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If you know an exceptional librarian, nominate them for the American Library Association's annual "I Love My Librarian" Award. If your nominee wins, they receive a [from the website:] "$5,000 cash award, a plaque and a $500 travel stipend to attend an awards reception in New York, hosted by The New York Times, in December. In addition, a plaque is given to each award winner’s library.
"The award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. We want to hear how you think your librarian is improving the lives of the people in your school, campus or community.
"In order to be eligible, 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."
Hurry - the nominations close September 27!
Good luck to all the nominees!