The 10-Minute International Librarian #10: Find, and sign up to, a library blog

Libraries are at the heart of so many key discussions.

Information – and the changing ways in which it is collected, produced, presented, shared and used – is a top political issue.

With centuries of experience, libraries have so much to bring to any discussion

Of course, these changes also affect libraries, forcing us the library field to think deeply about the our role, and how we can best serve our communities.

These are often big questions, and it can be difficult to find the time to sit back and think through them.

But you’re not alone in doing so! There are lots of great people thinking and writing about the library field, from different backgrounds and points of view.

Reading what they have to say can be a great starting point for engaging in wider discussions.

So for our 10th 10-Minute International Librarian exercise, find and sign up to a library blog.

Think of interesting people you’ve heard speak or read about, or you could ask a friend or a colleague.

Try also to look for people with different perspectives. You don’t have to agree with what they say – disagreeing can be a great way to refine your own ideas.

Share your favourite ideas in the comments box below – you may just help someone else discover a great source of ideas!

Good luck!


This idea relates to the IFLA Strategy! Key Initiative 2.1 :Produce, communicate and distribute key resources and materials that inspire the profession .

As we publish more ideas, you will be able to view these using the #10MinuteInternationalLibrarian tag on this blog, and of course on IFLA’s Ideas Store! Do also share your ideas in the comments box.

5 thoughts on “The 10-Minute International Librarian #10: Find, and sign up to, a library blog

  1. Clare Brown

    I spend a lot of time finding and aggregating amazing library blogs, as well as producing my own work for my company blog. I really don’t want to add the link as you might think I’m spamming so message me if you want it. I love reading RIPS Law Librarian, Library Boy: Legal Research News from an Ottawa Law Librarian, DILON (for diversity issues), Super Library Marketing blog. And of course the British Library and IFLA blogs!

  2. Abi Enna

    Library Advocacy!
    This involves being in the spot light and finding reasons to remain there.
    Just like politics, the people and environment may change but the interest remains the same.
    The unlimited access to information is a threat to Libraries and Librarianship. It is important that Libraries find new and amazing ways to remain relevant to the society and to make the Library get the attention of the researchers all the time.

  3. Salman Haider

    Librarianship Studies & Information Technology is a blog of Library and Information Science. It is one of the best rewarding and internationally acclaimed blogs for the Libraries, Librarians, Catalogers, Information Scientists, LIS Faculty, and research scholars. Whether you are a student, a researcher, or a working professional, this place is for you, absolutely free forever. The blog aims to provide a world-class education in library and information sciences globally.
    Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog articles are appreciated and referred by reputable corporate bodies such as University of Basel, Switzerland, University of Salamanca, Spain, Institut de l’information scientifique et technique (English: Institute of Scientific and Technical Information), French National Centre for Scientific Research, France, MERLOT – the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning Online and Teaching, California, United States, Sage Library System, Oregon, United States, American Library Association, Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS), Food and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Italy.

  4. Testimony Adebiyi

    With the evolving trends in technology, the world is becoming digital. Ranging from all fields- health, marketing,politics, education and so on, technology is being incorporated. More libraries should adopt this system in order to serve library users better. It is time, libraries gain their grounds in the virtual space

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