I am honored that this website was named the Salem Press Library Blog Award for the Best General Interest Blog. It means a lot to me that my peers think that what I write is worth reading. It also makes me just a tad nervous and self-conscious. No pressure to perform, right? That being said, it’s always fun to say “Hey, I won something!” And apparently I get a plaque, which is kinda cool.
There were some other truly amazing nominees and award winners. Go to the Salem Press site for a complete list. There are so many smart people writing in our profession and their words and ideas are what inspire me too.
Librarian in Black has really changed in the 8 years since I started the site (OMG, has it been that long?!?!?). It started as a near-Twitter-esque site sharing 3-5 new websites, articles, or tools every day. Then it became a somewhat longer form site, where I shared fewer new finds in more detail. And, of late, it’s become more of a professional pulpit from which I’ve stated my core professional values, looked to the future of libraries, and tried to effect change where I feel it’s needed most. As many have pointed out, the posts I write that seem to get the best and most responses are those where I’m rather upset about something. Apparently, I am good at, errrr, what? Railing? Being grouchy? Calling bullshit on people? Complaining? Being pissed off at injustice? I don’t know. Call it what you will. But I love writing, and now that I have a bit more time in my day I am hoping to write more often. I can only hope that it will be worthy of your expectations.
So, cheers everyone! Go change something!