Vermont Department of Libraries

February 1, 2007

Websites of interest to public librarians

Filed under: Programs & Resources — vtdeptlib @ 10:17 am

Librarians in even the tiniest libraries will want to subscribe to Marylaine Block’s weekly “Neat New Stuff” wherein she points out websites and blogs useful for reference librarians and anybody overwhelmed by the vast amount of information available on the internet.? To subscribe, go to

It was via Marylaine that I learned about the following:



1 Comment »

  1. I took a look at Nancy Pearl’s “Book Lust” ( and had somewhat the usual “all at sea” feeling that I have when if firts visit a wiki. When I go to a wiki just to explore (not to find a specific bit of information for which I use the search function) I find that many wiki’s take a while to get used to as you figure out how the contributors have organized the information. However, on Book Lust I got my first sight of a “Browse by Keywords” function where you just start typing in key words and a cool list of keywords links comes up where the bigger the word is the more populaar the keyword tags are.

    Maybe this function is new only to me, but it makes wandering around the wiki more fun.

    Comment by Sheila — February 2, 2007 @ 3:07 pm

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