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Keeping Up to Date

Keeping up to date on new developments in technology, library issues and the profession in general is a critical task to your professional development.

Fortunately there are many ways to keep up to date.

Many blogs are sponsored by professional organizations and even more are written by individuals or groups of professionals. Many professional organizations also have printed journals that you receive with membership.


A selection of the hundreds of library blogs available!

  • Top Fifty Librarian Blogs
  • Beyond the Job
  • LISCareer News
  • PLA (Public Library Association) Blog
  • AL (American Libraries) Online News
  • LIS News
  • LISZEN - tons more library blogs listed here - searchable too.

Listservs, blogs and more

  • NewLib-L
    NEWLIB-L listserv has over 1300 subscribers from all over the world, from every aspect of librarianship, and at every stage in a librarian's career.

Professional Groups

Many professional organizations send you their journals and newsletters when you become a member. Check the list of Associations and Organizations to find the right groups for you.


Articles in these journals are available through NOVELNY. Access them with your New York State Driver License Number or Non-Driver Photo ID. (Access may also be available through your local library with your library card number.)

  • American Libraries
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Library Journal
  • School Library Journal
  • Information and Library Science Journals
    A list of library newsletters and journals available online.


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