2014 Winners

2014 I Love My Librarian Award Winners

Congratulations to the 10 winners of the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award! Thank you to all the library supporters who sent in nominations.

2014 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 1000 library patrons submitted detailed stories regarding how their librarian had an impact on their communities and lives.

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

Michael Beller


Michael Beller

F.W. Olin Library, Mills College
Oakland, California

 

"Librarian, teacher, leader, mentor, guide, expert, cheerleader, and friend to so many on campus"

Read the nomination (PDF)

Video interview

Cherry Hamrick


Cherry Hamrick

Delta Township District Library
Lansing, Michigan

 

"Her leadership has improved the quality of life of all the library's patrons."

Read the nomination (PDF)

Video interview

Jessica Elaine Holmes


Jessica Elaine Holmes

Westridge Elementary School Library Media Center
Frankfort, Kentucky

 

"Constantly coming up with ideas to make our school grow as a learning community"

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Video interview

Lynn Hancock Hurt


Lynn Hancock Hurt

Brown Library at Virginia Western Community College
Roanoke, Virginia

 

 "Providing outreach to traditional and distance students who previously had little library interaction"

 

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Video interview

David Lopez


David Lopez

Santa Ana Public Library
Santa Ana, California

 

"A testament to what hard work and passion can become while making a positive impact in his own community"

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Video interview

Christine Payne


Christine Payne

Appoquinimink High School
Middletown, Delaware

 

"This is what she has done most significantly for the school and library - created an environment built around acceptance."
 

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Video interview

Kevin M. Ray


Kevin M. Ray

Cleveland Public Library
Cleveland, Ohio

 

"He has made a difference in the community because he bring the books from 'the' community to 'our' community."

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Video interview

Ciro Scardina


Ciro Scardina

P.S. 18 School Library
Staten Island, New York

 

"He bring an infectious vitality and vibrancy to P.S. 18 with his out of the box thinking."

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Video interview

Sarah A. Sugden


Sarah Sugden

Waterville Public Library
Waterville, Maine

 

“Creating connections, promoting use of the library and challenging our ideas of what a library can offer to its community"

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Video interview

Frances Yates


Frances Yates

Indiana University East
Richmond, Indiana

 

"Empowers students to explore multiple perspectives and discover more about themselves and the world."

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Video interview

2014 I Love My Librarian Award

See pictures from the 2014 I Love My librarian Award ceremony  at The TimesCenter in New York.

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