Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Number One Hundred
This is my 100th post to the Library History Buff Blog. I started the blog on November 19, 2008 as a companion to the Library History Buff website. Both efforts have a goal of promoting the appreciation, enjoyment, and preservation of our library heritage. I am pleased with the relative success of the blog to date. Relative, that is, to other library history blogs which are almost non-existent. That success has been to a great extent the result of regular citations of blog posts by American Libraries Direct which is edited by George Eberhart. The members of the Library History Round Table of ALA have also been active readers of the blog. The most successful post of the 100 posts was Little Lyrics for Librarians. It was followed closely by the one on Charles Lummis & the Bibliosmiles. Recently the Carnegie Library Bed & Breakfasts post was very popular. The content for the blog comes mostly from my personal collection of librariana (especially postal librariana), my personal library of library history publications (researched by real library historians), the web (especially Google Books), and occasionally I drop by the UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies Library or the Wisconsin Historical Society Library to do a little research. I cross post some content with the Library History Buff website and the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center website. I have enjoyed creating the 100 posts on the Library History Buff Blog, and I look forward to creating many more.