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TLA Member Blogs

Bloggers: Jan Hodge & Carol Hafer
Description: Blog dedicated to managing multiple libraries and working smarter.

The Brainy Librarian 
Blogger: Amanda Leigh Gomez
Description: An academic librarian covering hot topics, humor, and career development for students, newer librarians, and job seekers.

Blogger: David Bigwood
Description: Covering news of interest to the cataloging community. The scope includes but is not limited to Description: ISBN/AACR/MARC and includes semantic mark-up, metadata, ontologies, and other tools to aid in the FRBR user tasks.

Blogger: kYmberly Keeton
Description: Keeton created this blog to document her experiences as an African American graduate student in Library Science & Information Technology at the University of North Texas. The blog features news, events, advocacy, and humor.

Empowering Children to Reading
Blogger: Cheryl Hill
Description: Discusses strategies and rationale for promoting reading to children.

Hall Ways
Blogger: Kristine Hall
Description: Book views, reviews, and news you can use - or not. The blog is primarily book reviews of middle grade and young adult books, with some children’s and adult books in the mix. Where applicable, content that includes sex, profanity, drug/alcohol use, and violence is noted. With rare exceptions, there are no book summaries or overviews, and no spoilers.

Homebound Project
Blogger: Marci Chen (group)
Description: This the the project blog for the Homebound Project. NTLP staff and the 3 pilot libraries share experiences, activities, challenges, and success stories related to providing library service to homebound individuals.

The Homestead Librarian
Blogger: Amy Pajewski
Description: Facilitates discussion about academic libraries, marketing, outreach, and sustainability while providing easy-to-do DIY from home to desk.

Hoppe’s Hoppin’ Book BLOG
Blogger: Kelly M. Hoppe
Description: Hoppe’s Hoppin’ Book BLOG uses various resources to promote and encourage recreational reading among teens and encourage an interest in anything related to reading in general.

Kids’ BRAIN: Books, Reviews, and Information Now!
Blogger: Laura Jewell (group)
Description: Library system blog; reviews books, music, and more for birth to 5th grade.

Librarian in Cute Shoes
Blogger: Cynthia Alaniz
Description: Alaniz shares book notes and reviews on picture books and middle grade novels. She also writes about the awesomeness of libraries, her work in the library, technology, and her love of learning.

Library Technology in Texas
Blogger: Christine Peterson
Description: Technology changes or advances that may have an impact on the library profession. Secondary focus is on technology created or used in Texas.

The Power of Story Blog  
Blogger: Sue Kuentz
Description: My blog focuses on the power of storytelling and its connections to reading, writing, listening in the content areas. I've had a storytelling club for 2nd - 5th graders for the past 20 years and enjoy sharing our activities with others in hopes that librarians/teachers would see the huge benefit of beginning their own storytelling clubs. I currently am blogging every day this month of April to share storytelling connections with our Summer Library Theme - Every Hero Has a Story.

The Pumped Librarian  
Blogger: Nicole Pagowsky
Description: Focused on early career librarianship from the viewpoint of a new, academic librarian at an urban community college. Covers topics of reference, instruction, outreach, and (emerging) technology.

Readers Exchange (Round Rock Public Library)
Blogger: Linda Sappenfield
Description: The purpose of the blog is to personalize Round Rock Public Library and market the library as interesting, relevant, and showing that library staff are navigating through life just as patrons are.  Reading selections are also featured.

Ruth Borchardt Elementary School Library Blog
Blogger: Nancy Jo Lambert
Description: This is a library blog for parents, students, teachers, and other librarians about books, and library events. I often post interesting and exciting things that we are doing in the library or that young readers might enjoy. Students submit book reviews and book trailers for the blog so we can all get excited about books!

Sassy Bibliophile
Blogger: Sonja Schulz
Description: My blog is just all things library related. I am a middle school librarian, and I include events, book reviews, cool library related videos, etc.

Speed of Light: Books, Art, Nature and Life's Sometimes Illuminative Moments
Blogger: Keddy Ann Outlaw
Description: Musing on literature, libraries, and life by a retired public librarian with almost 30 years experience.  The blog also covers Lariat List issues.

THO (Texas Heritage Online) 
Blogger: Danielle Plummer
Description: Texas Heritage Online promotes collaboration among Texas institutions by establishing common standards, sharing best practices and facilitating cooperative funding to provide online access to cultural heritage resources that benefit learners.

Texas Library Lady
Blogger: Kristi K. Betts
Description: This blog is the marriage of my professional and personal reading life. I review a variety of books I read professionally as a school librarian for over 600 four- and five-year olds as well as the many books I read for pleasure.

Young Adult Books – What We're Reading Now
Blogger: Pamela Thompson
Description: Features YA novel reviews, sci-fi, chick lit, middle school and high school picks, dystopian picks, and many reviews for books not yet published.

This posting of TLA member blogs is offered as a courtesy. TLA does not endorse these blogs and bears no responsibility concerning the content of the blogs. We reserve the right to remove the listing of any blog at any time.

If you have a library-related blog, are a member of TLA, and would like your blog included here, contact: Gloria Meraz. Please email the name of your blog, the URL, your name, your TLA member number, and a brief description of your blog.

Created on Sep 13, 2010 | Last updated April 07, 2015