I Love My Librarian

(New York, NY) – Librarians in our nation’s 123,000 libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of people every day.  If a librarian has made a difference in your life, now is the chance to tell your story.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award encourages 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 be open from August 2 to September 20.

Up to 10 librarians in public, school and college, community college and university libraries will be selected to win $5,000 and will be honored at a ceremony and reception in New York, hosted by The New York Times. In addition, a plaque will be given to each award winner’s library. Winners will be announced in December 2010.

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.

For more information and to nominate a librarian, visit www.ilovelibraries.org/ilovemylibrarian.

The award is supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times.

It is administered by The American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world, and The Campaign for America’s Libraries, ALA’s public awareness campaign about the value of libraries and librarians. Below is a small snap shot of Bank Street’s librarians.

Kristin Freda
Our wonderful Director of Library Services. The person responsible for turning the library on it’s head and ushering it into the 21st century.

Nora Gaines
Acquisitions Librarian extraordinaire, and the library’s copyright guru.

Peter Hare
Evening and Saturday Reference librarian.

Frank Jolliffe
The guy who tweaks our catalog to perfection. In library speak Frank is the Technical Services Librarian.

Carol Van Houten
Your Reference Librarian: Carol has single-handedly weeded our collection from dry and dusty to cutting edge.

Lisa Von Drasek
Children’s librarian who really needs no introduction. Lisa is the go-to-person for those tricky children’s literature questions. Everyone leaves the library with a book they WANT to read thanks to Lisa.

Lindsey Wyckoff
When Bank Street noticed its archives needed some tender loving care we got Lindsey on the job – brilliant move.

Reference librarian at Bank Street College Library.

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