This morning Salem Press announced the winners of their 2012 Blog Awards. When I saw the announcement for nominees a couple of weeks ago I was honored and humbled to be included along side this year’s fellow nominees for public library blogs which included – RA for All, David Lee King, Richard Kong, and Agnostic, Maybe.
Because of such fine company I was surprised to see this morning’s announcement for the public library category:
Two well-cultivated blogs rose to the top in the Public category, both written by librarians with large, dedicated followings. “David Lee King is one of the most trusted names in the library geek world. Even if he is blogging a conference, people are reading,” said one judge. “Bobbi Newman is a spitfire and thank goodness for that,” said another judge. The judges’ votes remained evenly split, but the public vote went in Bobbi’s favor. Her Librarian by Day blog came close to winning in this category in 2011.
Spitfire? Well I certainly can’t argue with that! I’m glad someone appreciates it, it seems to get me into trouble more often that not!
When the nominees were announced I was even more surprised that to see This Is What a Librarian Looks Like show up in the quirky category along side some of my favorite blogs – Screwy Decimal, Daring Librarian, Librarian Lifestyle, and All These Birds with Teeth. It is truly an honor to receive an honorable mention.
My partner in crime,- Erin Downey Howerton, and I put this project together on a whim purely for fun. And it has been so much fun watching the submissions roll in! At last count we had over 500 submissions from 25 countries! But the truth is what makes this project success is all of you. It wouldn’t be the amazing and diverse snapshot of librarianship it is without submissions from you. If you haven’t submitted a photo go do it now!
Congratulations to everyone nominated!