Presentation of the IWR Information Professional of the Yar awardI am pleased to report that yesterday, at the end of the first day of the Online Information 2007 conference, I received an award for the Information World Review (IWR) Information Professional of the Year 🙂

Prior to presenting the award Timothy Rinda, American Psychological Association  said:

When I judge the IWR American Psychological Association Awards I look for someone who is, to my mind, the model IWR reader.

That is someone who is really pushing the boundaries of information, of technology and developing the role of an information professional into something really exciting.

For the 2007 award, I can see that my fellow judges on the panel did the same thing and it is with great pleasure to announce a winner who in his working life , lives to push the boundaries of information and has been involved in researching WiFi, Skype, podcasts and video streaming as information delivery methods. He is also author of one of the most popular blogs in the sector. His is of course Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus of UKOLN.

Many thanks to Timothy for his kind words and the judges for selecting me as the winner of this prestigious award.  But more importantly I would like to thank all of the people I have met over this past year at the many events I have spoken at and, of course, the online contacts I have made via this blog, on discussions lists and social networks such as Facebook, for sharing my enthuisiasm in building a richer and better online environment.

And now the pub awaits …