Sunday, September 13, 2009

Show Some Love

Now is your chance to nominate your Richmond Public Library librarian for a national award!

The "I Love My Librarian" award is by no means your average small plastic trophy. It's a national award sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times, and is administered by the American Library Association. The goal of this award is to showcase librarians from the thousands of libraries across the nation and to recognize their impact on the communities they serve. Up to ten librarians will be recognized, and each will receive $5,000 and will be honored in a December ceremony in New York!

Nominations will be accepted for public, collegiate, and school library media specialists, and the deadline for nominations is less than one month from now - October 9, 2009. Winners will be chosen by a committee comprised of representatives from academic, public and school media libraries, as well as representatives from the Carnegie Corporation and The New York Times, and will be announced in early November.

The best part about this award is that we - the library patron community - can use this nomination process and award to show our thanks and appreciation to our librarians who go above and beyond to serve us.

We've made it as easy as possible to nominate your librarian here on the blog by adding the "I Love My Librarian" badge just under our Library Calendar at the top right of this page. Click on the text, and it will connect you directly to the award web page. Click on the "Public Librarian Nomination Form" and you're all set! Or, alternatively, just click here for the public nomination form.

All submissions have to be online, and must be from public library users - meaning that you should hold a library card. This caveat coincides strangely well with the fact that this is Library Card Signup month at your RPL - so come on down and get yourself a card if you don't already have one!

We hope you'll take a few minutes to submit a nomination for your local Richmond Public librarian. We have a great, supportive patron community, and we always appreciate your input!

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