Patrons of The Seattle Public Library can nominate their favorite librarian for national award
Librarians 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.
Nominations are open through Sept. 12 for 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 and school libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community.
Nominations are accepted online at www.atyourlibrary.org/ilovemylibrarian.
Up 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, 40 librarians from across the country have won the I Love My Librarian Award. Previous winners have been lauded for starting community gardens, engaging kids in school and reading by integrating exercise programs into library programs, 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 about previous winners, visit www.atyourlibrary.org/ilovemylibrarian.
Each 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.
The award is supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times and administered by the American Library Association (ALA) and the Campaign for America's Libraries, ALA's public awareness campaign about the value of libraries and librarians.
For more information contact:
Andra Addison, communications director
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