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Top Product Management and UX Articles of 2016

These were my favorite product management and UX articles of 2016. Hope you enjoy!

Product Management

  1. How To Build A Product Roadmap Everyone Understands by @dreasaez

    Read it on Medium

  2. 13 tips for product leaders on distributed teams by @hpalan

    Read it on Medium

  3. 10 Onboarding Lessons from Product Experts by @_pulkitagrawal

    Read it at https://chmln.co/2bAaLq3

  4. A Bad Product Decision by @BrandonMChu

    Read it on Medium

  5. How To Be A Better SaaS Product Manager: 11 Tips From Top SaaS PMs by @authorkate

    Read it at https://www.chargify.com/blog/11-tips-how-to-be-a-better-saas-product-manager

  6. 5 signs your product and UX teams are disconnected by @jimsemick

    Read it at http://blog.invisionapp.com/product-ux-team-collaboration

  7. Finding the Truth Behind MVPs by @lissijean

    Read it at http://melissaperri.com/2016/05/05/finding-the-truth-behind-mvps

  8. Five Steps to Launching a Product in a Hostile Market by @gordontredgold

    Read it at http://www.inc.com/gordon-tredgold/five-steps-to-launching-a-product-in-a-hostile-market.html

  9. Product Managers, Stop Worrying about Building the Wrong Thing on Schedule: A Q&A with Laura Klein by @LisaAbbott

    Read it at http://blog.wootric.com/product-managers-stop-worrying-about-building-the-wrong-thing-on-schedule-a-qa-with-laura-klein

  10. Self Mastery for Product Managers by @johnpeltier

    Read it at http://johnpeltier.com/blog/2016/04/03/self-mastery

UX

  1. It’s 2016 already, how are websites still screwing up these user experiences?! by @troyhunt

    Read it at https://www.troyhunt.com/its-2016-already-how-are-websites-still

  2. Explaining UX with a glass of lemonade by @axbom

    Read it on Medium

  3. Reducing Cognitive Overload For A Better User Experience by @halarewich

    Read it at https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/09/reducing-cognitive-overload-for-a-better-user-experience

  4. Designing A Dementia-Friendly Website by @DementiaTweets

    Read it at https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/05/designing-a-dementia-friendly-website

  5. Meaningfully Judging Performance in Terms of User Experience by @schoeyfield

    Read it at http://libux.co/meaningfully-judging-performance-terms-user-experience

  6. Accessibility Whack-A-Mole by @scuff_el

    Read it at http://alistapart.com/article/accessibility-whack-a-mole

  7. Erika Hall on evidence-based design and looking beyond data by @JuliaSagar

    Read it at http://www.creativebloq.com/features/erika-hall-on-evidence-based-design-and-looking-beyond-data

  8. Managing Interruptions = Better Digital Product Design by @DrAnnaLCox

    Read it at http://www.mindtheproduct.com/2016/03/managing-interruptions-better-digital-product-design

  9. How Our Product Design Team Conducts Usability Tests Every 2 Weeks by @leemunroe

    Read it on Medium

  10. Buttons in UI Design: The Evolution of Style and Best Practices by @101babich

    Read it on Medium

What did I forget to list? Please leave a comment and let me know!

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200 Librarians to Follow on Twitter

It’s nice to have a support network of smart librarians to talk to and learn from on Twitter. I’ve compiled a list of 200 librarians I recommend following on Twitter. Read Library Science Daily for their contributions to my library world. I publish it every morning.

 

  1. Shannon Miller @shannonmmiller Teacher Librarian. 2014 LJ Mover & Shaker.Consultant. Denver, Colorado vanmeterlibraryvoice.blogspot.com
  2. Phil Shapiro @philshapiro Washington DC http://www.his.com/~pshapiro/briefbio.html
  3. Crime Travelers @PaulAertker Action-adventure travel writer for children. Author of http://www.crimetravelers.com Former cubicle dweller, librarian & teacher. http://www.amazon.com/Brainwashed-Crime-Travelers-Paul-Aertker/dp/194013711X
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  5. Jose Afonso Furtado @jafurtado Former art library director at Gulbenkian Foundation. Lisboa, Portugal http://linkedin.com/in/jatsf
  6. Joy Weese Moll @joyweesemoll Librarian Book Blogger Kirkwood, MO http://joyweesemoll.com
  7. Connie Crosby @conniecrosby Toronto, ON conniecrosby.blogspot.com
  8. Buffy J. Hamilton @buffyjhamilton Librarian and teacher; 2011 LJ Mover and Shaker. theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com
  9. James Neal @james3neal MLS from @I_UMD – Librarian Greenbelt, MD – Columbia, SC http://james3neal.tumblr.com
  10. Joyce Valenza @joycevalenza Assistant Professor Rutgers University SC&I, teacher-librarian Abington, PA about.me/jvalenza
  11. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5571/14745363688_e1561602d7_q.jpg The Daring Librarian @GwynethJones Teacher Librarian. DC Metro, HoCo, & Balto, hon! http://thedaringlibrarian.com
  12. David Lee King @davidleeking Topeka, KS http://davidleeking.com
  13. Stephen Abram @sabram Toronto, ON http://stephenslighthouse.com
  14. Anna M @helgagrace Public library reference librarian. Western MA fadedhat.blogspot.com
  15. Liz Burns @LizB Librarian. Earth http://lizburns.org
  16. Kelly Jensen @catagator Editor for @BookRiot. Reformed librarian. It Happens: A Guide to Contemporary YA Fiction (Book). Former Texan. http://stackedbooks.org
  17. INALJ (Naomi House) @needalibraryjob Library Journal Mover&Shaker 2013 US & International http://inalj.com
  18. Ian Clark @ijclark Radical librarian. Canterbury/London http://ijclark.com
  19. Cecily Walker @skeskali librarian Vancouver, BC http://cecily.info
  20. Tom Bruno @oodja Librarian @Yale. Milford, CT http://www.amazon.com/Tom-Bruno/e/B0075E4D6Q
  21. Siva Vaidhyanathan @sivavaid Author of The Googlization of Everything (2011), The Anarchist in the Library (2004), and Copyrights and Copywrongs (2001). Charlottesville, VA
  22. John Dupuis @dupuisj Science & Engineering Librarian, Steacie Science & Engineering Library, York University. Toronto, ON scienceblogs.com/confessions/
  23. Meg Gerritsen Knodl @DotMeg Minneapolis, MN
  24. Kate @librarian_kate Norwalk, CT/New York City http://katekosturski.info
  25. Brent Ferguson @webmaster_ref Librarian South Bend, IN http://myepl.org
  26. john fink @adr Hamilton, Ontario. http://jbfink.github.com
  27. Jenny Luca @jennyluca Director of ICT and eLearning. Australia http://jennyluca.com
  28. Library Girl @jenniferlagarde 2012 LJ Mover & Shaker. ALA/NYT I Love My Librarian Winner. http://librarygirl.net
  29. Sarah Houghton @TheLiB Librarian. San Rafael, CA http://LibrarianInBlack.net
  30. jessamyn west @jessamyn Rural librarian geek. vermont http://librarian.net
  31. Steven R. Harris @srharris19 Assistant Dean of Libraries, U. Nevada, Reno. Reno NV about.me/srharris19
  32. Ayla Stein @TheStacksCat Urbana, IL http://about.me/aylastein
  33. Ranti Junus @ranti Systems & E-resources Librarian. Lansing, MI, USA http://rantijunus.net
  34. Greg Lambert @glambert Law Librarian (BigLaw) Houston, TX http://geeklawblog.com
  35. pcsweeney @pcsweeney USCG Captain of the Story Sailboat http://www.thestorysailboat.com San Jose, CA http://pcsweeney.com
  36. Rita Meade @ScrewyDecimal Librarian. @BookRiot contributing editor/Dear Book Nerd host. Picture book author (S&S Kids, 2016!) Brooklyn, NY http://screwydecimal.com
  37. Phil Bradley @Philbradley A librarian & internet consultant. I teach effective internet search techniques, & use of Web 2.0 technologies. London UK http://philb.com
  38. Kathy Kaldenberg @scsdmedia Peripatetic Librarian. Iowa http://rebelmouse.com/scsdmedia/
  39. Anne Haines @annehaines web content specialist at an academic library annehaines.wordpress.com
  40. Ned Potter @ned_potter York http://ned-potter.com
  41. Marla Waltman @marlawd Toronto, Canada marlatravels.blogspot.com
  42. Robert Smith @rosmith11 Subject Specialist for Science & Engineering Carleton University Library Ottawa Canada. https://www.library.carleton.ca/contact/staff-directory/robert-smith
  43. Judy O’Connell @heyjudeonline Sydney, Australia http://judyoconnell.com
  44. Travis Jonker @100scopenotes Elementary school librarian. Michigan http://100scopenotes.com
  45. Marshall Breeding @mbreeding editor of Library Technology Guides, columnist for Computers in Libraries, Editor of Smart Libraries Newsletter Nashville, TN http://librarytechnology.org
  46. val forrestal @vforrestal web services librarian, cuny NJ/NY http://vforrestal.com
  47. Kimberly Rues @KimberlyRues Kansas City, MO about.me/kimberlyrues
  48. Bobbi Newman @bobbinewman Librarian. PhD student Media Studies CU Boulder. MA PoliSci, MA LibSci. Colorado, USA http://bobbinewman.net
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  50. Katy Wrathall @katy_wrathall Librarian UK somewhere smilylibrarian.wordpress.com
  51. C Foote @technolibrary Educ /librarian, 1:1 iPad campus http://futura.edublogs.org
  52. Eric Rumsey @EricRumsey Iowa City http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/needtoknow/2013/09/04/plant-based-foods-a-tricky-pubmed-search/
  53. Jacob Berg @jacobsberg Library Director. beerbrarian.blogspot.com
  54. Annie @catladylib I’m a librarian. 2014 ALA Emerging Leader. Chicago catladylibrarian.wordpress.com
  55. m3mo @m3mo Anarcho-librarian Boise, ID
  56. Librarianry @LibrarianRy Librarian that is looking to be educated by the masses. Madison, WI
  57. Michael Stephens @mstephens7 LIS educator Traverse City, MI http://tametheweb.com
  58. Declan Fleming @declan IT Director, library techie San Diego, California http://declan.net
  59. Chris Bourg @mchris4duke AUL for Public Services, Stanford University Libraries. Stanford, CA chrisbourg.wordpress.com
  60. Justin Hoenke @JustinLibrarian I am a librarian. I believe that our #1 job is to do awesome things for our communities. Chattanooga, TN http://justinthelibrarian.com
  61. Andy @wawoodworth Librarian extraordinaire. New Jersey, USA http://agnosticmaybe.wordpress.com
  62. J Way @judithway Australian high school teacher librarian. Melbourne http://jway.global2.vic.edu.au
  63. Ellyssa Kroski @ellyssa NYC http://ellyssakroski.com
  64. Robin Ashford @rashford Associate Librarian, Assistant Professor — Emerging Technologies Portland, Oregon, USA http://about.me/robinashford
  65. Mylee Joseph @myleejoseph urban librarian Sydney, Australia
  66. Cyndi @cyndie23 Children’s Librarian. Southern California
  67. pollyalida @pollyalida Librarian. NY about.me/pollyalida
  68. K.G. Schneider @kgs University librarian. Bay Area, California http://freerangelibrarian.com
  69. Nikki D Robertson @NikkiDRobertson EdCampATL CoFounder, School lib turned Inst. Tech Facilitator Huntsville, AL http://e.nikkidrobertson.com
  70. Pat Wagner @pat2pattern Denver http://sieralearn.com
  71. PrincessOfTheWorld @princessofworld Princess of the World and in my spare time I am also a librarian Henrico, VA notablereading.blogspot.com
  72. Daniel Messer @bibrarian Phoenix and Queen Creek, AZ http://cyberpunklibrarian.com
  73. Heather McCormack @HuisceBeatha Collection Development Manager of 3M Cloud Library. Country of Ungentrified Bklyn http://cloudunbound.tumblr.com
  74. Jason Griffey @griffey I write and talk about libraries. Sewanee, TN http://jasongriffey.net
  75. Bethany Nowviskie @nowviskie Director, Digital Research & Scholarship, UVa Library; CLIR Distinguished Presidential Fellow; Past Prez, Association for Computers & the Humanities Scholars’ Lab, U of Virginia http://nowviskie.org
  76. Jo Alcock @joeyanne Researcher, librarian. West Midlands, UK http://joeyanne.co.uk
  77. Carol Tilley @AnUncivilPhD Somewhere in the Midwest http://caroltilley.net
  78. Lisa Bunker @mutabilis I’m a Social Media Librarian. Tucson, AZ tucsontalks.blogspot.com
  79. greg hardin @ghardin academic librarian. dallas, tx about.me/ghardin
  80. gretchen caserotti @gcaserotti Balancing libraries, art, children and technology. 1st time Library Director in the land of Famous Potatoes. meridian, id
  81. Margot Note @margotnote Archivist and librarian. Author of Managing Image Collections: A Practical Guide (2011) and Project Management for Information Professionals (2015). New York City http://linkedin.com/in/margotnote/
  82. Julia @sparkymonster
  83. Professor Krampus @nnschiller librarian, professor PNW – Portland (ish) http://informationgames.info
  84. Jenny Levine @shifted Shifting libraries and the American Library Association (MPOW) Chicago, IL, USA http://theshiftedlibrarian.com
  85. Lauren Smith @walkyouhome LIS PhDer (young people’s relationships with political information, political agency and participation, critical infolit). Public library advocate. The Shire about.me/walkyouhome
  86. Shirley Burnham @ShirleyBurnham Swindon, England
  87. Kristen H. @bookgoil I’m an elementary school librarian in the suburbs of Chicago as well as a book blogger and lifetime reader. I read mainly YA & MG books and love graphic novels. IL, USA http://thebookmonsters.com
  88. Andromeda Yelton @ThatAndromeda LITA, Ada Initiative. Empowering librarians via code. Somerville, MA http://andromedayelton.com
  89. Steven M. Cohen @LibraryStuff Law Librarian. NY http://librarystuff.net
  90. Emily Clasper @eclasper Long Island, NY http://eclasper.com
  91. kate @itsjustkate
    http://loosecannonlibrarian.net
  92. Peter Brantley @naypinya Director Digital Library Applications, New York Public Library. New York http://nypl.org
  93. Stacy Dillon @mytweendom School Librarian. NYC tweendom.blogspot.com
  94. Heather Moorefield @actinginthelib Assistant Professor for The School of Library and Information Science at The University of SC. Chair of AASL Best Websites Committee. South Carolina http://techfifteen.com
  95. Colleen Greene @colleengreene Librarian, web developer, content strategist, educator @pollaklibrary. Genealogist, historian, foodie, hiker, quilter. Orange County, CA about.me/colleengreene
  96. Jody Wurl @Jodyth Public librarian with a focus on website ux, teens, filmmaking, and geek culture. Twin Cities http://linkedin.com/in/jodywurl
  97. Cathy Potter @cppotter K-5 Librarian, NBCT, book blogger & reviewer, chair of CYBILS Book Apps & Chickadee Award committee, co-host of #MELit
    feslibrarylens.blogspot.com/ Maine http://nonfictiondetectives.com
  98. Mx A. Matienzo @anarchivist Brooklyn, NY http://matienzo.org
  99. Jim Bennett @JSSBennett CLA Chair of Member Communications Standing Committee I Trustee Ottawa Public Library Board | President (2010-12) of Federation of Ontario Public Libraries Ottawa, Ontario, Canada https://www.facebook.com/jim.bennett.102361
  100. Toby Greenwalt @theanalogdivide Director of Digital Strategy at @CLP_Tweets. Pittsburgh, PA http://theanalogdivide.com
  101. Laura Solomon @laurasolomon Web developer, librarian Cleveland, Ohio http://meanlaura.com
  102. Ray Maxwell @hsifnihplod New business librarian at Hunter Library, Western Carolina U. Recovering foreign service officer, former naval officer. raymmaxx.wordpress.com/
    linkedin.com/in/rdmaxwell/
  103. Donna R @kebabette Christchurch, New Zealand episodictable.wordpress.com
  104. Lauren Gilbert @UffishL Librarian. Fiction reviewer for @LibraryJournal & @KirkusReviews. Long Island
  105. Andy Burkhardt @vonburkhardt Assistant Director for Digital Strategy @champlib. Burlington, VT http://andyburkhardt.com
  106. Sujei =) @sujeilugo librarian/doctoral candidate/film Boston, MA (via Puerto Rico) http://letterboxd.com/sujeilugo/
  107. Lalitha @librarian_lali Member of YALSA’s 2016 Printz Award Committee. Youth services & community college librarian. San Diego! masalareader.wordpress.com
  108. Linda Lindsay @mauilibrarian2 teacher-librarian Upcountry Maui http://mauilibrarian2.com
  109. Chris Burris @burriscj Winston-Salem, NC http://facebook.com/burriscj
  110. Missy @geceosan I am a librarian. North Carolina
  111. Linda W Braun @lbraun2000 Yth & Family Learning Manager Seattle Pub Lib, Ed Tech Consultant, educator, teen advocate, librarian, YALSA Past Pres http://leonline.com
  112. Jessica Olin @olinj Delaware letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.com
  113. kris @librarykris
  114. Ingrid @MagpieLibrarian Rainbow Book List Member! GLBT RT Director-at-Large! This is what a librarian looks like, kids. Brokelyn magpielibrarian.wordpress.com
  115. lorcan dempsey @lorcanD Working for libraries. Has worked for @dubcilib, @uniofbath, @jisc, @KingsCollegeLon, @oclc, … Columbus, OH http://orweblog.oclc.org
  116. Emily Lloyd @PoesyGalore Creator of 6 Words Minneapolis, Cards Against Librarianship, and Shelf Check. Minneapolis about.me/elloyd74
  117. Aaron Mueller @aaronmueller Teacher-Librarian: Parkland Secondary SD63 Saanich, BC. Instructor:UBC T-L Diploma program Saanich, BC, Canada aaronmueller.com
  118. Emily J. Hurst @hurstej Medical Librarian. Houston, TX emilyjhurst.net
  119. ostephens @ostephens Librarian – what else is there to say? Leamington Spa http://meanboyfriend.com/overdue_ideas
  120. Nancy Sims @CopyrightLibn Copyright Librarian at the U of MN. JD/MLS. Info & personal opinions on copyright, culture, etc. http://blog.lib.umn.edu/copyrightlibn/ Minneapolis, MN https://www.lib.umn.edu/about/staff/nancy-sims
  121. Kristi Chadwick @booksNyarn Library Advisor. 2014 LJ Mover & Shaker. 2013 LJ Reviewer of the Year. Western MA booksyarnink.com
  122. Tiffany Whitehead @librarian_tiff Teacher Librarian, LJ Mover & Shaker, ISTE Emerging Leader Baton Rouge, LA mightylittlelibrarian.com
  123. Steve Thomas @stevelibrarian Public librarian. Host of Circulating Ideas, the librarian interview podcast. Gwinnett County, GA http://circulatingideas.com
  124. Frank Huysmans @fhuysmans Den Haag, Netherlands warekennis.nl
  125. Allison Tran @alli_librarian Youth services librarian. Blog manager for YALSA’s The Hub. Southern California readingeverywhere.com
  126. Lauren Bradley @BibliosaurusRex Judaica Systems Librarian. New York City laurenbradleymlis.wordpress.com
  127. Alan Wylie @wylie_alan A Public Library Worker, Library/Anti-Privatisation Campaigner (VFTL, TLC & SUFL) London dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.com
  128. Sarah Gallagher @SarahLibrarina Librarian in Dunedin @Otago. Dunedin, New Zealand sarahlibrarina.tumblr.com
  129. Shelley (Diaz) Vale @sdiaz101 SLJ Book Reviews, Senior Editor. Future Librarian. Glendale, NY sdiaz101.tumblr.com
  130. Amy Watts @amywatts Athens, GA
  131. Joe Kraus @OAJoe Academic librarian. Littleton, CO libraryjoe.wordpress.com
  132. Angie Manfredi @misskubelik New Mexico fatgirlreading.com
  133. Joe Hardenbrook @mrlibrarydude Librarian @ #CarrollU Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA mrlibrarydude.wordpress.com
  134. Courtney Young @librarycourtney 2014-2015 ALA President, academic librarian (info lit, advising, tech, diversity) Pittsburgh courtneyyoung.org
  135. Jeremy Willette @libraryjet Teacher Librarian for over 700 great kids! From Maine, now living internationally. ECIS Library Committee. NBCT.
  136. Bethany @bookrarian Tweets of Bethany Morse; Librarian Louisville, KY about.me/bethany_morse
  137. Basso Continuo @bckaemper Lib(e)r(t)arian at Stuttgart University Library Stuttgart, Germany
  138. Micah Vandegrift @micahvandegrift Scholarly Communications Librarian at FSU. Tallahassee, FL micahvandegrift.com
  139. Josh Hanagarne @joshhanagarne Author of The World’s Strongest Librarian. Salt Lake City worldsstrongestlibrarian.com
  140. Robert H. McDonald @mcdonald Bloomington, IN rmcdonald.info
  141. Sian @siandart Sian was once locked in the school library for hours. She was probably bitten by a radioactive librarian, but the infection lay dormant… Melbourne goo.gl/UGAar
  142. Kirstin Dougan @kmdougan Music & performing arts librarian. Professional tweets at @mpalillinois. Urbana, IL about.me/kirstindougan
  143. Daniel Ransom @ThePinakes 2014 ALA Emerging Leader. San Francisco thepinakes.com
  144. Erin @LibrarianE13 Teen librarian, public library TN
  145. Jules Shore @7shores Systems Librarian Maryland suburbs of DC viewthunder.blogspot.com
  146. Graeme Oke @GraemeO28 University Science Librarian. Melbourne, Australia about.me/GraemeO28
  147. Céline Carty @cjclib Librarian. thingblogging.wordpress.com
  148. Sara Gillis @hfxlibrarian I’m a librarian in Halifax, but you probably guessed that already. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada http://soundfxnow.com/soundfx/Sad-Trombone.mp3
  149. Trevor A. Dawes @tadawes Experienced Librarian and Educator; Associate University Librarian, Washington University @WUSTLLibraries; Past President, @ALA_ACRL St. Louis, MO trevordawes.com
  150. Viva @VivaLibrarian Your favorite erotica librarian hanging out in collection development. Adjunct professor on the side. CO
  151. Trevor Owens @tjowens Digital Archivist/Historian at LC Hyattsville, MD trevorowens.org

