Monday, September 22, 2008

I Love My Librarian 2008

Well, I could if I was in the US. has annual awards for public, tertiary and school librarians. 
To quote from the site:
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 TheTimesCenter in December 2008.
Just out of interest, these are the questions asked of those nominating a school library media specialist aka teacher librarian:
Reasons for Nominating this Librarian
  • How did you come to know the nominee and how long have you known him or her?
  • How has the nominee helped you and/or students at school? For example, did the nominee help you with a project, recommend resources or collaborate with you to enhance student learning?
  • How has the library, and the nominee in particular, had an impact on students and the learning process?
  • How does the nominee make the school a better place? Please be specific.
  • How has the individual demonstrated leadership in the school community or the profession?

It's a useful exercise to self-evaluate on these criteria.  What answers can one give about oneself?

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