Yay, it’s that time again! Time to recognize your favorite librarian by nominating her or him for the third annual Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award! In this time of budget cuts and the constant questioning of the relevance of library services, it’s important that library users recognize the importance of libraries and librarians to their daily lives.
This is your chance to recognize the exceptional services of your favorite librarian.
Nominations are open until 20 September 2010. You can nominate librarians in the following categories:
College, Community College and University Library
Up to ten winners will be selected this year and they will receive a $5000 cash award, a plaque and a $500 travel stipend to attend an awards reception hosted by The New York Times in New York. Additionally, a plaque will be given to each award winner’s library.
Not only does your favorite librarian get recognition but the library where they work is also acknowledged. This is important because this lets people know that libraries are more than just books and librarians provide more than traditional services that people come to expect from libraries. To find out about the life of a librarian, check out Library Day in the Life.
The award is administered by the American Library Association with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times.