I Love My Librarian Award
Librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day. The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times 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.
Up to 10 librarians will be selected. Each librarian will receive 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 New York Times.
Nominations will run through Sept. 12.
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.
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Questions? Email Megan McFarlane, Campaign Coordinator, American Library Association, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the award’s first six years, library supporters nationwide sent in more than 13,000 nominations for their librarians. A total of 60 librarians have won the award to date. Read about the previous winners: