The New Free Magazines for Libraries Update

I’ve been working on Magazines for Libraries (MFL) one way or another for over 25 years. When Bill Katz (my library school advisor, professor, and mentor) asked me to take on editing Magazines for Libraries, I was imbued with a strong commitment to continuing this unique work, which is unlike any other publication about, well, magazines for libraries. It’s written by and for librarians to use in building library collections, though I often hear from colleagues about how they use it in teaching library school courses and also as a readers’ advisory service.

Which is why I’m so psyched about the free new online Magazines for Libraries Update service we’re about to debut. You may know that we’ve been publishing some e-mail updates in between the annual volumes, but now we’re offering a free RSS service that will keep you up to date on for‚Äêpay, free, and Open Access titles that have not yet appeared in MFL. These are full-text reviews, written by the MFL subject specialists and edited by me ‚ all you need do is sign up to get them. To see sample reviews, click here and go to page 2.

Just go to: and click on the Subscribe to feed link. And please let me know (at: if you have suggestions for titles to review, or, even better, if you’re interested in becoming a Magazines for Libraries author.

More as it happens, magazine- and otherwise,

Cheryl LaGuardia About Cheryl LaGuardia

Cheryl LaGuardia always wanted to be a librarian, and has been one for more years than she's going to admit. She cracked open her first CPU to install a CD-ROM card in the mid-1980's, pioneered e-resource reviewing for Library Journal in the early 90's (picture calico bonnets and prairie schooners on the web...), won the Louis Shores / Oryx Press Award for Professional Reviewing, and has been working for truth, justice, and better electronic library resources ever since. Reach her at, where she's a Research Librarian at Harvard University.