The New York Times 2003 Librarian Awards
May 14, 2003 5:09 PM   Subscribe

Help celebrate National Underappreciated Librarian Month Nominate your favorite librarian for The New York Times 2003 Librarian Awards. "The New York Times has long been committed to fostering literacy and building awareness of issues important to society. We are proud to support and honor public librarians across the nation, who do so much to nurture a better-informed society.
The awards honor those librarian[s] who consistently demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, knowledge and public service in the execution of their duties.
Read the Eligibility and Rules download the Nomination Form and nominate Someone today!
posted by Blake (7 comments total)
Jessamyn gets my vote!
posted by thirteen at 6:04 PM on May 14, 2003


Unfortunately, I don't think she's eligible. It looks like it's only to honor those who work in public libraries, not those who do a bangup job of advocacy on our behalf. We should have an honorable MeFi Librarian award, though, and raise money on her behalf for one of the needy libraries mentioned here.
posted by arco at 6:54 PM on May 14, 2003

Let's just hope that nobody votes for the first lady. That's all we need is another photo opt for George W. :-)
posted by tljenson at 7:01 PM on May 14, 2003

I vote for my colleague and myself - two librarians who are spending all day, every day, proofreading a pharmaceutical index ... Nobody will ever notice, unless we make a hydrodiazovirazoloproxapamobromate cholorozolaximabmesylate sized mistake.
posted by sheauga at 7:03 PM on May 14, 2003

However, in all fairness, Laura Bush deserves an honorable mention.
She did a great job with that National Book Festival.
Jessamyn fans might prefer:

the irascible Sanford Berman, author of a think piece for Luddite librarians
Joanne Lewis, founder of the Global Issues Resource Center
Charles Willett of the Civic Media Center
or Chris Dodge of the Utne Reader
electronic information gurus Peter Jacso, Gary Price, and Mary Ellen Bates
or this fellow.
posted by sheauga at 7:47 PM on May 14, 2003

...or my boyfriend, who works tirelessly for the new york pl (formerly of the main harlem branch, yet!).
posted by pxe2000 at 4:45 AM on May 15, 2003

I'll probably nominate one of the Vermont librarians out here who has been working like crazy to help pass the Freedom to Read Protection Act. I'd accept an honorable MeFi Librarian award though.
posted by jessamyn at 5:57 AM on May 16, 2003

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