About the I Love My Librarian Award

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The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians.

10 librarians in 2013 received a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and $500 travel stipend to attend an awards reception in New York, hosted by The New York Times, on December 17, 2013. In addition, a plaque given to each award winner’s library.

Members of the 2013 I Love My Librarian selection committee include:

  • Maureen Sullivan, Past President, American Library Association; I Love My Librarian Selection Committee chair
  • Carolyn Anthony, President, Public Library Association, a division of ALA
  • Susan Ballard, Past President, American Association of School Librarians, a division of ALA
  • Steven J. Bell, Past President, Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of ALA

The award is a collaborative program of Carnegie Corporation of New York, The New York Times and the American Library Association.

Read about the winners from 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

In order to be eligible, 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.