Salem Press once again surveyed the library blog landscape in search of exceptional thinking, writing, and information. Hundreds of blog nominations poured in, thousands of votes were cast, leaving our distinguished guest judges with the difficult task of selecting one winner per category.
The public has voted online. All votes have been tallied. The judges have now spoken. Without (much) further ado, we present our list of 2011 Library Blog Award winners, broken down by category and complete with collective musings on what made these eight blogs beat the competition. Congratulations to all who won and all who came close to winning.
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Local Library Blog Winner
Cecil County Public Library
This vibrant blog may be written for Cecil County, MD, residents, but there’s something in it for everyone. The topics truly run the gamut-covering everything from books on reclaiming your taste buds with herbs to hard-core advocacy from staff on why public libraries matter to their communities. It’s easy to see why this library has a history of strong programming for adults, children, and young adults and why its patrons stand by it (just read their comments).