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2024 Feature Article Award Winners Announced

by on May 3, 2024

Public Libraries, the official magazine of the Public Library Association (PLA), is excited to announce the winners of the 2024 Feature Article Contest. These articles, chosen for their excellence in content and contribution, are excellent examples of the dedication and innovation within the public library community.

We’re thrilled to award $500 to each of the following outstanding contributors:

  • Heath Umbreit, Adult Services Librarian, Morrill (MA) Memorial Library, for their enlightening piece, “Making Your Library a Gender-Inclusive Space,” featured in the July/August 2023 issue of Public Libraries magazine.
  • Summer Boismier, Teen Initiatives Project Manager; Jackson Gomes, Young Adult Internship Coordinator; Nick Higgins, Chief Librarian; Leigh Hurwitz, Collections Manager, Customer Experience; Karen Keys, Young Adult Services Coordinator; and Amy Mikel, Director, Customer Experience, Brooklyn Public Library, for their collaborative work, “Read Whatever You Want-Brooklyn Public Library’s Books Unbanned,” showcased in the March/April 2023 issue of Public Libraries magazine.

These articles were selected after careful consideration of all submissions by public library workers published in 2023. The winners were chosen by members of the Public Libraries Advisory Committee.

For more details about the contest, feel free to contact PL editor Kathleen M. Hughes at khughes@ala.org.



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