2015 I Love My Librarian Award Winners

Congratulations to the 10 winners of the 2015 I Love My Librarian Award! Thank you to all the library supporters who sent in nominations.

2015 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 1300 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.

 

Diane Brown


Diane Brown

New Haven Free Public Library, Stetson Branch
New Haven, Connecticut

 

Transformed the library into a true community center by hosting cultural and educational events

Diane Brown nomination (PDF)

 

Doug Campbell


Doug Campbell

Willis Library, University of North Texas
Denton, Texas

 

Meets students where they are and then challenges them to be more

Doug Campbell nomination (PDF)

 

Sylvia Cieply


Sylvia Cieply

Otto A. Fischer School Library, Orange County Juvenile Hall
Orange, California

 

Brings a love of reading and lifelong learning to incarcerated youth

Sylvia Cieply nomination (PDF)

 

Dona J. Helmer


Dona J. Helmer

College Gate Elementary School
Anchorage, Alaska

 

Provides an invaluable hands-on approach to learning that opens up new worlds for students

 

Dona J. Helmer nomination (PDF)

 

Courtney Kincaid


Courtney Kincaid

Hood County Library
Granbury, Texas

 

Inspired a community coalition to fight for the freedom to read

Courtney Kincaid nomination (PDF)

 

Leslie D. Koch


Leslie D. Koch

Armstrong Elementary School
Eastover, North Carolina

 

Transformed an outdated school library into a welcoming hub and worked tirelessly to improve the reading scores of students

Leslie D. Koch nomination (PDF)

 

April Roy


April Roy

Kansas City Public Library, Lucile H. Bluford Branch
Kansas City, Missouri

 

Transformed the library into a bustling community center emphasizing literacy, health and wellness

April Roy  nomination (PDF)

 

Elizabeth G. Rumery


Elizabeth G. Rumery

Avery Point Campus Library, University of Connecticut
Groton, Connecticut

 

Opened the doors of the academic library to low income citizens in her community to show that education and the dream of a college degree are for everyone

Elizabeth G. Rumery nomination (PDF)

 

Dr. Christopher A. Shaffer


Dr. Christopher A. Shaffer

Troy University
Troy, Alabama

 

Created a culture of understanding and global awareness for students through partnerships with local, national and international organizations

Dr. Christopher A. Shaffer nomination (PDF)

 

Shugana Williams


Shugana Williams

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston Campus
Perkinston, Mississippi

 

Engaging students with programs and services that support individual opportunity and community progress

Shugana Williams nomination (PDF)

 

I Love My Librarian 2015
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