2013 I Love My Librarian Award Winners

I Love My Librarian Award 2013

 

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Congratulations to the 10 winners of the 2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award! Thank you to all the library supporters who sent in nominations.

2013 I Love My Librarian Award winnersSee pictures from the 2013 I Love My librarian Award ceremony  at The TimesCenter in New York.

2013 recipients were selected for their dedicated public service and the valuable role they play in our nation’s communities in transforming lives through education.

More than 1,100 library patrons submitted detailed stories regarding how their librarian had an impact on their communities and lives.

Read on to learn more about this year's winners.

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

 

Julia E. Allegrini


Julia AllegriniCovington Branch of the Kenton County Public Library
Covington, Ky.

 

“makes all members of our community feel welcomed and respected in our library”

Read the nomination (PDF)

Video interview

 

Dr. Shahla Bahavar


Dr. ShahlaBahavar

USC Libraries
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, Calif.

 

Made a transformative contribution to the the student learning environment

Read the nomination (PDF)

Video interview

 

Holly L. Camino


Holly Camino

Buckeye Library, Medina County District Library
Medina, Ohio

 

Brought together staff and community stakeholders to create a fun and nurturing after-school environment for teens

Read the nomination (PDF)

Video interview

 

Kathleen Meulen Ellison


Kathleen Meulen Ellison

Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School
Bainbridge Island, Wash.

 

 “Essential is exactly the word that defines our librarian."

 

Read the nomination (PDF)

Video interview

 

Harold M. Forbes


Harold M. Forbes

West Virginia and Regional History Center
West Virginia University Library
Morgantown, W. Va.

 

“opened the minds and hearts of thousands of students to the wonders of rare books and special collections”

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Video interview

 

Caroline "Xiaofang" Han


Caroline "Xiaofang" Han

Cleveland Public Library
Cleveland, Ohio

 

“the bridge between us, American society,  culture and the world”
 

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Video interview

 

Jennifer Jamison


Jennifer Jamison

Atlantic City High School
Atlantic City, N.J.

 

“made the library a place where students want to be whenever they have a spare moment”

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Video interview

 

Julie Kane


Julie Kane

Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar, Va.

 

“a campus leader in incorporating digital learning initiatives into our academic program”

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Video interview

 

Molly E.K. Ledermann


Molly E.K. Ledermann

Missoula Public Library
Missoula, Mont.

 

“brings tremendous creativity and a spirit of collaboration and fun”

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Video interview

 

Charlotte Carr Vlasis


Charlotte Carr Vlasis

Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts
Chattanooga, Tenn.

 

“makes my lesson dreams come to life”

Read the nomination (PDF)