Learn something #2 – Keep up to date

Library and information professionals are always learning, and constantly looking for new ways to meet the needs of their communities. As well as keeping up to date via Twitter, I subscribe to a few old-school newsletters. Here’s some of my picks:

General library and information newsletters:

  • Newslet for Libraries is an international “curated newsletter for library & information professionals” – subscribe here
  • Information and Data Manager weekly is an information management newsletter –  subscribe here
  • Read for Later is a weekly newsletter from the American Library Association’s Center for the Future of Libraries – subscribe here
  • ALIA weekly contains library and information sector news from the Australian Library and Information Association. You can subscribe here even if you’re not an ALIA member.

Special topic newsletters

And here’s a million more library newsletters from different bloggers.

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts for library and information students and new grads. Even though we can’t meet in person due to the impact of COVID-19, there are lots of ways to feel connected, keep learning and figure out what you’re interested in. The blog posts so far are:

Feel connected #1 – Join Twitter

Feel connected #2 – Join a Twitter chat

Learn something #1 – Do a free online course

Learn something #2 – Keep up to date (this post)

Take regular breaks from being online during intense news cycles (like now) – see here for lots of mental health support resources.

Coming up next – Learn something #3 – Experience a conference

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