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Do You Know A Standout 'Paralibrarian'?

c01e15a04bf5446b245f99b7561f0664_f269.pngIn many libraries across the country, prominent Friends of the Library double as part-time support staff for that same facility. If one of your number fits that description, consider nominating that multitalented colleague for Paralibrarian of the Year.

Each year, Library Journal honors one support staffer with this special honor. Sponsored by DEMCO, it comes with a $1,500 cash prize, reception at the annual ALA conference, and a feature in the March 2017 issue of Library Journal.

Criteria for consideration include: a track record of encouraging reading in your community, a clear commitment to free access to information, and a demonstrated ability to break down barriers between librarians and other staff.

Nominations must include a short (500-word) write up on why your Friend is a contender. Click here to learn more. Postmark or email your entry materials by January 10, 2017.