[Libs-Or] [Fwd: [alacro-l] Nominations Open for I Love My Librarian Award]

Suzanne Sager bvss at pdx.edu
Wed Aug 19 12:50:53 PDT 2009


Suzanne L. Sager
Oregon ALA Chapter Councilor

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Subject: 	[alacro-l] Nominations Open for I Love My Librarian Award
Date: 	Tue, 18 Aug 2009 16:54:50 -0400
From: 	Michael Dowling <mdowling at ala.org>
To: 	ALACRO-L <alacro-l at ala.org>, <chapeditor at ala.org>

  Nominations open for 2009 Carnegie Corporation Of New York/New York
  Times I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK -- Nominations open today for the 2009 Carnegie Corporation of 
New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.


The award invites library users 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 will run through October 9 and are being accepted 
online at ilovelibraries.org/ilovemylibrarian.

Up to 10 librarians will be selected. Each will receive a $5,000 cash 
award, a plaque and a $500 travel stipend to attend an awards ceremony 
and reception in New York, hosted by The New York Times in December. In 
addition, a plaque will be given to each award winner's library.

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.

Nominees will be judged by a selection committee based on quality of 
service to library users, demonstrated knowledge of the library and its 
resources and commitment shown in helping library users.

In 2008, Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded the American Library 
Association (ALA) $489,000 to support the award, which will continue 
annually through 2013. The award continues in the tradition of one The 
New York Times presented from 2001 to 2006.

Last year, more than 3,200 library users nationwide nominated a 
librarian, and 10 librarians received the award. For more information on 
last year's winners, visit 

The award is administered by ALA's Public Information Office and 
Campaign for America's Libraries, ALA's public awareness campaign that 
promotes the value of libraries and librarians.

Carnegie Corp. of New York was created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to 
promote "the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding." 
For more than 95 years, the foundation has carried out its founder's 
vision of philanthropy by building on his two major concerns: 
international peace and advancing education and knowledge. Each year, 
the private grant-making foundation invests more than $100 million in 
nonprofit organizations to fulfill Mr. Carnegie's mission, "to do real 
and permanent good in this world."

The New York Times Company, a leading media company with 2008 revenues 
of $2.9 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald 
Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers, WQXR-FM and more 
than 50 Web sites 
including NYTimes.com <http://www.nytimes.com/>, Boston.com 
<http://www.boston.com/> and About.com <http://www.about.com/>. The 
Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and 
distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library 
association in the world, with more than 65,000 members. Its mission is 
to promote the highest quality library and information services and 
public access to information.



Portland State University logo

Suzanne L. Sager
Library East, Cataloging
Portland State University

sagers at pdx.edu

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