Initiatives & Projects

I Love My Librarian Award

I Love My Librarian Award 2016Winners of the 2016 I Love My Librarian Awards were announced on November 30th.  Meet the winners! Nominations for the 2017 awards will open in June. Sign up here to be notified about future I Love My Librarian Award activity.

The I Love My Librarian Award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of the exceptional public, school, college, community or university librarians. Up to 10 librarians are be selected. Each receives a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by The Carnegie Corporation of New York.

 


Library Card Sign-up Month

Teen Titans are Honorary Chairs for Library Card Sign-up Month 2017!

Pr: osteThe only thing more powerful than a Teen Titan? A library card!Each year thousands of public and school libraries come together each fall in a national effort to remind parents and children that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Library Card Sign-up Month was launched in 1987.

This September, crimefighting DC Super Heroes, the Teen Titans, will team up with the American Library Association (ALA) to promote the value of a library card. As honorary chairs, DC’s Teen Titans will remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

Starting on April 13, 2017, Teen Titans posters and bookmarks will be available for purchase through the ALA Store. In the coming months, free print and digital public service announcements (PSAs) will be available for libraries featuring the Teen Titans. Sample media tools also will be offered to shine a light on all the resources the public can get for free with a library card. Tools will include a sample press release, proclamation, radio PSA scripts and tweets. Additionally, free Teen Titans artwork for library cards will be provided by DC.


National Library Week: "Libraries Transform"

Soccer great Julie Foudy serves as 2017 National Library Week Honorary Chair

Julie FoudyJulie Foudy is a retired professional soccer player, two-time World Cup champion, and a medalist in the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Olympics. She was inducted into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2007. She is currently a reporter and analyst for ABC/ESPN, contributor and writer for espnW, and motivational speaker.

Foudy also will add author to her credits with the release of her first book, “Choose to Matter,” to be published by Disney Publishing Worldwide in the spring of 2017.

Learn more about National Library Week and download free tools at ala.org/nlw.