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The Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Librarian for
Exhibiting Outstanding Character in the Face of Adversity

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Library Association (ALA)

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Award of $10,000 to a USA, Canada, or International librarian to recognize someone who has exhibited extraordinary character in the face of a difficult situation. Nominees should demonstrate that they have dealt with these situations with integrity and with their dignity still intact. In addition to the cash prize, the awardee will receive a certificate and a symbolic object from Lemony Snicket.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166587

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Estimated Size of Grant:

$10,000, a symbolic object from the sponsor's private stash, and a certificate.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The nominee must be a librarian.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is February 1, 2018.

The award will be presented during the Awards Reception at the ALA Annual Conference.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


Cheryl Malden, Staff Liaison
Phone: (312) 280-3247
Fax: 312 944-3897

American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.