Tools to promote the I Love My Librarian Award
Here are tools to help you promote the award locally at your library:
Post on your website or blog.
At 144 X 236 pixels this banner should fit most sidebar spaces.
Copy the code below or download the image (right click - then select "save as").
Nominate a [name of library] librarian for the I Love My Librarian Award! http://ow.ly/bOF8h #ilovemylibrarian
Has a librarian made a difference in your community? Nominate yours for the I Love My Librarian Award! http://ow.ly/bOF8h #ilovemylibrarian
Has a librarian from [name of library/school/college/ university] made a difference [in the community/in school/on campus]? Share your story! http://ow.ly/bOF8h
Let the world know how your librarian has made a difference in your community. Your librarian could win $5,000! http://ow.ly/bOF8h #ilovemylibrarian
Sample Facebook updates
Has a librarian from [name of library/school/college/university] made a difference in your [community/school/campus]? Now is the chance to let the world know! Nominate your librarian for the 2012 I Love My Librarian Award, and he or she could win $5,000. www.atyourlibrary.org/ilovemylibrarian
Your school librarian makes the school a better place. Nominate him or her for the 2012 I Love My Librarian Award, and he or she could win $5,000! www.atyourlibrary.org/ilovemylibrarian
Campus wouldn't be the same without your [name of college/university] librarians. Nominate your librarian for the 2012 I Love My Librarian Award, and he or she could win $5,000! www.atyourlibrary.org/ilovemylibrarian
Sample copy for blogs, newsletters, campus newspapers
Love your library? Nominate your librarian to win $5,000 national award
Librarians in our nation’s 122,000 libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of people every day. If a local librarian has made a difference in your life, now is the chance to tell your story.
Nominations are open through September 12 for the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. The 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 are accepted only at www.atyourlibrary.org/ilovemylibrarian through an online form.
Up to 10 librarians nationwide 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. Winners will be announced in December.
Over the past three years, 40 librarians from across the country have won the I Love My Librarian Award. Previous winners have been lauded for starting community gardens, engaging kids in school and reading by integrating exercise programs into library programs, helping students with severe disabilities read classic works of literature, for helping non-traditional students learn new technology to get better jobs and more. For more information on previous winners, visit atyourlibrary.org/ilovemylibrarian.
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.
The award is supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times and administered by the American Library Association (ALA) and the Campaign for America’s Libraries, ALA’s public awareness campaign about the value of libraries and librarians.