Public Libraries magazine announces 2022 Feature Article Contest winners

For Immediate Release
Sun, 01/23/2022


Larra Clark

Deputy Director

Public Library Association

American Library Association

CHICAGO--Public Libraries, the official magazine of the Public Library Association (PLA), is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the Feature Article Contest for articles published in the previous year.

First prize of $500 was awarded to Katie Horner, Head of Circulation & Reference, Lake Bluff (Ill.) Public Library, for her article “We Can Do Better – Best (and Worst) Practices for Manager Responding to Sexual Harassment Claims,” which was published in the September/October 2021 issue of Public Libraries.

Honorable mention prize of $300 was awarded to Tamar Kirschner, Library Technology Program Lead and Instructor, Job Skills for Library Careers: Access & Technical Services in Libraries, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, Calif., for her feature article, “We All Win—Training and Advancement for Non-MLIS Library Workers” which was  published in the November/December 2021 issue.

All feature articles written by public library workers and published in 2021 by the magazine were evaluated. Both winners were chosen by members of the Public Libraries Advisory Subcommittee. For more information on the contest, please contact the Public Libraries editor, Kathleen M. Hughes, at

About the Public Library Association
The Public Library Association (PLA) is the largest association dedicated to supporting the unique and evolving needs of public library professionals. Founded in 1944, PLA serves nearly 10,000 members in public libraries large and small in communities across the United States and Canada, with a growing presence around the world. PLA strives to help its members shape the essential institution of public libraries by serving as an indispensable ally for public library leaders. For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or