Tools to promote the I Love My Librarian Award
Use the tools on this page to help us promote the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award award in your community. Follow along on social media using the hashtag #ILoveMyLibrarian.
The tools include:a sample press release, sample tweets, downloadable logos for your newsletter or website, web badge for your website.
Customize this press release and distribute to newspapers or list in your library newsletter. Also available as a Word doc.
Sample Press Release
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Contact: (name, title, phone number)
Nominate a librarian for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award
(CITY, STATE) – Librarians in our nation’s 120,000 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 until September 12.
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 2014.
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.
Nominate a #librarian from [NAME OF CITY, STATE, OR LIBRARY] for the #ILoveMyLibrarian Award! http://bit.ly/4h9f2A
Who do you love? Nominate one of our #librarians for the #ILoveMyLibrarian Award! http://bit.ly/4h9f2A
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Spread the love! Nominate your #librarian for the 2014 #ILoveMyLibrarian Award today! http://bit.ly/4h9f2A
Who do you love? Nominate one of our librarians for the national #ILoveMyLibrarian Award! http://bit.ly/4h9f2A
10 #librarians will win $5,000. Nominate yours for a 2014 #ILoveMyLibrarian Award! http://bit.ly/4h9f2A
Has a #librarian made a difference in your life? Nominate them for 2014 #ILoveMyLibrarian Award. http://bit.ly/4h9f2A
Download the I Love My Librarian logo JPG (Hi-res). To download, right-click on the size and type of image you'd like, then choose "Save."
<a href="http://www.ilovelibraries.org/ilovemylibrarian" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.ilovelibraries.org/sites/ilovelibraries.org/files/content/lovemylibrarian/webbadge_ilml-2014-1.png" alt="Nominate your librarian for a 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York, NewYork Times I Love My Librarian Award"></a>