CILIP have been trying to widen the community section of their website for a while now and one of their newer innovations is the CILIP members blog landscape. It’s basically a collection of library related blogs written by members of CILIP. A short summary of the most recent posts can be viewed by anyone (you don’t need to sign in to the CILIP website) and they link to the original blog posts if you want to read more.I may be slightly biased (my blog has been added to the list!), but I really do think this is a great new resource for the community on CILIP. It’s certainly a good way to keep up-to-date with UK library developments as well as introducing you to new and interesting blogs you may have been unaware of.

I like these sort of things as they make it very easy for people to read many blogs without having to be aware of them all individually (particularly useful for those who don’t subscribe to RSS feeds and want to have a ready made one stop shop for library related blogging).

Hopefully it will become more popular and more blogs will be added too. 🙂

  • Hi Jo,
    Thanks for posting this, I’ve never looked at Cilip communities before. This blog collection could turn out to be really useful.
    I wondered how you went about getting your blog listed on there. I suspect Cilip will be reluctant to list mine as I am not always very positive about them in my postings, but it might be worth a try.
    K

  • Jo Alcock

    Hi Katharine,

    Yes I agree, I think it could be very useful for tracking what’s going on in the field. I’ve already found more interesting blogs from there to add to my Bloglines account.

    I’m not sure how they found my blog to be honest, although spam bots seem to be able to find it easily too!

    I’ve just checked my original e-mail from them and it says to contact the Communities Team if you’re interested in getting your blog listed on there.

    Jo.