LISNews Librarian Essay Contest

The first ever LISNews Librarian Essay Contest invites librarians to write an original essay about issues that impact librarianship. The contest will run for the entire month of February 2010, with the fabulous prizes awarded sometime in March. Winning essayists will receive one of several prizes including Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards, and a year of hosting from

I'll be happy to answer any questions via email or in the comments below. If you're interested in being a judge, let me know. I'll post more details a little later in the month.


Can librarians co-author an essay for the contest?

Sure! Bring a team!

Can we submit if we have received our MSLS, work at a library, but can't seem to find a job as a librarian?

Yes, certainly, I won't be proofing anyone.

Just curious.

What does CAU mean?


Is there a length requirement for the essay?



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