(Vancouver, May 21, 2008) The Canadian Association of Special Libraries and Information Services (CASLIS) invites Canadian library and information specialists to explore their creative side and apply their skills to solve a mystery.
To enter the contest, we want you to create an information specialist (be it librarian, records manager, knowledge management consultant, or whoever) who makes use of their professional skills to turn detective. You don’t need to write the entire novel. Just give us:
- A title
- An outline plot summary
- An extract
Entries will be reviewed by a jury composed of librarians and mystery writers. The winner will be awarded a $50 gift certificate from a mystery bookstore. The jury members are:
- Evette Berry, Calgary Public Library
- Ross Gordon, Director, RCMP Library and Canadian Police College Library
- Mary Jane Maffini, mystery writer and lapsed librarian
Entries should be submitted to CASLIS.SpecialIssues@gmail.com by September 15, 2008.