Nominations Open for "I Love My Librarian" Award

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Nominations are now open for the 2009 Carnegie Corporation of New York New/York Times "I Love My Librarian Award." Administered by American Library Association's Public Information Office and Campaign for America's Libraries, 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. 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. Nominations will run through Oct. 9 and are being accepted online. Complete details, including information on eligibility and the nomination process, are available on the award Web site at 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.