Nominations are now being accepted for The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. The award, administered by ALA’s Public Information Office and Campaign for America’s Libraries, encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of librarians for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community. Nominations for librarians in college, community college and university libraries opened on September 2 and run through October 15.
Up to 10 librarians in public, school and academic libraries will be selected honored at a ceremony and reception in New York at TheTimesCenter, hosted by The New York Times. Each winner also will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a $500 travel stipend to attend the awards reception. 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 resources and commitment shown in helping library users.
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.
For more information, including the online nomination form and tools to help promote the award, visit the I Love Libraries website.