Below is an extensive (but by no means exhaustive) list of websites, blogs, Facebook pages/groups, Twitter accounts and more that contain valuable resources related to library issues, book reviews and recommendations, programming and display ideas, reading and literacy, new technology and digital/media awareness . Many of the following have more than point of access, so be sure to find them using whichever online/social media platforms you prefer. As well, while they are loosely categorized below, many resources fall under more than one category.

Librarianship news/issues:

In the Library With a Lead Pipe (open access, open peer reviewed online library journal)

Lauren’s Library Blog (Lauren Pressley)

Librarian in Black (Sarah Houghton)

The Information Activist Librarian (Dr. Anthony Molaro)

The Daring Librarian (Gwyneth A. Jones)

NeverEnding Search (SLJ: Joyce Valenza)

The Caffeinated Librarian (Kristina Weber)

The Library Voice (Shannon McClintock Miller)

The Unquiet Librarian

No Shelf Required (Sue Polanka)

Wearing 500 Hats (Joanne de Groot)

LISNews (collaborative blog on LIS current events and news)

Library Link of the Day

Library Journal

School Library Journal

Stephen’s Lighthouse (library industry trends, technology, resources)

Library 2.0

Library Media Connection (edWeb)

Teen Services Underground

Library Displays (display/programming ideas)


Book Reviews and Recommendations:

Livres ouverts

Quebec Reading Connection

Amelia Bloomer Project

The Booklist Reader

Children’s Book-A-Day Almanac

Nerdy Book Club

Librarian’s Quest

The Book Monsters


Read Now Sleep Later

The Brain Lair

This Picture Book Life

The Horn Book

Forever Young Adult (Kirkus Reviews)




Kirkus Reviews (children’s blog)

The Children’s Book Review

ALSC blog

Picture This! Teaching with Picture Books

Dewey Divas

100 Scope Notes (SLJ)

Librairie Monet

The Hub (YALSA)

A Bookshelf Monstrosity


Facebook Groups/Pages:

Libraries & Social Media

I Freaking Love Libraries

Storytime Underground

Teen Librarians

Geek the Library


Voices for School Libraries (Canada)



Ontario Library Association

Canadian Library Association

American Library Association

Library of Congress

Center for Teaching Through Children’s Books



International Literacy Association

IBBY International

IBBY Canada

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre

49th Shelf

YA Book Shelf

A Mighty Girl

Book Riot

Children’s Literature Assembly




Literacy Today

National Reading Campaign

The Global Read Aloud



Teen Tech Week

Free Tech 4 Teachers

Teach Thought

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning



Digital and Media Literacy:

Digital Citizenship Quebec

Media Smarts

Common Sense Media
















See more here: 200 librarians to follow on Twitter



Also consider following authors, illustrators, publishers and your local library(ies) and book store(s).

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