How to Write a Book Review has a good post with tips on writing a good book review post: “The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing a Book Review, by author of How to Write Anything.” It’s worth taking a look at it and bookmarking it for future use.

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Library Technology Blogs

Need some recommendations for great blogs for and about technology in libraries? Check out this great article on State Tech Magazine: “Required Reading: 6 Indispensable Library Technology Blogs.” The six blogs recommended are:

A few of these were already on my list. The others I will check out for myself.

Do you have any “must read” blogs to add?


    Congratulations 2011 Library Blog Awards!

    From Salem Press (press release):


    Salem Press Announces Winners of 2011 Library Blog Awards

    Hackensack, New Jersey – June 15, 2011 – 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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