I Love My Librarian Award Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the 2009 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. Administered by ALA’s Public Information Office and Campaign for America’s Libraries, the award invites 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. Nominations will run through October 9 and are being accepted online.

Up to 10 librarians will be selected. Each will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to attend an awards ceremony and reception in New York, hosted by The New York Times in December. In addition, a plaque will be given to each award winner’s library. Nominees will be judged by a selection committee based on quality of service to library users, demonstrated knowledge of the library and its resource,s and commitment shown in helping library users.

Complete details, including information on eligibility and the nomination process, are available on the award Web site.