Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Staff Profile: Brian Hulsey is the Winner of a Salem Library Blog Award

Brian Hulsey's Libraries and Transliteracy Blog won first place in the Salem Library Blog Awards. Considered the best "General Library Blog," the Libraries and Transliteracy Blog discusses all literacies (digital literacy, media literacy, information literacy, visual literacy, 21st century literacies, transliteracies and more) with an emphasis on libraries of all types (academic, public, special and school). Brian Hulsey, CSU Libraries' Periodicals Assistant, co-authors the blog with Bobbi Newman, Buffy Hamilton and Tom Ipri.

Transliteracy is the "ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks" (definition is from www.transliteracy.com). It has become an important topic to libraries that offer resources in all digital and print media types.

Salem Press publishes both print and electronic library reference works used in public, school and academic libraries. It recognizes the unique intellectual efforts of blogs in the library world and awards blogs in the following areas: general, academic library, public library, school library and "quirky" blogs. Each award comes with a cash prize.

Congratulations to Brian Hulsey for winning such an honor!

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