[Libs-Or] Fwd: [alacro-l] ALA invites public to nominate librarians for the 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

Suzanne Sager bvss at pdx.edu
Wed Aug 19 07:42:52 PDT 2015


It would be awesome to see someone in Oregon win this!

Suzanne L. Sager

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From: Don Wood <dwood at ala.org>
Date: Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 7:14 AM
Subject: [alacro-l] ALA invites public to nominate librarians for the 2015
I Love My Librarian Award
To: "alacro-l at lists.ala.org" <alacro-l at lists.ala.org>

CHICAGO – 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 Sept. 28 by visiting

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 Dec. 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

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

*About Carnegie Corporation of New York*

Carnegie Corporation of New York was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911
“to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.”
In keeping with this mandate, the Corporation's work focuses on the issues
that Andrew Carnegie considered of paramount importance: international
peace, the advancement of education and knowledge, and the strength of our

*About The New York Public Library*

The New York Public Library is a free provider of education and information
for the people of New York and beyond. With 92 locations—including research
and branch libraries—throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island,
the Library offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions,
programming and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars, and has seen
record numbers of attendance and circulation in recent years. The New York
Public Library serves more than 18 million patrons who come through its
doors annually and millions more around the globe who use its resources at
www.nypl.org. To offer this wide array of free programming, The New York
Public Library relies on both public and private funding. Learn more about
how to support the Library at nypl.org/support.

*About the American Library Association*

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library
association in the world, with more than 55,000 members in academic,
public, school, government, and special libraries. The mission of the
American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development,
promotion and improvement of library and information services and the
profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access
to information for all.

Don Wood
Program Officer
Chapter Relations Office
American Library Association
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Suzanne L. Sager
Oregon ALA Representative
Portland State University Library
PO Box 1151
Portland, OR  97207-1151

Phone: 503-725-8169
Fax: 503-725-5799

email: sagers at pdx.edu
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