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2011 Salem Press Library Blog Award Winner!

   June 14th, 2011

2011 Winner - Salem Press Library Blog Award - Public LibraryHey, check it out - my website won the 2011 Salem Press Library Blog Award for the Public Library category!

What a nice way to come back from vacation.

Thank you to everyone who voted, and to everyone who reads my website. It's great to get feedback that lets me know people find what I have to say useful and helpful.

And congratulations to all the 2011 winners and nominees:

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

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

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

I read quite a few of these blogs (and quite a few others as well). One thing I like most about the field of librarianship is our spirit of collaboration and cooperation - there is no way I could do what I do without all the people I swipe ideas from.

Thank you again everyone - I'll try to keep earning this.




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13 Responses to “2011 Salem Press Library Blog Award Winner!”

  1. Mary Jo Says:

    Congratulations!And well-deserved!

  2. Paul Mills Says:

    Congratulations! I enjoy your posts very much.

  3. Annie Johnson Says:

    Congratulations! Keep up the good work!

  4. Jeff Scott Says:

    Definitely well deserved! I voted for you!!

  5. Brian Herzog Says:

    Thanks everyone – I really appreciate it.

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  7. Erica Jesonis Says:

    Thanks so much for posting! We at Cecil County Public Library were thrilled to be nominated with you! Great blog.

  8. Bobbi Newman Says:

    Congratulations Brian!

  9. Lichen Says:

    Check it out! You ARE loved… and not just by me!

  10. Brian Herzog Says:

    @Erica: Thanks – you too. I’ve been slacking with my library’s blog, so I’m going to use yours as a model for whipping ours back into shape.

    @Bobbi: thank you – that means a lot, and I’m still looking forward to meeting you sometime.

    @Lichen: I never take that for granted, and you shouldn’t either. By the way, whatever happened to our Wednesday morning playdates?

  11. Erin Apostolos Says:

    Congratulations Brian! You deserve it. I always learn something new and enjoy a good chuckle now and again.

    Erin

  12. Liz Says:

    Oh my gosh – congratulations!!! At the risk of being redundant, this is wonderful – and well-deserved! Congrats Brian!

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