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A few months ago Peter Chapman, editor of Refer approached me and Jo Alcock (after fellow blogger Jennie Law recommended us) to co-author an article on librarians and blogging for the Autumn edition of Refer: The Journal of the Information Services Group. Our article is now available online if you want to check it out.
Not only was this a really interesting article to research, but it was also a completely new experience for me in terms of collaboration. Although I’ve never met Jo I’ve known her for a few years now via social media websites like Facebook and Twitter. We made full advantage of a range of web 2.0 tools, such as wikis, blogs, microblogs and social bookmarking to write our article and it was an absolute pleasure to work with Jo on this project. Jo has also blogged about the process of co-authoing an article with somebody you’ve never met before!
Hope you enjoy the article!
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Posted in Books, public libraries, tagged Books, carnegie medal, children's books, CILIP, illustrations, kate greenaway medal, Librarians, libraries on April 18, 2008 |
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The shortlist for the 2008 Carnegie Medal for outstanding children’s writing and the Kate Greenaway Medal for exceptionally illustrated children’s books has just been announced.
The Carnegie Medal is one of the few awards that I actually look forward to. Each year the shortlist and eventual winners are always of such a high quality that their work rivals the recipients of many of the more high profile book awards. Well, for me anyway! Especially those books that have successfully ’crossed over’ into the adult market; Just in Case (Meg Rosoff), Millions (Frank Cottrell Boyce), Junk (Melvyn Burgess) and A Gathering Light (Jennifer Donnelly).
I look forward to ‘discovering’ fresh new voices from this year’s shortlist! The judging panel, as always, will have a very tough job in declaring an overall winner!
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