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Show Your Love for Your Librarian

Is there a special librarian in your life? The one that tells you about the latest mystery, or finds the perfect research book for you? If so, nominate them for the 2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. Time is running out as nominees are only being accepted until September 6, 2013.

The award is to recognize librarians nationwide and the patrons and communities they serve. You can nominate a public, college, school, university of specialty librarian for the award. Here’s more info from the American Library Association:

The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians.

10 librarians in 2012 received a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and $500 travel stipend to attend an awards reception in New York, hosted by The New York Times, on December 18, 2012. In addition, a plaque given to each award winner’s library.

Members of the 2012 I Love My Librarian selection committee include Molly Raphael, ALA past president and committee chair; Dr. Rookaya Bawa, Carnegie Corporation of New York; Carl A. Harvey II, past president of the American Association of School Librarians, a division of ALA; Diane McNulty, The New York Times; Joyce L. Ogburn, past president of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA; and Eva Poole, President of the Public Library Association, a division of ALA.

The award is a collaborative program of Carnegie Corporation of New York, The New York Times and the American Library Association.

You can find all the nomination forms and details by following this link.

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