February 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

SLJ’s “A Fuse #8 Production” Wins FOLIO Award for Best Blog

“A Fuse #8 Production”fuse8-folio2016 has won an Eddie Digital Award as the best blog in the B-to-B (business to business) category government/public sector/education. The award was announced at the 2016 FOLIO: Eddie and Ozzie Awards luncheon held at the New York Hilton on October 31.

Written by Elizabeth Bird, collection development manager at Evanston (IL) Public Library, “A Fuse #8 Production” is part of the School Library Journal (SLJ) network of blogs. A popular resource on the world of children’s literature, “Fuse 8” includes reviews, news, and commentary, all featuring the wit and wisdom of Bird, who has written several books, including Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature (Candlewick, 2014), co-written by bloggers Peter Sieruta and Julie Danielson. Recent posts on “A Fuse #8 Production” include: “Famous Illustrators’ Depictions of Knitting Ranked in Order of Competency” and “Newbery/Caldecott 2017: Fall Prediction Edition.”

SLJ also received two 2016 FOLIO honorable mentions for B-to-B single article, “Beyond Walls,” by SLJ contributor Linda Jacobson, and B-to-B cover design, “The Teen Issue.”

Honoring achievement in media, including editorial content, design, and digital products, the FOLIO Awards are bestowed annually by FOLIO magazine.

Extra Helping header

This article was featured in our free Extra Helping enewsletter.
Subscribe today to have more articles like this delivered to you twice a week.

Diversity and Cultural Competency Training: Collections & RA

Do you want to ensure that your library’s collections are diverse, equitable, inclusive, and well-read?

Do you want to become a more culturally literate librarian and a more effective advocate for your community?

We've developed a foundational online course—with live sessions on February 28 & March 14—that will explore key concepts essential to cultivating and promoting inclusive and equitable collections.


  1. Congratulations, Betsy and SLJ! A well-deserved honor indeed.

  2. Judy Weymouth says:

    So pleased for you, Betsy, and SLJ. “A Fuse #8 Production” tops my list of blogs about children’s literature.

  3. Congratulations, Betsy!!