I was wonderfully surprised and honored this week to learn that I am the winner of the School Library division of the 2011 Salem Press Library Blog Awards! I’m deeply appreciative of this award and thank the judges and all who voted for my blog; I’m also humbled and happy that my thinking aloud in this space is helpful, informative, and inspiring. This blog is a vital reflection medium for me that is the ongoing story of my growth and continued evolution as a professional. Additionally, this blog has connected me with so many wonderful library and education professionals who share their ideas and push my thinking—a heartfelt thank you to all who take time to read my posts and who have joined me on this journey!
If you are looking to diversify your blog reading, I encourage you to check out this year’s nominees and winners (winners are in bold print).
General Interest: Blogs providing broad discussions of library topics and trends, including reviews of books and products.
Academic: Blogs targeting academic librarians and academic institutions
Public: Blogs addressing the challenges and triumphs of public librarianship
- Swiss Army Librarian
- Librarian by Day
- The Cataloguing Librarian
- Thoughts from a Well-Rounded Librarian
School: Blogs covering topics relevant to school libraries and K-12 education
Local: Institution-specific blogs promoting the interests of a public, academic, or school library
- This Day in Athens
- Shelf Talk
- NYIT Library Channel
- Cecil County Public Library
- ICARUS: Santa Fe Public Library
Commercial: Professional blogs written for profit, generally tied to a trade publication
Newcomer: Blogs by next-gen librarians who have only recently started blogging
Quirky: Character-driven blogs covering an array of library topics that defy categorization