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Let’s nominate our librarian for the 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

Nominate a librarian for the 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

ilml2015-hires-finalLibrarians in our nation’s 120,000 libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of people every day.  If a librarian has made a difference in your life, now is the chance to tell your story.

The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community.

Nominations will be open until September 28.

Up to 10 librarians in public, school and college, community college and university libraries will be selected to win $5,000 and will be honored at a ceremony and reception in New York, hosted by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. In addition, a plaque will be given to each award-winner’s library. Winners will be announced in December 2015.

Each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program accredited by the ALA in library and information studies or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.  Nominees must be currently working in the United States in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or at an accredited K-12 school.

For more information and to nominate a librarian, visit www.ilovelibraries.org/ilovemylibrarian.

[Here is the link to Nominate a Public Librarian– webmaster]

The award is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The New York Public Library, and The New York Times.

It is administered by The American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world.

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[webmaster note:  The info pages mention this point: “If you have a group of people who want to send in a nomination for the same librarian, please consider pooling your thoughts into a single nomination, if possible.”   What say you, Westborough people?]

Winter Storm Warning 255 PM EST Sat Feb 7 2015

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
255 PM EST SAT FEB 7 2015

...LONG DURATION SNOW EVENT BEGINS LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUES
THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT WITH HEAVY ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED FOR MUCH OF
THE REGION...

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WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-
CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-
WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-
SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-
NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...ORANGE...
BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...GLOUCESTER...
CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...SPRINGFIELD...
MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...
QUINCY...AYER
255 PM EST SAT FEB 7 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 AM
EST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 AM EST
TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...AREAS OF MASSACHUSETTS NORTH OF THE CONNECTICUT AND
  RHODE ISLAND BORDER. THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF BOSTON ALONG WITH
  CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...ORANGE...BARRE... FITCHBURG...
  FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...GLOUCESTER... CHESTERFIELD...
  BLANDFORD... AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON... ...
  SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD... WORCESTER... FOXBORO...NORWOOD...
  CAMBRIDGE...QUINCY AND AYER.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...12 TO 18 INCHES THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT.
  A LOCALIZED BAND OF 18 TO 24 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE NEAR THE
  BOSTON...TO BEDFORD...TO BEVERLY AND LAWRENCE CORRIDORS IN
  NORTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING...A FEW LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS AND FLURRIES EXPECTED THROUGH
  EARLY THIS EVENING. STEADY SNOW DEVELOPS LATE TONIGHT AND
  CONTINUES AT VARYING INTENSITY THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE
  HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED DURING
  THIS LONG DURATION EVENT BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT. BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW LIKELY BY MONDAY ALONG THE COAST YIELDING POOR
  VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN AN AVERAGE OF 6 OR MORE
INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED IN A 12 HOUR PERIOD...OR FOR 8 OR MORE
INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL
TREATED SURFACES...AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY UNPLOWED OR
UNTREATED SURFACES.

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