“'There's cold chicken inside it,' replied the Rat briefly; 'coldtonguecoldhamcoldbeefpickledgherkinssaladfrench

'O stop, stop,' cried the Mole in ecstacies: 'This is too much!'”
-- from
The Wind in the Willows

Friday, August 26, 2011


Who's YOUR favorite librarian?  Tell us -- well, tell the award committee.  While catching up on industry news today, I learned (from Media Bistro's Galley Cat) that it's that time, again, for the annual "I Love My Librarian!" award, organized by the American Library Association, with contributions from  The New York Times and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.  Got a favorite? Nominate yours.   To get nominating, click on these links: school librarian or public librarian or college, community college, university librarian.

10 librarians will win.  Open through September 12th. Prizes include $5,000 prize, a plaque and $500 travel stipend for the New York City awards ceremony. 
For more on the award, click here.
Plus you can read about last year's winners and download some bookmarks here.  
I know a few Picnic Basketers who seem award-worthy... let's see our colleagues get the recognition they deserve!
One last thing:  we know librarians inspire so many of us each and every day.  Here's some archived posts on librarian love from children's book authors Amy Hest, Laurie Halse Anderson, Mitali Perkins, G. Neri, Carolyn MacCullough, Christine Brodien-Jones and others ...

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