Cecil County Public Library is the 2011 winner of the Local Library Blog Award.
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
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.
The official blog of the Brooklyn Public Library, NY.
Cam 23 2.0
The online home of the Web 2.0 program for University of Cambridge's departmental and college librarians.
Cecil County Public Library Blog
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
A weblog of Santa Fe-related library news, book chats, events, web sites, and more.
Living the Green Life
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
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
A weblog of the Darling Library, Hope International University, Fullerton, CA.
NYIT Library Channel
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.
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
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
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.
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
Five big (New York City) boroughs of library news. The site includes a useful events and workshops calendar.
Tales from an Open Book
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
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
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
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
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
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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