The Charleston Calendar Contest: Capture Your Library’s Value for SAGE

For their Charleston Calendar Contest, SAGE Publications is “inviting all academic librarians in the U.S. and Canada to submit a photo that represents why your library has value. These can be photos of your library, of yourself, of the most important aspect of your work as a librarian, or of something else that best captures why your work is valuable – [they] welcome creativity!”

From now until September 14th at 11:59pm PST, you can submit your best (original) photograph that illustrates why your library has value.  And there are some nifty prizes to be won:

–       1 first-place winner will receive a voucher for registration at the 2013 Charleston Conference as well as $500 for travel related expenses to attend the 2013 Charleston Conference.

–       5 second-place winners will receive a $50 Amazon gift cards to purchase book(s) of their choice.

–       All 6 winners will have their entry photographs featured in the 2012 Charleston Conference’s photo-desk calendar to be given to all conference attendees.

Just go to this SAGE Facebook page to find the contest rules and how to enter. And may the most valuable library photographs win!

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Cheryl LaGuardia About Cheryl LaGuardia

Cheryl LaGuardia always wanted to be a librarian, and has been one for more years than she's going to admit. She cracked open her first CPU to install a CD-ROM card in the mid-1980's, pioneered e-resource reviewing for Library Journal in the early 90's (picture calico bonnets and prairie schooners on the web...), won the Louis Shores / Oryx Press Award for Professional Reviewing, and has been working for truth, justice, and better electronic library resources ever since. Reach her at, where she's a Research Librarian at Harvard University.