Do you know a Birmingham Public Librarian who goes beyond the call of duty? A national contest wants to know.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, is the deadline to nominate a librarian for the I Love My Librarian Award, sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times.
Ten national winners will be selected. Each will receive $5,000, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to attend an awards reception in New York. A plaque will also be given to each winner's library.
Saundra Ross-Forrest, BPL branch manager at North Avondale Library, was one of the 10 winners in 2011. She was the only librarian from Alabama to win last year. Will BPL see a repeat this year? We sure hope so! We have some of the best librarians around and we want the world to know it.
Don't delay. Please nominate your favorite librarian today! Nominations can only be made online. To get started, go to http://atyourlibrary.org/ilovemylibrarian.