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Be Inspired by These Award-winning Librarians
The winners of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award have been announced. Librarians in public, school, university, and community college libraries were nominated by library patrons, who shared stories of how their librarians make a difference in their communities.
Be Recognized for Your Library’s Programming
The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is now accepting nominations for the new ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award, which recognizes a library that demonstrates excellence in library programming.
Burnsville Public Library Wins Library Programming Award
The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that the Burnsville Public Library, in Burnsville Miss., is the recipient of the 2011 Marshall Cavendish Excellence in Library Programming Award. This award, donated by the Marshall Cavendish Corporation, honors a school or public library that demonstrates excellence in library programming by providing programs that have community impact and responds to community needs.
I Love My (Programming) Librarian
The winners of the 2011 I Love My Librarian Award have been announced, and I was pleased to see some of them were recognized specifically for the programming they brought to their communities.
I Love My Librarian Award Winners Announced
Librarians in our nation’s 122,000 libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans every day. Today, ten librarians are recognized for service to their communities, schools, and campuses as winners of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.
Muslim Journeys and Peacebuilding Grants Available
The American Library Association Public Programs Office is announcing a new funding opportunity for prospective applicants for the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys program. The United States Institute of Peace and the Institute of International Education have launched a new public education initiative, U.S. Institute of Peace Public Education for Peacebuilding Support.
NaNoWriMo @ your library
Many aspiring novelists are brainstorming and charging their laptops in preparation for visiting your library during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a creative writing project whose goal is to get people of all ages to try to write a novel of 50,000 words by the end of November.
Want to Have an Award-Winning School Library?
The deadline for the Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming is fast approaching (December 15, to be exact), so I thought now would be a good time to highlight past award winners and share some application tips.
Winners of the 2011 John Cotton Dana Awards
Editor’s note: Below you’ll find great examples for boosting your library’s PR. And don’t miss Loudoun County Public Library’s “Try Poetry” program.