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Friday, August 12, 2011

Call for Nominations: 2011 Carnegie Corporation of New York/NYT I Love My Librarian Award. Due September 12

Nominations are open for the 2011 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New
York Times I Love My Librarian Award.

The award invites library users nationwide 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 being accepted online at
atyourlibrary.org/ilovemylibrarian through Sept. 12.

Up to 10 librarians will be selected.  Each will receive a $5,000 cash
award, a plaque and will be honored at an awards ceremony and reception
in New York, hosted by The New York Times, in December.

Over the past three years, 30 librarians from across the country have
won the I Love My Librarian Award.  Last year, more than 2,000 library
users nationwide nominated a librarian.  Previous winners have been
lauded for starting community gardens, helping students with severe
disabilities read classic works of literature, for helping
non-traditional students learn new technology to get better jobs and
more.  For more information on previous winners, visit

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.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian
Award is administered by the Campaign for America's Libraries, ALA's
public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and
librarians. The Campaign is made possible by ALA's Library Champions,
corporations and foundations.

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