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
- Australian Public Library Alliance News – subscribe here
- ALIA Children’s and Youth Services Group – subscribe here
- ALIA Schools newsletter – subscribe here
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