  152. @parody_bit Developer, librarian, wireless engineer, feminist, maker, bird nerd. VA sheldon-hess.org/coral
  153. Rob @Svelteassassin Graduate of U of South Carolina and Pitt SIS. Orange County, CA
  154. Roy Kenagy @RoyKenagy Des Moines whatwouldranganathando.org
  155. Krista Godfrey @weelibrarian
    weelibrarian.com/blog/
  156. Laura Leavitt @leavitt9 Business librarian in an academic setting.
  157. Abigail Willemse @ajwillemse91 Electronic Resources Librarian. http://about.me/awillemse Hamilton, New Zealand octopuslibrarian.wordpress.com
  158. jaime hammond @trudysmoke Community college library director. Waterbury, Connecticut. libraryspaces.tumblr.com
  159. Jill Hurst-Wahl @jill_hw Director of the Library and Info. Science & School Media Programs in Syracuse University’s iSchool. Syracuse, NY ischool.syr.edu
  160. Sophie Brookover @sophiebiblio
    tinyletter.com/TwoBossyDames
  161. Mick Fortune @mickfortune Independent consultant. Library automation, procurement, standards. St Vaury & Oxford mickfortune.com/Wordpress
  162. Sarah Barker @sarahgb college librarian, literacy champion & cat whisperer. North Wales, UK flavors.me/sarahgb
  163. char booth @charbooth librarian encinitas/claremont infomational.com
  164. Tiffini Travis @mojo_girl librarian tiffinianne.wordpress.com
  165. Andy Plemmons @plemmonsa School librarian http://about.me/andy.plemmons Athens, GA barrowmediacenter.com
  166. Aeon Morays @Sara_Mooney Bryn Mawr, PA saramooney.com
  167. DrWeb @DrWeb2 Librarian known as DrWeb San Diego, CA drwebworld.blogspot.com
  168. Meredith Farkas @librarianmer Librarian, writer, teacher, and mom jumping off the tenure track for the sweet community college life. Portland, OR meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/
  169. Rachel P @archelina Lewes, UK playforth.wordpress.com
  170. Carli Spina @CarliSpina Emerging technologies librarian. I blog on tech @ http://carlispina.wordpress.com. Massachusetts carlispina.wordpress.com
  171. Lisa Hinchliffe @lisalibrarian Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction/Professor + PhD Student in Global Studies in Ed @ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  172. Leah White @leahlibrarian Librarian. Chicago leahlwhite.com
  173. 40 Forever @booksnbdays I am a singing librarian. South Florida roxxyandjake.blogspot.com
  174. Cate Levinson @storytiming the librarian is a growing organism. chicago storytiming.com
  175. Andy Priestner @PriestLib Trainer/consultant on communication, social media, ethnography, and LEGO Serious Play. Also Information & Library Manager at Cambridge Judge Business School. Cambridge andypriestnertraining.com
  176. Nate Hill @natenatenate Deputy Director, Chattanooga Public Library. Chattanooga, TN natehill.net
  177. Henry Mensch @henare Henry Mensch is a @ischoolsu student (graduating may 2015!). librarian, technologist. http://hcm.im/resume San Francisco CA USA henare.org
  178. Matthew Hamilton @brewinlibrarian Denver, CO
  179. Abby Johnson @abbylibrarian Children’s Manager at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library in Southern Indiana. New Albany, IN abbythelibrarian.com
  180. Jonathan Broad @jmbroad Madison, Mostly
  181. Simon Barron @SimonXIX
    undaimonia.blogspot.com
  182. loidagarciafebo @loidagarciafebo International Librarian. President @InfoNewWave NYC loidagarciafebo.wordpress.com
  183. Abby Barker @abbybarker Felixstowe
  184. Erin Dorney @edorney Writer, VIDA intern, Co-founder of The Triangle http://thetrianglepa.com, Editor at @libraryleadpipe Lancaster, PA erindorney.com
  185. Kevin Sanders @moananddrone
    http://reflexivemirrors.wordpress.com/ Bath hairdryerexcommunication.wordpress.com
  186. Jennifer Hrusch @typealibrarian Public Library Manager. Columbus, OH typealibrarian.blogspot.com
  187. Dianne McKenzie @dimac4 MYP Teacher Librarian in HK by trade. Hong Kong librarygrits.blogspot.com
  188. Erin M @tad_overdue Indiana tadoverdue.com
  189. Sally Gore @mandosally Research evaluation analyst, librarian, exercise physiologist, ex-clergy, mandolin picker, dreamer of the ultimate scooter-driven espresso cart / bookmobile. Worcester, MA librarianhats.wordpress.com
  190. Aaron Tay @aarontay I’m a Librarian from the National University of Singapore. Singapore musingsaboutlibrarianship.blogspot.com
  191. Alesia McManus @cclibchica Community college librarian. MD
  192. Stella Wisdom @miss_wisdom Curator, Digital Research @britishlibrary Co-founded Off the Map videogame design competition http://gamecity.org/alices-adventures-off-the-map/ N15, London, UK http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digital-scholarship/
  193. Matthew R Dyer @mtthwdyr Columbus, Ohio vizualize.me/mtthwdyr
  194. Michael Sauers Michael Sauers @msauers Technology Innovation Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission Lincoln, NE travelinlibrarian.info
  195. Elisabeth M Nylander @nylaelis Texas gal living out her happily ever after in Sweden. MLIS thesis on digital library tools in charter schools. Librarian at aleholm.savsjo.se. Jönköping about.me/ElisabethMuellerNylander
  196. Craig Anderson @libraryguy Purple-haired Librarian @ Kean University Library Union, NJ librarianinreallife.wordpress.com
  197. Ruth Kitchin Tillman @ruthbrarian Metadata Librarian at NASA Goddard (Cadence Group). Gamer. EAD nerd. Creator: http://EADiva.com. DC ruthtillman.com
  198. Matthew Ciszek @mciszek Librarian-scholar. Hermitage, PA about.me/mciszek
  199. lauren pressley @laurenpressley Director of Learning Environments for Virginia Tech University Libraries. blacksburg, va laurenpressley.com
  200. David Parkes @daveparkes University Librarian& ICT Assoc Director, National Teaching Fellow, Staffordshire dukedomlargeenough.blogspot.com

