This award invites library users nationwide to nominate librarians in public libraries, as well those in school and academic libraries. It is an opportunity for library users to tell how librarians make a difference in their community.

Thanks to the generous support of Carnegie Corporation of New York, 10 librarians will win $5,000 and be honored at an awards ceremony in New York in December, hosted by The New York Times.

For tools to help let people in your community learn about the award, see the free promotional tools on the "Promotional Tools for Librarians" link on the award website. In 2008 and 2009, nine
librarians in public libraries were honored with the award. You can learn about them, as well as other winners, at Click on the links that say "2009 winners" or "2008 winners."

Winners of the 2010 award will be announced to the public in December. If you have any questions, please e-mail Megan Humphrey at the American Library Association: