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Library Journal sponsors and co-sponsors many awards to recognize greatness and contributions to the library industry. Submit your nominations today! (See past winners.)

Library of the Year
All libraries are good, some are great. LJ is looking for role-model libraries to vie for the honor of being the 2010 Library Journal/Thomson Gale Library of the Year. Learn more and submit your nominations here.
Postmark deadline: April 2, 2010

The Political Winners (and Sinners) of the Year
Tell LJ about the political issues that have affected your library this year, and the people who launched preemptive strikes to ensure the library will thrive, helped save it from the onslaught of the bad economy, or threw a monkey wrench into the works. Learn more and submit your nominations here.
Extended postmark deadline: August 14, 2009

The LJ Teaching Award
The LJ Teaching Award, sponsored by ProQuest, recognizes excellence in educating the next generation of librarians. This annual award, now in its third year, honors the winning LIS teacher with an article in Library Journal in the Nov. 15 issue of the magazine, a $5000 prize, and a cocktail reception at ALA-Midwinter. Learn more and submit your nominations here.
Postmark deadline: September 27, 2010

Librarian of the Year
The LJ editors are seeking nominations for the 22nd 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. Learn more and submit your nominations here.
Postmark deadline: November 10, 2009

Best Small Library in America

The 2010 Best Small Library in America winner is the Glen Carbon Centennial Library, IL. The guidelines are being reviewed and will be updated by late spring for the 2011 award. However, they are a good base for thinking about a future nomination, so please use them to get started. Thank you.
Postmark deadline: November 5, 2010

Movers & Shakers
The editors of Library Journal need your help in identifying the emerging leaders in the library world. Our seventh annual Movers & Shakers coverage will profile 50-plus up-and-coming individuals from across the United States and Canada who are innovative, creative, and making a difference. Learn more and submit your nominations here.
Deadline: November 2, 2009

Paraprofessional of the Year
The 2010 Paraprofessional of the Year is Allison Sloan. Library Journal will honor one support staffer with the twelfth annual Paraprofessional of the Year award, sponsored by DEMCO, in its March 1, 2011, issue. Learn more to submit your nominations here.
Ptostmark deadline: January 10, 2010

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