Nominations open for Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity

For Immediate Release
Tue, 12/01/2015

Contact:

Cheryl Malden

Program Officer

Governance

312-280-3247

cmalden@ala.org

CHICAGO Librarians face adversity every day, whether they are defending a book that has been challenged or fighting to provide services on a limited budget.

If you know a beleaguered librarian, now is your chance to give that person some much needed recognition by nominating them for the Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity.

ALA is currently accepting nominations through Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 for this award.  The prize consists of $10,000 along with an odd, symbolic object from Snicket’s private stash, and a certificate. The nominee must be a librarian.

According to Snicket, it is his hope 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.”

To find out more information about the award, including how to nominate candidates, visit www.ala.org/awardsgrants/lemony-snicket.

For more information, please contact:

Cheryl Malden

Program Officer

American Library Association

312-280-3247

cmalden@ala.org

 

Nanette Perez

Program Officer

American Library Association

312-280-4225

nperez@ala.org