I Love My Librarian Award

Librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day.  The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians.  We want to hear how you think your librarian is improving the lives of the people in your school, campus or community.

Each year 10 librarians are selected. Each librarian receives a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by The Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association in library and information studies or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.  Nominees must be currently working in the United States in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or at an accredited K-12 school.

Nominations for the 2015 I Love My Librarian Award are open through September 28.

Nominate a School Librarian

Nominate a Public Librarian

Nominate a College, Community College, or University Librarian

If you want to resubmit a nomination from a previous year, we've made it easy.

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

In the award’s first seven years, library supporters nationwide sent in more than 14,000 nominations for their librarians. A total of 70 librarians have won the award to date. Read about the previous winners: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009,and 2008.

I Love My Librarian 2015