Spread the Word – Opportunities for Recognition.
Although I try to avoid blog postings that simply list a bunch of online links & news, there are a couple of exciting things that I want to share with everyone. I have succumbed! These are some great ways to recognize how libraries and librarians have impacted your life. I encourage you to disseminate information about these opportunities widely!
The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award
Librarians in our nation’s 123,000 libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans every day. Now is your chance to tell us why we should shine the spotlight on a librarian at your public, school, college, community college or university library. Nominate your librarian for the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award! Up to ten librarians will be honored. Each will receive $5,000 and be recognized at an awards ceremony hosted by The New York Times at The Times Center in December 2008. All winners will be announced in early November.
- Nominations for librarians who work in public libraries closed on October 1st.
- Nominate a librarian at a college, community college or university! Nominations open for college, community college, and university librarians on September 2 and must be completed by October 15.
- Nominate a school library media specialist! Nominations open for school library media specialists on September 2 and must be completed by October 15.
Library Journal Movers & Shakers
The editors of Library Journal need your help in identifying emerging leaders in the library world. Our eighth annual Movers & Shakers supplement, distributed with our March 15, 2009, issue will profile 50-plus up-and-coming innovative, creative individuals from across the United States, Canada, and around the world.
From librarians to vendors to others who work in the library field, Movers & Shakers 2009 will celebrate the professionals who are moving our libraries ahead. Deadline for submissions is November 10, 2008. For a nomination form, go to www.libraryjournal.com/movers2009. See 2008 Movers & Shakers by clicking the linked image above.
Electronic Resources & Libraries Annual Conference 2009
The ER&L Conference is currently offering scholarships and awards for their annual conference. In addition, they are having a tee shirt design contest! You don’t have to be attending the conference to submit a tee shirt design. The deadline for design submissions is 5 pm EST on Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 and they will be voted on during the first week in November. You can find more information about the design competition, conference, scholarships and awards here: http://electroniclibrarian.org/forum/2008/10/01/erl-09-registration-scholarships-awards-and-conference-t-shirt-design-contest/
ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year
Do you have a colleague or coworker, boss or librarian on your staff that you would like to recognize for their contributions to the profession? Nominations are open for Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. This award annually recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development. An award of $5,000 will be presented by YBP Library Services. We need your help to identify individuals that are deserving of this prestigious award. The Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award committee is currently accepting nominations, and the deadline is December 5, 2008. More information about the award can be found in the Awards section of the ACRL Web site, http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/awards/acrllibrarian.cfm.