2010 Winners

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Congratulations to the 10 winners of this year's I Love My Librarian Award! Thank you to the 2000 library supporters who sent in nominations. Read on to learn more about this year's winners.


Laura Farwell Blake

Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library
Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass.


“Routinely described to prospective graduate students as being the number one reason to attend Harvard for an English Ph.D.”

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Paul "The Library Guy" Clark

Clay County Library System
Fleming Island, Fla.


Used vacation time to lobby for state aid for Florida libraries.

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Ellen M. Dolan

Shrewsbury Public Library
Shrewsbury, Mass.


Created community partnerships to help maintain library services and hours.

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Jeff Dowdy

Bainbridge College Library
Bainbridge, Ga.


Exceptional customer service to the college’s students and faculty.

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Melissa McCollum

County of Los Angeles Public Library
Lawndale Library
Lawndale, Calif.


“Love of community is evident in everything Melissa McCollum does.”

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Kelley I. McDaniel

Helen King Middle School
Portland, Maine


Imagination and innovation.

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Patricia J. Updike

Webb Street School
Gastonia, N.C.


Helps students with disabilities experience classic literature.

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Doug Valentine

McKillop Elementary School
Melissa, Texas

"Everything Mr. Valentine touches becomes a priceless lesson in sharing for students and teachers alike.”

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Christina Wagner

Goodman South Madison Branch Library
Madison, Wisc.


A “tireless activist for social justice;” hosts programs to help low-income adults get an education.

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Stefanie Wittenbach

Texas A&M University-San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas


Built library services from the bottom up on a new university campus.

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