Has a librarian made a difference in your life?

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.

Nominations are open through September 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, school, college, community college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community.

Nominations are accepted only at www.atyourlibrary.org/ilovemylibrarian through an online form.

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.

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.  (All the librarians at Miner Library and Bibby Library meet these criteria.) 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), 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.

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