I Love My Librarian Award ad available for download

Megan Humphrey


The Campaign for America's Libraries

(312) 280-4020



For Immediate Release

September 23, 2008

(Chicago) Librarians can now download an ad that appeared in the New York Times for the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.

The ad, and other tools to promote the award in the library and online, is available at
www.ilovelibraries.org/lovemylibrarian/publicity.cfm. Libraries can use the ad in flyers or signs to promote the award. Other promotional tools include a Web badge, sample press release, flyers and award logos.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of librarians for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community. It is administered by the American Library Association’s Public Information Office as part of the Campaign for America’s Libraries.

Up to 10 librarians in public, school and academic libraries will be selected. Each will be honored at a ceremony and reception in New York at TheTimesCenter in December, hosted by The New York Times. Each winner also will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a $500 travel stipend to attend the awards reception. In addition, a plaque will be given to each award winner’s library.

Nominations are open at www.ilovelibraries.org/ilovemylibrarian. Nominations for librarians in public libraries are open through Oct. 1. Nominations for librarians in school, college, community college and university libraries run through Oct. 15.

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 currently work 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.

For more information, visit the award web site at