Salem Press announces 2011 library blog award winners

The 2011 Salem Press Library Blog Award winners have been announced.  Congrats to all!

Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Publishing (, the award‐winning publisher of health, literary, historical and scientific reference materials, today announced the winners of The 2011 Library Blog Awards. The annual awards celebrate and reward the blogging achievements of library professionals across the spectrum. Winners in the eight contending categories are:

General Library Blog: Librarian in Black

Public Library Blog: Swiss Army Librarian

Academic Library Blog: Information Tyrannosaur

School Library Blog: The Unquiet Librarian

Local Library Blog: Cecil County Public Library

Quirky Library Blog: A Librarian’s Guide to Etiquette

Newcomer Library Blog: Hack Library School

Commercial Library Blog: Neverending Search

To explore these blogs and the qualities that earned their awards, click The Library Blog Awards. To learn more about this year’s distinguished panel of guest judges, click The Judges.

This year’s judging process included some noteworthy changes: a significantly higher number of volunteer judges, expanded blog categories, and a new dimension: the public vote. After the judges narrowed down the long list of nominations, the voting opened to the public in May and librarians everywhere were invited to vote for their favorite blogs. Thousands chimed in, ensuring that the most outstanding blogs came out on top. The result is this year’s diverse list.

According to Peter W. Tobey, Salem Press’s Director of Sales & Marketing, “This year the judging was tough. Several blogs in each category were in contention and the final choices weren’t easy. A really great group of writers won.” And, he added, “The result is a wonderful, current Blog Directory describing hundreds of nominated blogs, finalists and winners.” To tour this collection, click Blog Directory.

Congratulations to all 2011 winners.

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About Salem Press
Since 1949, Salem Press (a division of EBSCO Publishing) has been the publisher of reference works on literature, history, health and biography, the social sciences and the sciences suitable for adult and young adult readers spanning all educational venues. Reference materials are both printed and electronic. The company distributes its work to college, school and public libraries.