up

In the October issue of CIL, Rachel helps librarians keep in the know:

We can use blogs to market our institutions; we can also use them as an integral component in our personal professional development plans. Perhaps not surprisingly, many “techie” librarians tend to create blogs in their areas of expertise, and their blend of technological know-how and library-specific focus makes their blogs a great place to start a quest for technical knowledge. Due to the mechanics of publishing cycles, blogs also tend to report on technologies and their implementations in libraries before the traditional media. Select blogs based on your personal needs; these may change as you look into different technologies for your library or your own personal development. Start with some broader tech-related blogs that focus on multiple technologies, such as those listed here; these will give you the background you need to delve further into those of interest.