Keeping Up With the Profession

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= Discussion Lists for Librarians =
 
= Discussion Lists for Librarians =
 
== Finding Them ==
 
== Finding Them ==
*[http://lists.ala.org/wws/lists/open_lists] ALA's Open Discussion Lists
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*[http://liswiki.org/wiki/Discussion_groups The LISWiki Discussion Groups page] is an organized list of library-related lists/discussion groups
*[http://directory.google.com/Top/Reference/Libraries/Library_and_Information_Science/Chats_and_Forums/] Google's Directory Listing of Listservs
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*[http://lists.ala.org/wws/lists/open_lists ALA's Open Discussion Lists]
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*[http://directory.google.com/Top/Reference/Libraries/Library_and_Information_Science/Chats_and_Forums/ Google's Directory Listing of Listservs]
 
*[http://search.lii.org/index.jsp?] Librarian's Internet Index. Perform a search for "(library OR librarian) discussion list."
 
*[http://search.lii.org/index.jsp?] Librarian's Internet Index. Perform a search for "(library OR librarian) discussion list."
*[http://www.librarysupportstaff.com/4subscribe.html] Library Listservs-n-More
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*[http://www.librarysupportstaff.com/4subscribe.html Library Listservs-n-More]
 
*[http://www.sla.org/content/community/lists/joinlists.cfm] SLA's Discussion Lists (The e-mail address should match your SLA membership address, if you have one, otherwise you may not be able to access the "private" lists to which you are a member.)
 
*[http://www.sla.org/content/community/lists/joinlists.cfm] SLA's Discussion Lists (The e-mail address should match your SLA membership address, if you have one, otherwise you may not be able to access the "private" lists to which you are a member.)
  

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**See also Staff Training and Online Training Resources for Librarians

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Tips for Keeping Up

  • Make your first stop for "keeping up" Steven Bell's Keeping Up Web Site found at: http://staff.philau.edu/bells/keepup. This site lists more than a hundred different sources for developing a well-rounded keeping up regimen that includes e-newsletters, web page change detection services, good web sites to monitor (using WPCD services), and of course, some blogs. The philosophy of this site is that to really keep up with librarianship you need to go outside the boundaries of traditional librarianship, which means keeping up with internet search, information technology, teaching and learning, and (for academic librarians) higher education. For additional keeping up strategies take a look at this article published in College & Research Libraries News (July/Aug 2000) titled "To keep up, go beyond: Developing a personal professional development plan using e-resources outside the bounds of library literature"
  • Subscribe to Current Cites, a monthly current awareness newsletter on information technology. A team of volunteers writes one-paragraph annotations on the best of current literature, web sites, etc.
  • Subscribe to Erik Arfeuille's New Technologies in Libraries weekly (usually) citation alert service. He's working on an automated signup process, but for now you must email him manually at erik.arfeuille@bib.kuleuven.be and ask to be added to his distribution list. Each week(ish) you'll receive an email with citations and abstracts handpicked by Erik that discuss that week's latest tech-related articles. These are international in scope, which is a nice change.

Blogs/Websites to Watch

Discussion Lists for Librarians

Finding Them

Open Lists (Membership Not Required)

  • [3] GOVDOC-L: Discussion of Government Document Issues
  • [4] MEDLIB-L: An Email List for Medical Librarians

Reference Sources for Librarians

Specific Blog Posts/Articles to Check Out

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