The blog. Bibliotecario. By Edgardo Civallero

The blog


The blog

"Bibliotecario" (in Spanish, "Librarian") is a blog kept by Argentina-born, Spain-based librarian Edgardo Civallero to write about his work and professional interests regarding Library and Information Sciences.

Although posts are mainly written in Spanish, a number of contents in English are also shared. All of them are listed below, and may be used according to the copyright guidelines.


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Other blogs (in English)

Civallero keeps a number of blogs, mostly in Spanish. However, many of them have a small section in English, and two of them are written in that language: Sounds and silences, regarding music and oral tradition as part of the intangible heritage of Latin America; and Degrowth – and information, about degrowth and the role libraries can play.


Digital books

Civallero offers a number of books (in Spanish) about library services for indigenous peoples.



A number of publications are offered in open-access, organized under the following topics: oral tradition, indigenous and rural libraries, public libraries, critical and progressive librarianship, weblogs and libraries, Open Access, classification languages, essay and opinion, and other subjects.


A bit of history

"Bitácora de un bibliotecario" was launched on December 2, 2004 as one of the first Latin American/Spanish-speaking blogs on libraries and librarians. In its posts, the author –then just graduated from LIS School, with a few years of working experience and just starting to discover an awesome and conflictive academic world– wrote on his worries and discoveries, his hopes and disappointments, his struggles. Between 2005 and 2008 he kept a parallel English version, "The log of a librarian" and in 2007 Sara Plaza started co-authoring the blog. From 2009 onwards, posts were not frequent, and in 2014 the author decided to close the old "Bitácora..." and, with it, a period of his personal and professional life.

With the perspective given by the years and the trodden paths, and all what was learnt and saved in the backpack, the author opens in 2015 this new weblog, "Bibliotecario", in Spanish only ― a heir of the previous one which will continue many of its works, many of its ideas and all of its values.