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Nominations open for 2009 I Love My Librarian Award

September 18, 2009

Is there a librarian at your local PLCMC branch who you think is outstanding? Who goes above and beyond in his or her efforts to help library users and your community? Now you have a chance to not only sing their praises locally, but on a national level. Nominations are open for the 2009 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. 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.

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. Last year, more than 3,200 library users nationwide nominated a librarian, and 10 librarians received the award.

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 a library at an accredited K-12 school.

Nominations will run through October 9 and are being accepted online at ilovelibraries.org/ilovemylibrarian. Nominate your favorite PLCMC librarian today!

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