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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!

“Uhh, I won something? Srsly?”

  1. Librarian_101 Says:

    Awesome Sarah! You’ve certainly inspired me (and again, many thanks for *everything*) and I can’t help but wonder what would happen if more of us would be willing to stand up and start fighting for our field. It’s not just our jobs and workplaces we’d be expecting more out of, but our fellow colleagues; in turn, we’d be able to change the entire face of libraries, even if it’s baby steps at a time. We’re expected to be so many different things to so many different people, but we rarely meet anyone’s expectations…why shouldn’t we be better? Why shouldn’t we expect more of each other and in turn, be able to produce better services and content for those who need them?

    I think it’s time for a library revolution….

  2. Sarah Says:

    I’m up for a library revolution! Anyone else?

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