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By The Drum Team, Editorial

December 7, 2011 | 2 min read

Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney has tabled a motion with the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Orkey Library and Archive on winning two Golden Twit awards.

McArthur congratulated the award wins, which were announced during last week’s Social Buzz Awards at Wembley Stadium in London.

The motion read: “That the Parliament congratulates Orkney Library and Archive on winning two Golden Twits at the recent International Social Media Awards, which were held at Wembley Stadium; considers these awards to be prestigious; welcomes in particular, its achievements in the Information and Public Service categories; considers it to be an excellent example of how social media can help public bodies promote their activities locally as well as engage with audiences across Scotland and beyond; considers that, when social media are used creatively in this manner, they can capture the public imagination, extend and widen access to services and allow public bodies to network and exchange ideas; believes that this achievement demonstrates how libraries are adapting to the advent of social media and using them to re-invent the image of libraries for the 21st century, and looks forward to Orkney Library and Archive continuing to tweet by example.”

Orkney Library and Archive won awards in the Information Service Category, beating off competition from the likes of Opta Sports and Birmingham Police, among others, while its second award was for Public Service where it again beat Birmingham Police, Staffordshire Police and Hampshire Police to the accolade.

A video report from the Social Buzz Awards, which included the announcement of the Golden Twits winners can be viewed above.

Meanwhile the full list of winners from the Golden Twits can be viewed here.