 

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37 Great Product Management Blogs

During my first rocky week as a product manager in 2011, a wise lady in St. Louis gave me a list of about 5 product management blogs. It really helped me, so I’ve continued to add to the list. Also, I’m a librarian, so you know this was inevitable. Below are some of the best, most active product management blogs. While I appreciate those who read my blog for product management topics, I recommend that you also read all of these below for a more experienced viewpoint. Note 1: they are in alphabetical order. Note 2: there are actually 40 blogs listed here, because I forgot three of my friends in the first release of this post.

 

Bat Crap Crazy Product Manager http://www.batcrapcrazypm.com

Blog – Product Powers http://www.productpowers.com

Blog | Roman Pichler http://www.romanpichler.com/blog

Blog | Smart Software Marketing http://smartsoftwaremarketing.co.uk/blog

Brian Lovin http://blog.brianlovin.com

Brian Piercy | The Mud Dauber Chronicles Product Management, Analytics, and Startups http://www.brianpiercy.com

Business Analysis | Product Management | Software Requirements | Tyner Blain http://tynerblain.com/blog


Cauvin “Smart product decisions” http://blog.cauvin.org

Doug Seven http://dougseven.com

Ellen’s Blog http://blog.ellenchisa.com

Ellie Cachette. Product Design. Sailing Stuff. – Blog http://www.elliecachette.com/blog.html

How To Be A Good Product Manager: Product management tips http://www.goodproductmanager.com

Hunter Walk | 99% Humble, 1% Brag http://hunterwalk.com

Journal on Product Design and Development http://productdesignjournal.blogspot.com

Juan Fernández — Medium https://medium.com/@juanferrub

Ken Norton — Medium https://medium.com/@kennethn

Kristin Runyan | Agile Coach and Trainer | Product Management Professional http://www.kristinrunyan.com

Lead on Purpose | Promoting Leadership Principles in Product Management http://leadonpurposeblog.com


Learn How to Build Great Products from Silicon Valley Veterans http://svpg.com

Martin Eriksson | Blog http://martineriksson.com/blog

Matty Cohen | Product management, WordPress and web development, punk rock and 80s/90s television http://matty.co.za

Nicholas Muldoon | Helping small products grow big. http://www.nicholasmuldoon.com

Nir and Far http://www.nirandfar.com

Product Beautiful: Building Product Management by Paul Young http://www.productbeautiful.com

Product Manager in Heels http://www.pminheels.com

Product Talk – Build great products. http://producttalk.org

Rich Mironov’s Product Bytes http://www.mironov.com

Startup Product | The movement for product excellence. http://startupproduct.com

Startups, entrepreneurship, running a business and marketing from Instigator Blog http://www.instigatorblog.com

Startups, Product, Personal Growth | Ryan Hoover http://ryanhoover.me


Street Smart Product Manager | The down-to-earth realities of what it takes to be a product ninja every day http://streetsmartproductmanager.com

Success Managers: Beyond Managing Products http://successmanagers.blogspot.com

Tech Product Management http://techproductmanagement.com

The Agile Product Report – Product Management and Marketing http://andystitt.com/agile-product-report

The Cranky Product Manager | A blog on product management, product marketing, and the ugly side of software product development http://crankypm.com


