The Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity

About the The Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity It is of the opinion of Lemony Snicket, author, reader, and alleged malcontent, that librarians have suffered enough. Therefore he is establishing an annual prize honoring a librarian who has faced adversity with integrity and dignity intact. The prize will be a generous amount of cash from Mr. Snicket's disreputable gains, along with an odd, symbolic object from his private stash, and a certificate, which may or may not be suitable for framing. It is Mr. Snicket's hope, and the ALA's, that the Snicket Prize will remind readers everywhere of the joyous importance of librarians and the trouble that is all too frequently unleashed upon them. 

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Award and Frequency

The prize will be a generous amount of cash from Mr. Snicket's disreputable gains ($3,000 check + $1,000 travel), along with an odd, symbolic object from his private stash, and a certificate, which may or may not be suitable for framing.

This award is given out on an annual basis.

Eligibility

Nominee must be a librarian.

Application Instructions

Please complete the online application.

The following information must be addressed in the online application:

  • A narrative describing the adverse incident the librarian faced and a description of their response, result, and resources utilized.
  • Name and contact information of the Nominee
  • Name and contact information of the Nominator (if applicable)
  • Other supporting documentation (if applicable)

Contact Information

Cheryl Malden (Staff Liaison, February 1, 2014, to June 30, 2020) - cmalden@ala.org
Work Phone: (312) 280-3247
Fax: 312 944-3897
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

Nanette Perez (Staff Liaison, January 29, 2014, to June 30, 2016) - nperez@ala.org
Work Phone: 312-280-4225
Fax: 312-280-4227
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

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Notification

The award will be presented during the Awards Reception at the ALA Annual Conference.