The Public Libraries Feature Article Contest provides cash prizes to the authors of the best feature articles written by public librarians (or public library workers) and published in the previous volume year of Public Libraries magazine.
Our first place winner is ($500) Nicolette Warisse Sosulski, for her article “Excuse Me, Is There a Loss Section? Readers Advisory to the Grieving and Bereaved.” The Public Libraries Advisory Committee selected Sosulski’s article from among 11 articles written by a public librarian or public library worker and published in the 2017 volume year.
Five runner-up articles were also chosen to complete for the Honorable Mention ($300) award. This was conducted via a Readers’ Choice vote on the PL Online Facebook page. The winner of the Readers’ Choice vote for the Honorable Mention award is Kyra Hahn, for her article, “Public Service Loan Forgiveness – The Struggle to Qualify is Real.”
Here are the articles that were also in competition for the Honorable Mention award:
- Antifragile Management and the End of the Annual Performance Review by Mary Jo Finch and Autumn Solomon
- Efficient Librarianship – A New Path for the Profession by Douglas Crane
- Facing Failure by Kristy Pasquariello
- How I Learned to Love Patrons Again by Matt Smith
Get more information about the Public Libraries feature article award here.