There are nearly 123,000 libraries nationwide, and librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day. The award encourages library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. We want to hear how you think your librarian is improving the lives of the people in your school, campus or community.
Up to ten winners will be selected this year and receive 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. In addition, a plaque will be given to each award winner’s library.
The award is administered by the American Library Association with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times.
It is important to note that in order to nominate a librarian from a public library, school library, college, community college, or university librarian you must *MUST* use their automatic form on the web page above. Think of all the times a librarian has helped you with a paper for class or found you a book you really love or were just there to lend you a pencil...they are the coolest. They deserve recognition and this is a delightful way to honor a group of professionals who, in my opinion, are the heart and soul of the library system not just here in the United States but in every library in the world.
Nominations will be open from August 2 to September 20.
Do it. Now!