ALA Invites public to nominate librarians for the 2015 I Love My Librarian Award
The American Library Association (ALA) asks library users to nominate librarians who have transformed lives and communities through education and lifelong learning for its coveted 2015 I Love My Librarian Award. The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the public service of exceptional public, school, college, community college or university librarians. Library users can nominate their favorite librarians now through September 28 by visiting http://www.ilovelibraries.org/lovemylibrarian.
Each year since the award’s inception in 2008, the ALA selects up to 10 librarians from a pool of thousands of nominations. Award winners will each receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the I Love My Librarian Award ceremony and reception in New York City on December 3, 2015, hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program accredited by the ALA in library and information studies or hold a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational program 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.
In the award’s first seven years, library supporters nationwide shared more than 14,000 nominations for exceptional librarians. A total of 70 librarians have won the award to date. For more information regarding previous award winners, please visit http://ilovelibraries.org/lovemylibrarian/2014/14winners.
The I Love My Librarian Award is generously sponsored by Carnegie Corporation of New York. This year the ALA welcomes The New York Public Library as a co-sponsor. The ALA administers the award through the ALA’s Public Awareness Office, which promotes the value of libraries and librarians.