Tuesday, Nov. 1st (ahem, tomorrow) is the deadline to submit your nomination for Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers list. That doesn’t leave you much time to nominate that person you met at ALA Annual whose efforts caught your attention. Or your co-worker who seems to be ahead of every trend. Or yourself! It may be that you don’t know anyone who fits the strict criteria. Oh, what are the criteria, you ask?

A M&S is a “leader in the library world” who is “innovative, creative, and making a difference”. Previous teen services-related winners have kick-started teen services in their branch, library system, and community. (One winner got gaming systems in all 20 branches in her library system!!) Others began a project on a small scale only to have it adopted by their surrounding community. Let me highlight a few previous winners so that you might be inspired to nominate someone or strive to be a contender for next year’s award.

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Time to nominate “up-and-coming individuals from around the world who are innovative, creative, and making a difference” for Library Journal‘s 10th annual list of Movers & Shakers. There are lots of YALSA folks already on this list, but I know that there are even more out there who are doing wonderful things in libraries, with and for teens, and I’d love to see even more of them recognized. Deadline for nominations is November 1, and the chosen group will be highlighted in the March 15 edition of LJ, and honored at a special luncheon at ALA Annual in New Orleans.

So please take a moment to think about who you can nominate.

Sarah (pioneer class of 2002)