2011 Winners

Congratulations to the 10 winners of the 2011 I Love My Librarian Award! Thank you to the 1700 library supporters who sent in nominations. Read on to learn more about this year's winners.

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

 

Venetia V. Demson


Venetia V. Demson

DC Public Library
Washington, D.C.

 

“Creates a safe haven for all.

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Video interview

Martha Ferriby


Martha Ferriby

Hackley Public Library
Muskegon, Michigan

 

"Everyone feels welcome."

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Video interview

Jennifer O. Keohane


Jennifer O. Keohane

The Simsbury Public Library
Simsbury, Connecticut

 

“Programs that offer the unemployed a place to learn new skills, collaborate and network.”

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Video interview

Dr. Rhonda Allison Rios Kravitz


Dr. Rhonda Allison Rios Kravitz

Sacramento City College
Sacramento, California

 

 “Makes anything seem possible.”

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Jennifer U. LaGarde


Jennifer U. LaGarde

Myrtle Grove Middle School
Wilmington, North Carolina

 

“Changes the reading lives of students.”

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Elizabeth “Betsy” Long


Elizabeth Betsy Long

Doby's Mill Elementary School Media Center
Lugoff, South Carolina

 

“Creates an inviting learning space.”

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Michelle Luhtala


Michelle Luhtala

New Canaan High School Library
New Canaan, Connecticut

 

“A true innovator.”

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Video interview

Saundra Ross-Forrest


Saundra Ross-Forrest

North Avondale Branch Library
Birmingham, Alabama

 

“Passion for her community.”

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Rebecca Traub


Rebecca Traub

Temple University Harrisburg
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

 

“One of the most valuable resources on campus.”

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Barbara K. Weaver


Barbara K. Weaver

Ivy Tech Community College Northwest
Gary, Indiana

 

“Fosters community.”

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Video interview

I Love My Librarian 2011

Caroline Kennedy speaking at 2011 I Love My Librarian Award Ceremony Caroline Kennedy was the keynote speaker at the I Love My Librarian Award Ceremony in New York City on December 8. Read her remarks or view a video of the awards ceremony.

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