The LJ editors are seeking nominations for the 28th annual Library Journal Librarian of the Year Award to honor a professional librarian for outstanding achievement and accomplishments reflecting the loftiest service goals of the library profession. These include:
- free access to information for all,
- encouragement of reading and of the greater use of books and other library materials and information sources,
- enhancement and expansion of library service to all areas and constituencies in the community, and
- strengthening of the library role and position in the community.
Who is eligible?
Any working professional librarian in any type of library anywhere in North America (United States, Canada, Mexico) is eligible. “Professional” means a person in possession of a master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science and/or holding a position designated “professional” in a library or library service. People nominated in previous years are also eligible.
To submit a nomination:
Postmark or email deadline is November 2, 2015; email is preferred. Send submissions in an electronic format such as a Word document or a PDF to Rebecca Miller at email@example.com, or mail nominations to: Librarian of the Year/LJ, Library Journal, 123 William St., Suite 802, New York, NY 10038
Nominating letters should name the candidate and describe in 500 words or less why the nominee is deserving of recognition. Supporting letters and accompanying material will be considered, but the nominating letter itself will be of prime importance.