NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of the exceptional public, school, college, community or university librarians. Nominations will run through September 12 and are being accepted online at http://atyourlibrary.org/ilovemylibrarian.
Up to 10 librarians will be selected. Each librarian will receive 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 New York Times.
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.
In the award's first six years, library supporters nationwide have sent in more than 13,000 nominations for their librarians. A total of 60 librarians have won the award to date. To learn about past award winners, please visit http://atyourlibrary.org/ilovemylibrarian/2013-winners.
Carnegie Corporation of New York has provided ALA funding to administer the national award. The New York Times supports the award through ads in the newspapers and NYTimes.com. The award is a collaborative program of Carnegie Corporation of New York, The New York Times and the American Library Association.
Carnegie Corporation of New York is a philanthropic foundation created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to do "real and permanent good in this world."
SOURCE American Library Association