Adversity can be your boss, your budget (or lack thereof), your patrons, your ancient technology, your colleagues, your disintegrating infrastructure, your bureaucracy, your lack of career mobility or whatever stresses you out…
I do love the word Noble for Librarians.
The Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity
It is of the opinion of Lemony Snicket, author, reader, and alleged malcontent, that librarians have suffered enough. Therefore he is establishing an annual prize honoring a librarian who has faced adversity with integrity and dignity intact. The prize will be a generous amount of cash from Mr. Snicket’s disreputable gains, along with an odd, symbolic object from his private stash, and a certificate, which may or may not be suitable for framing. It is Mr. Snicket’s hope, and the ALA’s, that the Snicket Prize will remind readers everywhere of the joyous importance of librarians and the trouble that is all too frequently unleashed upon them.
Deadline for Submissions is February 3, 2020.