2008 I Love My Librarian Award Winners

Carnegie Corp. of NY/NY Times I Love My Librarian Award



Congratulations to the 10 winners of the 2008 I Love My Librarian Award!

Nominations for the 2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Awards are now closed. Winners will be announced in December.


Questions?  Email Megan McFarlane, Campaign Coordinator, American Library Association, mmcfarlane@ala.org.



Read an article (PDF) about the 2008 winners from American Libraries.



The 2008 Winners





Jean Amaral

Jean AmaralReference Librarian, Antioch University New England
Keene, New Hampshire


“Worth the price of our tuition dollars all by herself"

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Linda Allen

Linda AllenLibraries Director, Pasco County Library System
Hudson, Florida


"Her forward looking philosophy has been the backbone of the library system."

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Amy Cheney

Amy CheneyLibrarian, Alameda County Library, Juvenile Hall
San Leandro, California


“Inspired literally thousands of detained students”

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Jennifer Lankford Dempsey

Jennifer Lankford DempseyLibrary Media Specialist and Technology Coordinator
Wrights Mill Road Elementary School
Auburn, Alabama


 “The driving force behind our school’s transformation into a 21st Century learning community"

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Carol W. Levers

Carol W. LeversCommunity Services Librarian
Kansas City, Kansas Public Library
Weekend Supervisor
Plaza Branch Library, Kansas City Public Library
Kansas City, Missouri


"I know I can count on her."

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Dr. Margaret "Gigi" Lincoln

Dr. Margaret "Gigi" LincolnLibrary Media Specialist
Lakeview High School Library
Battle Creek, Michigan


"Immeasurable impact on students and the learning process"

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Iona R. Malanchuk

Iona R. MalanchukAssociate University Librarian and Head of the Education Library
The Education Library at the University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida


“This librarian pays attention to all details.”

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Elaine McIlroy

Wellfleet Public Library
Wellfleet, Massachusetts


"She has enabled me and countless others to perform, teach, and create community."

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Paul McIntosh

Paul McIntoshLibrary Media Specialist
Wadleigh Secondary School For The Performing and Visual Arts
New York, New York


“Makes a small room in a public school in Harlem feel like the center of the universe."

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Arezoo Moseni

Arezoo MoseniSenior Librarian
The New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Library, The Art Collection
New York, New York


“Enables such rich sharing within the larger community”

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