On December 3, 10 librarians were recognized for their outstanding service as the 2009 winners of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian award.
Each of the 10 award winners receives a $5,000 cash award and will be honored at a ceremony and reception at TheTimesCenter in New York and hosted by The New York Times. Nominations were open to librarians working in public, school, college, community college and university libraries.
The award, which began as The New York Times Librarian Awards in 2001, is now a collaborative program of Carnegie Corporation of New York, The New York Times, and the American Library Association. The Award will continue through 2012.
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