We've found new blogs (at least they are new to us:

Newly Discovered Blogs

Active blogs addressing issues that are important to libraries, librarians, students and patrons:

General Interest Blogs
Academic Library Blogs
Public Library Blogs
School Library Blogs
Quirky Library Blogs
Local Library Blogs
Commercial Library Blogs

Drumroll please:

The 2011 Award Winners
The 2010 Award Winners

Mirela Roncevic Our 2011 Judges are a mighty impressive group, volunteers and hard-working, too. Their insight and experience added a great deal to the process of selecting winners from among the nominees. To read a bit about each, click the judges

Neverending Search is the 2011 winner of the Commercial Library Blog Award.

The following blogs were nominated for the 2011 Library Blog Awards (the winners are listed in bold):

General: Blogs providing broad discussions of library topics and trends, including reviews of books and products.

Librarian in Black
In the Library with the Lead Pipe
Books on the Knob
Library Juice
Read This!

Academic: Blogs targeting academic librarians and academic institutions

Preservation Underground
Here and There
Information Tyrannosaur
The Waki Librarian

Public: Blogs addressing the challenges and triumphs of public librarianship

Swiss Army Librarian
Librarian by Day
The Cataloguing Librarian
Thoughts from a Well-Rounded

School: Blogs covering topics relevant to school libraries and K-12 education

The Unquiet Librarian
The Blue Skunk Blog
K-M The Librarian
Shelf Consumed
Ms. Yingling Reads

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

Neverending Search
Book Group Buzz
Library Love Fest
Annoyed Librarian

Newcomer: Blogs by next-gen librarians who have only recently started blogging

Library Renewal
Hack Library School
Eliterate Librarian
Joeyanne Libraryanne

Quirky: Character-driven blogs covering an array of library topics that defy categorization

The Daring Librarian
Eva's Book Addiction
All These Birds with Teeth
A Librarian's Guide
   to Etiquette

Abby the Librarian

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Professional blogs written for profit and/or tied to a trade publication, book publisher, or library vendor. Their purpose is to promote the interests of the organization that supports them.

Blogs listed with a include 2010 and 2011 finalists and winners.

A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy
Elizabeth Bird
One woman's discourse on books, movies, and TV shows with an emphasis on books for children and teens. School Library Journal web site.

ALA TechSource
ALA TechSource is a unit of the publishing department of the American Library Association. It publishes Library Technology Reports, Smart Libraries Newsletter (formerly Library Systems Newsletter), and this blog.

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is a network of more than 4200 children's and youth librarians and children's literature experts committed to exemplary library service to children and all those who work with them.

Annoyed Librarian
This annoyed librarian goes for a walk on the library wild side and takes you along with her. She has no other interest than to bring her wit and wisdom to the huddled librarian masses yearning to breathe free. Library Journal web site.

Mary Burkey
Mary-a teacher, librarian, and audiobook addict-writes about listening, learning, and the joy of headsets. Booklist web site.

Book Group Buzz
Book group tips, reading lists, and lively talk of literary news from the experts at Booklist Online.

Cindy Dobrez & Lynn Rutan
Cindy and Lynn-middle-school librarians and longtime Booklist reviewers-prove that two heads are better than one when it comes to discussing YA and children's books.

Bowllan's Blog
Amy Bowllan
On writers against racism. Amy is Director of Diversity and Educational Technology at The Hewitt School in NYC and is responsible for integrating technological resources into staff and students day to day programs. School Library Journal web site.

Bubble Room
Alison Circle
Alison tackles library marketing from every angle. She has directed marketing communications for Columbus Metropolitan Library for four years. Library Journal web site.

Critical Mass
Commentary on literary criticism, publishing, writing, and all things National Book Critic Circle-related. Written by independent members of the NBCC Board of Directors.

Digital Libraries
Roy Tennant
On the issues, techniques, and opportunities for libraries dealing with the transition from print to an ongoing hybrid environment of print and digital. Roy is Senior Program Officer for OCLC Research. Library Journal web site.

Nora Rawlinson
A blog and web site on a mission to give libraries the earliest information possible on the books their customers will be looking for, so they can stay ahead of demand.

Cheryl LaGuardia
All about electronic resources aimed at and used by library researchers and library staff. It includes many free trials that give front-line librarians the opportunity to try out resources freely, without having to get an institutional trial. Library Journal web site.

Fuse #8 Production
Elizabeth Bird
Reviews and more by a New York Public Library system children's librarian. School Library Journal web site.

Games, Gamers & Gaming
Liz Danforth
A freelance game illustrator, scenario designer, and game developer who was inducted into the Academy of Gaming Arts and Design's Hall of Fame in 1996 tackles gaming in libraries. Library Journal web site.

Good Comics for Kids
Just what the name says: reviews of good comics and manga for kids and YA collections. School Library Journal web site.

Libraries and Librarians
News about libraries and librarians, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.

Library Love Fest
HarperCollins' library marketing department promotes its seasonal lists while celebrating books, reading, and libraries.

Likely Stories
Keir Graff and editors from Booklist's adult and youth departments write candidly about books, book reviewing, and the publishing industry.

Joyce Valenza
Teacher-librarian at Springfield Township High School blogs about technology and more at School Library Journal.

Nonfiction Matters
Marc Aronson
A home for everyone who cares about K-12 nonfiction. A place to bring some of the issues of the surrounding adult academic world to the attention of those more focused on young readers. School Library Journal web site.

Perpetual Beta
Jason Griffey
A gadgets, technology, and tips-and-tricks blog for libraries and higher education. It tends toward the use of multimedia, incorporating audio and video to a large degree. American Libraries magazine web site.

Points of Reference
Mary Ellen Quinn and a team of front-line experts write about reference sources and trends in reference publishing and services. Booklist web site.

Practically Paradise
Diane Chen
School library information specialist at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Nashville promotes practical advocacy and participatory culture for school libraries. Reviews included. School Library Journal web site.

Read Roger
Roger Sutton
The Horn Book editor-in-chief (since 1996) rants and raves.

Shelf Renewal
Rebecca Vnuk & Karen Kleckner
Aiming to inspire Reader's Advisory librarians to make the most of what they have and be on the lookout for what's hot in Libraryland, in the media, or on the publishing horizon. Library Journal web site.

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