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The Edublog Awards meets the Geek Tribe!

Yesterday, the Edublogs folks announced the short list for the seventh annual Edublogs Awards.  As I examined the list, I began to realize how far we’ve come as a tribe. It probably started just over a year ago when we first got together as a group to prepare for AASL Charlotte.

This morning Gwyneth and Shannon and I Skyped about our upcoming Educon2.3 session, but the conversation kept returning to the presence teacher librarians have developed in the larger edtechosphere.

Awards are really nice. Personal recognition is really nice. But you can’t help but notice that it has been a year of serious accomplishment and dramatic school library creep across the board.  My hope (always) is that a rising tide lifts all boats.

So explore ALL the wonderful contributors who made a difference and were nominated for an Edublogs Award. But also take a good long celebratory look at this Google Doc and see what a difference our own Geek Tribe has made.  And then vote for your favorites!

The three of us starred all the library/librarian-connected projects we recognized.  Please add stars to any we may have missed.  (23 blogs in the official category of best librarian/ library blogs were nominated this time around!)

Congratulations all.  Great work, tribe!

And as Gwyneth says, let’s embrace & welcome our new voices and recruit new Geek Tribe members! And no matter who wins the Edublog awards — really, we all win!

We are stronger when we share!

~ Gwyneth – Joyce – Shannon –

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


  1. Hi Joyce- I added ** to Cybraryman’s (Jerry’s) name. Retired TL’s count, right?!

  2. Love all that the three of you share with all of us on a daily basis. I have learned so much. Looking forward to your session at Educon.

  3. Thank you for this Joyce! What a great thing to celebrate…I value the Edublog awards because it is a crowdsourced recognition from your peers, a chance to pay it forward to those who have inspired you in the past year, & great way to stuff my Google reader with wonderful new voices!

    I am gobsmacked, honored, & thrilled to my toes to have been nominated by my peers – but yeah…I did say… No matter who wins the Edublog awards — really, we all win! I think I’ll stick by that!

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