Announcing the I Love My Librarian Award winners

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Meet the winners of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award! The awardees include an academic librarian who leads a book club for adults with intellectual disabilities, a school librarian who uses virtual reality and 3D modeling to engage students, and a public librarian who develops services for newly arrived immigrants and refugees.

Selected from a pool of more than 1,900 nominations submitted by library users across the county, these 10 librarians were chosen for making a profound difference in improving lives and transforming communities.

This award wouldn’t be possible without library lovers and supporters like you, so thank you to everyone who submited a nomination. We received more than 1,900 nominations from across the country, detailing stories about how librarians are going above and beyond to make a difference in their communities. The I Love My Librarian Award Committee had an extremely difficult task selecting only 10 winners from such an outstanding pool of librarians.

For the first time ever, the winners will be honored at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia on January 25 at 3 p.m. ET. The award ceremony will also be livestreamed on Facebook, so everyone can join the celebration either online or in person and hear inspiring stories about librarianship. Look for details about the livestream on ALA's Facebook or Twitter accounts or sign up to receive notifications about all future I Love My Librarian events.