Friday, 15 June 2012

We are humbled, it's been a journey, We'd like to thank our parents...

We are overjoyed to announce that we've won something! Ok, it's a library award but we're claiming it anyway! And it was awarded by a professor and president so he's got to know what he's talking about.

The Golden Book Stamp Awards were conceived of as a light-hearted way of acknowledging some of the creative and imaginative work being undertaken in Scotland's libraries.  Some people think stamping-books is all librarians do so the use of the date stamp for the awards is intended to challenge some of these perceptions in a humorous way.

Professor Peter Reid, President of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS), said: "It is so important to recognise and acknowledge the excellent and innovative work being done in libraries across Scotland to enrich our wider society.  I am delighted to recognise Orkney Library and Archive with the technology award for its achievement in the use of social media. I am particularly impressed with its Archive blog which brings to life the richness of the archive collection and the crucial role it plays in safeguarding and promoting the Islands cultural heritage.  This award is thoroughly well-deserved".


  1. Thanks! We are currently high-fiving each other whilst eating twixes and listening to Jason Donavon on the loudest volume-setting there is. The customers look angry...

  2. Kinder Eggs, Irn Bru and dance to Victor Sylvester!

  3. Your wish is our command. Even though Irn Bru is the teensiest bit rank...


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