The Paralibrarian of the Year Award is currently on hiatus.


Nominating criteria

The criteria for LJ‘s Paralibrarian of the Year are excellence in performing their job, including contribution(s) enabling the library to best serve its constituents and/or its community (whether town, college/university, school, or corporation), the encouragement of reading and the use of the library’s resources, a commitment to free access to information for all, and the candidate’s work to build networks, organizations, and/or groups to back excellence in library work and new career paths for support staff, and improved communication and the breaking down of barriers between support staff and the MLS librarians with whom they work. Nominating letters should name the candidate and describe in 500 words or less why the nominee deserves the award. Supporting letters and accompanying material will be considered, but the nominating letter itself will be of prime importance.

NOMINATION POSTMARK OR EMAIL DEADLINE: The Paralibrarian of the Year Award is currently on hiatus

As much as possible, please send submissions in an electronic format such as a Word document or a PDF via email to

Or mail nominations to:

The LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award
Library Journal
123 William St., Suite 802
New York, NY 10038

If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please contact Meredith Schwartz at


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