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


Cecil County Public Library is the 2011 winner of the Local 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
ACRLog
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
    Librarian


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

EarlyWord
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
Pixelated
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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Institution-specific blogs promoting the interests of a public, academic, or school library. Most address issues specific to their communities, often including calendars and information about local programming, events, author visits, etc., but some touch on issues beyond their community's borders and have gained a larger following.

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


Berkeley Heights Public Library Book Blog
Collaboration
The BHPL blog promotes library use by describing public library services in general, and BHPL's services in particular. Original book reviews and Reader's Advisory articles by the staff.

Blah, Blah, Blah Blog
Patricia Morris & Brad Ward
This is the official blog of the Northeast Florida Library Information Network (NEFLIN), a multi-type library cooperative serving over 500 libraries in northeast Florida. Patricia and Brad, both affiliated with NEFLIN, keep up with news on relevant events, conferences, and regional workshops.

Brooklynology
Collaboration
The official blog of the Brooklyn Public Library, NY.

Cam 23 2.0
Collaboration
The online home of the Web 2.0 program for University of Cambridge's departmental and college librarians.

Cecil County Public Library Blog
Collaboration
Cecil County, MD is located between Baltimore and Philadelphia, near I-95 and Wilmington, DE. Its public library has a history of exceptionally strong programming for adults, children, and young adults.

Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library Blog
Collaboration
This is the library of New Jersey City University, an urban public institution located in Jersey City, NJ. Wide-ranging topics, with most focusing on New Jersey.

Director's Blog, The
Jonathan Miller
Various musing by the Director of the Olin Library at Rollins College, Winter Park, FL. It's particularly aimed at the Rollins community without being too in-depth or scholarly.

Eleventh Stack
Collaboration
By a group of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh workers who are passionate about books, movies, and music. Main mission is to inform library users of the available materials.

Friends of Murphy Library's Blog
Julie Chautin
Friends of Murphy Library is a nonprofit group located in the mountains of Western North Carolina. It raises funds for the city library and promotes activities such as a book club, writers' group, weekly movies, and book sales.

Frisco Public Library Parent Place
Collaboration
This is Frisco (TX) Public Library's online portal for kids and parents. The library's staff shares with the visitors "everything [they] can get [their] hands on," including homework help, notices about fun programs, library use, and more.

From the University Librarian
Pat Tully
In her work with faculty, students and staff across Wesleyan University, Pat receives many questions about library resources and services. She uses this blog to answer some of those questions and explore the issues underlying them.

Hampton Bays Public Library Children's Room Blog
Collaboration
The family oriented environment of the Hampton Bays Public Library's Children's Room is one that celebrates childhood and recognizes and respects individual differences, interests, and abilities.

ICARUS…The Santa Fe Public Library Blog
Collaboration
A weblog of Santa Fe-related library news, book chats, events, web sites, and more.

Living the Green Life
Collaboration
The mission of the Peters Township Public Library Go Green Club is to provide the community with educational resources through programs, library materials, and volunteer activities to help create a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle.

Monrovia Public Library
Collaboration
A Community Relations Center of the Monrovia Pubic Library (California) providing informational, educational, cultural, and recreational resources and programs to support lifelong learning for people of all ages.

News & Events at the Darling Library
Collaboration
A weblog of the Darling Library, Hope International University, Fullerton, CA.

NYIT Library Channel
Collaboration
A space for library news, research tips, links to interesting resources, and some lively communication within the New York Institute of Technology community.

Queerest. Library. Ever.
Collaboration
This LGBT resources blog is the work of librarians at the Hormel Center of San Francisco Public Library’s Main Library and the Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Branch Library.

Reading Life, A
Collaboration
Since 2009, librarians at Everett (WA) Public Library have been writing about the books, film, music, and events that have been of interest to the staff and the community of the city of Everett, WA.

Scholarly Communications @ Duke
Kevin Smith
Intended to help keep the Duke community informed about developments in scholarly communications, including the application of copyright law and its exceptions to teaching and research.

Shelf Talk
Collaboration
Seattle loves its libraries. Four out of five Seattlites has a library card. Shelf Talk is one of two blogs created and maintained by the staff of The Seattle Public Library; the other one is its teen blog, Push to Talk.

Shelved @ NYC
Collaboration
Five big (New York City) boroughs of library news. The site includes a useful events and workshops calendar.

Tales from an Open Book
Collaboration
This blog is for everyone who regularly visits the Carleton Place Public Library. Carleton is a small-town library in Canada with big ambitions and a great interlibrary loan system.

Tech Tips & Timely Tidbits
Heather Loy
This blog replaces a paper newsletter called "Tech Tuesdays," aimed at providing the teachers at Wagener-Salley High School (South Carolina) with information about technology, new materials, and the sharing of ideas.

This Day in Athens
Collaboration
This blog from the Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room collects, preserves, organizes, and makes accessible resources about the Athens area, the state of Georgia, and the Southeastern United States.

UoL Library Log
Collaboration
An informal place for all University of Leicester Library staff to reflect on matters relevant to them. The goal is for this blog to become a knowledge-based resource for staff to refer to and form a template for future blog-based resources.

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Blog
Collaboration
Many Z. Smith Reynolds Library (Wake Forest University) staff members are active professionally and contribute to librarianship by attending conferences, seminars, and by sharing their knowledge and expertise. This blog highlights their activities.

Zine Collection, The
Collaboration
The Jacksonville Public Library's zine collection is one of the first housed in a public library in the Southeast. The library constantly catalogs new zines and is planning to add hundreds of new titles in the near future.



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