100 Best Blogs for Librarians of the Future??
I love lists. I always have. The New York Times best seller list… People’s Magazine most popular list… the 100 Greatest Thinkers of All time…. If there’s a list; I like to read it. I find them fascinating. When I came across a list of 100 Best Blogs for Librarians of the Future, I was hooked.
There is a website, Bachelors Degree Online which recently posted a list of 100 Best Blogs for Librarians of the Future. Bearing in mind that this site is a bit commercial and of uncertain authority, it did seem like an interesting list to give a quick look-see. Some of the blogs would make most lists of the heavy hitters in the librarian blogging universe.
There are a lot of good library blogs out there. What amazed me was that someone would put out a list of top 100 library Blogs with Blogs that aren’t current on it. This list contains the following blogs that I would consider to be not current. Although I am linking to them, I’m not advocating reading them, merely listing them as examples of out of date blogs that still roam the ether… There may be more on the list, I just found these on a random romp through the list.
Librarians Rant (most recent post, December 2008) (there is a note on the site that there is a new home coming soon, but still nothing, shouldn’t be on a list of 100 best blogs)
I’d have to say at the end of the day; I would question whether the list is really the Best Blogs. That seems a bit hyperbolic to me. Overall, however, I would say that a list posted in August 2009 should at least contain blogs that are being currently updated. Granted I only have a readership of like 6, but at least my blog is currently updated. Not to mention Michelle Kraft’s excellent Krafty Librarian Blog and Nicole Dettmar’s Eagle Dawg Blog. Now those are blogs worth including on a Best of the Blogs.