Looking around the cpd23 blogosphere, I came across appealing titles, marvellous designs and creative posts. Many of the posts talked about the selection process. I have to say, I started with the list, selected a few names that sounded interesting, followed comments (and experiencing the snowball effect) and ended with browsing consciously the delicious list by sector and country. I was intrigued by the first impressions, my interest to learn more about the persons behind the blogs (which, in turn, made me think about adding an about me-page to my blog) and the clever word-plays. The following weblogs left a lasting impression:
- Behind the Bookshelves: Created by Cara Clarke, a chartered librarian from the West Midlands, appeals to me with its informal and reflective writing. The design feels very bright and positive.
- Library Wanderer: Helen Murphy, working as Deputy Librarian for Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and supercharging CPD23, chose a list of blogs based on the TV series Neighbours. Love the connection!
- Dreaming in the stacks: Written by a soon-to-be librarian, currently writing a dissertation for an MA in Library and Information Studies, the blog posts mirror my reflective thoughts on writing. I completely relate being more a passive reader than an active contributor – I could not have said it better.
- Information Overload: What is the library professions about? To cope with and prevent an information overload. Liked the title and the thouroughly annotated blog list.
- Learning to be social: Another clever-chosen title. Hannah Young, the Information Librarian for Law and Human Sciences at Southampton Solent University, writes about her first experiences in the web 2.0 world and being drawn into its active part.
By the way: A list of German librarian’s and library’s weblogs is available at LISWiki.
Photo taken at: Gärten der Welt (Gardens of the World) – Oriental garden, Berlin, June 2011.