I read a number of library and technology blogs, and subscribe to a number of professionally related email lists. I also check in regularly at Library Society of the World: a great community of librarians (and other interested parties) who share tips and ideas.
My lists of blogs and email lists flexes depending on current projects and interests, but it always includes a local or regional library list as well as topical ones.
I love conferences for the chance to dip my toe in some new areas of interest, or learn how to do things better. I’ve attended the following:
- TIES (Technology in K-12 education in Minneapolis, Minnesota) in 2006, 2007, 2008. I presented in 2007 and 2008.
- LibTech (Library technology conference in St. Paul, Minnesota: I attended in 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2016. I presented in 2013 and presented again in 2016.
- Computers in Libraries (Washington, D.C.): I attended in 2013.