Lately, a few folks have asked me how I manage to keep up/stay fresh with the latest information for professional development. Thanks to the beauty of RSS, I can follow many blogs, podcasts and free webinars, and I can access the information when I have free time in the evenings.
A few of my (highly recommended) favorites are listed below…
Podcasts are a great way to pass the time while driving to work.
I follow many, but here are a few of my favorites:
- Agnostic, Maybe
- Attempting Elegance
- In the Library with the Lead Pipe
- Information Wants to be Free
- Librarian by Day
- Librarian In Black
- Musings about Librarianship
- Resource Shelf
- Swiss Army Librarian
- Tame the Web
- The Unquiet Library
- Virtual Dave…Real Blog
- EDUCAUSE 7 Things You Should Know
- Inside Higher Ed
- The Student Affairs Collaborative
- Pew Research
- Chronicle of Higher Education
Webinars (especially free ones, of course) are a great way to actively participate and learn from other professionals.
- WebJunction (archived webinars are free)
- Marianne Lenox’s Google Reader Bundle
- Library Webinars Blog
A few other favorite websites:
In addition to the above, I follow a few Listservs and many Twitter feeds and lists. Subscription-based periodicals are great, as well as open access library and information journals, but the above links provide information daily.