You probably already saw the big announcement for this months 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 Borders gift cards, and a year of hosting from LISHost.org.
You can browse the current essays at http://lisnews.org/essays
What you might not know is you can help pick a winner. Each essay has a set of Stars that allow you to register your vote. The average score for each essay will help pick our winners.