It's a real treat for me when a new library history blog or website comes online or when I discover one for the first time. I previously compiled a list of the best library history websites and blogs. Here are three more great ones that I have found to add to that list:
Bernadette Lear has a special interest in
Pennsylvania library history so her blog is appropriately named In Search of Pennsylvania Library
History. Bernadette is Chair of the Library History Round Table of the
American Library Association and a rising star among library historians. I'm
especially impressed with Bernadette's commitment to reach beyond the community
of library history scholars to share America's library heritage. Although
focused on Pennsylvania her well written and researched posts are of interest to
anyone who is a fan of library history.
Orty Ortwein finds bookmobiles
fascinating and his blog Bookmobiles: A History certainly
reflects that. As a fellow fan of bookmobiles, their romance, and history I'm
delighted to discover Orty's blog.
The website for the online History of Libraries course at
the University of Indiana/Purdue University at Indianapolis (UIPUI) School of
Library and Information Science taught by Annette Lamb is an extensive library
history resource and well worth multiple visits. Also of note is Lamb's website
for her online course The Book: 1450
to the Present.
The two blogs are conveniently linked and updated on "My Blog List" to the left.