Inspiration

Websites

matilda
Matilda- one of my favorite childhood books & literary heroes
  • Library of Congress– an amazing digital collection of pictures, maps, 3D objects, primary sources, on and on
  • Beth’s Blog– American owner of Boekhandel van Rossum, a bookstore in Amsterdam, reviews a wide range of books
  • Book Riot– Buzzfeed for readers
  • Library Marketing Blog– library-centric marketing tips, ideas, and trends
  • LAC Blog– articles about everything from data preservation to information staffing
  • Little Free Library Blog– ideas and articles for embracing the LFL movement
  • Literary Hub– great place for recommendations, includes the most talked about books, a daily fiction pick, and bookish articles
  • Springshare Blog– tech features, tips, and discussions from the preeminent platform for library innovation (including LibGuides)
  • NYR Daily– an “intellectual journal” featuring writers covering a wide range of topics
  • PW– publishing news, book recommendations, literary awards- all books, all the time
  • The Millions– Book reviews, essays, and columns, oh my!

Research

  • SearchReSearch– everyone can use research tips, Dan Russell works at Google by day and explores the way people search/research by night

Podcasts (literary and non-literary)

  • Revisionist History– Malcolm Gladwell doing what he does best: digging out sociological truths based on little known history, statistics, and facts.
  • Modern Love– the NY Times column featuring stories of “love, loss and redemption,” submitted by readers. Theatrical readings of these columns by celebrities and updates from the authors.
  • Annotated– a new podcasts from Book Riot, only a few episodes have been released but readers will love the stories about glamorous librarians, the resurgence of a book published in 1949 (for more), and how independent bookstores are still around.
  • Book Review- another NY Times podcast.
  • Other podcasts I enjoy, S-Town, Crimetown, Embedded, Code Switch, Popcast, Guardian Books.

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