ALA is running a contest to recognize a librarian in your community! Here's the press release from ALA:
patrons encouraged to nominate a local librarian to win $5,000
STATE) – Librarians in our nation’s 122,000
libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of people every
day. If a local librarian has made a difference in your life,
now is the chance to tell your story.
are open through September
the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My
Librarian Award. The award encourages library users to recognize the
accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community
college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the
lives of people in their community.
to 10 librarians nationwide will be selected to win $5,000 and will
be honored at a ceremony and reception in New York, hosted by The New
York Times. Winners will be announced in December.
Over the past three years, 30 librarians from across the country have
won the I Love My Librarian Award. Last year, more than 2,000
library users nationwide nominated a librarian. Previous winners
have been lauded for starting community gardens, helping students
with severe disabilities read classic works of literature, for
helping non-traditional students learn new technology to get better
jobs and more. For more information on previous winners, visit
nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program
accredited by the ALA in library and information studies or a
master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an
educational unit accredited by the National Council for the
Accreditation of Teacher Education. Nominees must be currently
working in the United States in a public library, a library at an
accredited two- or four-year college or university or at an
accredited K-12 school.
award is supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New
York Times and administered by the American Library Association
(ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world, and
The Campaign for America’s Libraries, ALA’s public awareness
campaign about the value of libraries and librarians.