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Who is your favorite Librarian Superhero?

The librarian superhero contest is back for the second year! Last year over 800 entries were received in Gale/Cengage’s celebration of librarians; four librarian superheroes were selected to be immortalized as cartoon characters on lunchboxes. This year, the four winners selected will be celebrated in a comic strip highlighting their super talents; they will be announced at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, California.

Here’s the information from the press release about the contest:

What:  Gale Are You a Librarian Superhero? Contest

Submissions need to include basic information about their librarian — full name, library name, and most importantly, what is super about them.


All public, special, school and academic librarians in the U.S. and Canada, and the patrons, colleagues and friends who believe they are superheroes.


Call for nominations is open February 1- March 31, 2012. Winners will be announced at the Gale booth during the American Library Association’s annual meeting on June 21-26, 2012 in Anaheim, CA.


Librarians can nominate themselves or their peers by logging on to


Librarians go to extraordinary lengths every day for their patrons. To celebrate those feats of greatness and encourage others, Gale will honor librarians everywhere by unmasking just a few of the superheroes among us.

Who is your favorite librarian superhero? Nominate him or her today! But hurry, the contest closes one week from today on March 31st.

One comment

  1. Alan Van Poznak, MD

    Agnes Kolben of the Tenafly NJ public library is a gem, a treasure and a delight, ever ready to help with any request from the most simple to the most complex. She has an extensive knowledge of European languages, and an encyclopedic memory for classical music and artists. All this is put to good use in helping children and adults to find materials that will expand their horizons and deepen their appreciation for the wonders that reside in our public libraries. Long may she wave!

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