We’re looking for the nation’s favorite librarians!

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If there is a librarian who has made a difference in your life or made an impact on your community, now is your chance to honor their contributions by nominating them for the national l Love My Librarian Award.

The I Love My Librarian Award invites library users across the country to recognize their favorite librarians working in public, school, college, community college, or university libraries for transforming lives and improving communities. Nominations are being accepted online now through October 21, 2019.

Ten librarians will be selected to win $5,000, a plaque, and a travel stipend to attend the I Love My Librarian Award ceremony on Jan. 25, 2020 in Philadelphia. Last year’s award winners included an academic librarian who stocks the library with non-perishable foods and toiletries for low-income students, a public librarian who created a book project to preserve refugees’ stories, and a school librarian who uses therapy and certified reading dogs to help students who are struggling with anxiety or have disabilities.

To be eligible, each nominee must hold a master’s degree in library and information studies from a program accredited by the American Library Association 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 also currently work 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 United States.

The philanthropic foundation Carnegie Corporation of New York generously sponsors the I Love My Librarian Award. The New York Public Library and the New York Times are co-sponsors of the award. The award is administered by the American Library Association, the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services.

For more information, including tips for writing a standout nomination, visit http://www.ilovelibraries.org/lovemylibrarian.