I Love My Librarian Award

Librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day.  The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians.   Each year 10 librarians are selected. Each librarian receives a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Nominations for the 2018 I Love My Librarian Award are open through midnight CDT on October 1. Winners will be announced in early December. Sign up here to be notified about future I Love My Librarian Award activity.

NOMINATE A PUBLIC LIBRARIAN

NOMINATE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN

NOMINATE A COLLEGE, COMMUNITY COLLEGE, OR UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

RESUBMIT A NOMINATION FROM A PREVIOUS YEAR

Each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association 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.

Check out these tips for creating a standout nomination (PDF).

Questions Email campaign@ala.org.

The I Love My Librarian award is a collaborative program of Carnegie Corporation of New York, the New York Public Library, The New York Times, and the American Library Association.

In the award’s first 10 years, library supporters nationwide sent in more than 18,000 nominations for their librarians. A total of 100 librarians have won the award to date. Read about the previous winners: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008.

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