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Professional Development Resources for Librarians: Library Tech Blogs

The Digital Librarian

The Digital Librarian

Nick Tanzi is a library technology consultant and author of Making the Most of Digital Collections Through Training and Outreach and Best Technologies for Public Libraries: Policies, Programs, and Services. Tanzi was a column editor for Public LIbrary Magazine "The Wired Library". Tanzi has also been published in Computers in Libraries, Library Journal, American Libraries, and Marketing Library Services.

Musings about Librarianship

Musings about Librarianship is a blog by Aaron Tay, a librarian who works in Singapore and has a background in academic librarianship.

Examples of posts include:

  • 5 Services to Help Researchers Find Free Full Text Instantly & a Quick Assessment of Effectiveness
  • Using OpenRefine & Reconciliation Services - Learning the Ropes
  • A Quick Comparison of Online Infographics Makers - Infogram, Pikochart and Venngage

Swiss Army Librarian

Swiss Army Librarian is a blog by Brian Herzog, a reference librarian at a public library in Massachusetts 

Examples of posts include:

  • This One Weird Trick Will Increase Library Program Attendance!
  • Whose (First) Line Is It Book Display
  • Resources for Book Suggestions


Created by the staff at South Central Library System made up of public libraries throughout Wisconsin, TechBits includes "bits of technology for your library."

Examples of posts include:

  • Low-tech Maker Fun
  • Test Your Cybersecurity Knowledge
  • Cleaning up Your Patron Database: Address Verification Tools