The PM Vision : B2B Product Storytelling: Agile Product Management and Marketing http://johnpeltier.com/blog


The Product Bistro http://prodbistro.com/blog


Under 10 by Steve Johnson | Strategic product management… for an agile world http://under10consulting.com

Users Know http://usersknow.blogspot.com

Wait, I Know This One | A Conversation About Product Management http://nilsdavis.com

 

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Why Librarians Should Blog about Their Experiences with Software Products

As a librarian, do you look for online commentaries on software when you’re considering implementing a piece of software? And do you find a lot of information out there? I’m an advocate for more online commentary on software. Here are some reasons why librarians should blog and micro-blog (tweet) about their experiences with software products:

 

Filling the void. There is an astounding lack of librarian commentary on software on the web.

Librarians are not all the same. Different librarians use software in different ways. Show readers how you’re using it.

Trust. Librarians will trust other librarians more than sales folks.

Broken functionality. All library software has bugs, but are the defects a light breeze or a hurricane? My new favorite graphic for broken functionality:

Stability. Many of today’s products are up for less than 99% of the time. There just aren’t a lot of ways to find out about product stability, and a blog/micro-blog seems like a good start for informing colleagues.

Lack of a watchdog. Articles on software in the library trade journals are often word-for-word repeats of press releases.

Buyer’s remorse. Reading a blog is a good way to find out about unexpected experiences or a bad implementation.

Justification of pricing. Online reviews help justify (or un-justify) the price of the product. It can help justify the reader in asking for a discount.

Increased duties. Readers can find out how library software impacts librarians’ job duties. Ideally, software takes pressure off librarians and increases automation. What are some of the new duties that you’ve experienced with the software you’re now using? Are any of the new job duties a surprise?

Scalability. You can find out how scalable a library technology is. Can a large library system handle the product? If a system larger than the reader is doing well, then it’s a good sign for the reader who is considering the product.

Collaboration. Maybe a reader from another library will want to collaborate with you. You both use Product X, so maybe you can share some of the costs by forming some sort of alliance.

Career advancement. Having blogged thoughtfully about software may make you a better candidate for a technical position.

 

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12 Signs that the Product You’re Hearing about is Vaporware

No one wants to announce vaporware. It’s an act of desperation, probably stemming from poor long-range planning. It happens in all industries, and even occasionally in politics. When a company rep is telling you about a product that is coming in the next year, it’s a good idea to be skeptical. It may never come out, or the date may slide. The motive might be for you to wait for that product or feature, instead of moving to a competitor’s product like a lot of other folks. During an industry event, you might be surprised at how much vaporware is being announced. Here are some signs that a product is vaporware:

  1. The details of the product have changed. You first heard it was a product that integrated with Product B, and now it integrates with Product C. Or the name of the product has changed. Red flags!
  2. The scope of the product has decreased over time. The first time you heard about it, the product did A, B, and C. Now you’re hearing it does A, D, and E.
  3. Buzzwords. Cloud computing, virtualization, business intelligence, big data, data mining, de-dupe, and 4G/5G. There is no bigger buzzword in the software industry than “the Cloud.” Ask Paul Christman what he thinks about buzzwords.
  4. The company is losing customers left and right to existing products that compete with this product. The company is desperate to keep you from leaving them, too. If you were the company, wouldn’t you make promises to keep the customer?
  5. “We’ll change your industry with this product.” Don’t believe it until this announcement: “Today we change your industry with this product.”
  6. The way the company representative demoed the product to you was through a PowerPoint or PDF. No live demo? Why wasn’t it possible?
  7. There’s a surprising amount of leeway on price. Is this product being discounted significantly on a pre-order?
  8. They say that you can pre-order, yet none of the solutions they’re pitching to you today are available today. Hmm…are you an easy mark for this company?
  9. The company hasn’t produced a new product in a long time. The point here is not about company size…it’s about how companies that don’t release new products a lot forget how. Releasing a new product is HARD.
  10. There are press releases dating back more than a year. Is it normal for a company in your industry to announce things more than a year before they are released? For most industries, the answer is no.
  11. All the information you find on the product is word-for-word from press releases. Either the press releases are really, really good (like the ones from SalesForce) or the press in your industry is not being skeptical. Google is your friend to find this.
  12. The press/bloggers in your industry rarely call companies on their BS. Who is the watchdog who would tell you that this product is never going to be delivered? Are they really out there doing that or are they a puppet for the company, copying their press releases word-for-word?

Maybe YOU should be your industry’s watchdog! Go to industry events and make a note of products that you’re told are coming in the next year. A year later, publish/blog a list of the ones that have and haven’t arrived.

Don’t let the companies in your industry get away with being all hat and no cattle…

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