Nominate Your Librarian

Nominations for the 2019-2020 I Love My Librarian Award are open through October 21. In order to nominate a librarian, please answer the questions on the form below. We’re sorry, but we cannot accept essays or entries that are sent via email or mail. 

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

Before you get started, we want to ensure that all nominations have the best possible chance of being considered, so we offer the following helpful tips to nominators:

  • You'll need to submit the entire application in one session. 
  • Please keep in mind that after submitting your nomination, you will be not able to return to edit it.  If you feel your nomination has an error, please re-submit it.
  • To make the process easier for applicants, we've provided a list of the prompts (Word doc) so you can prepare your nomination in advance and some tips for creating a standout nomination (PDF).
  • If you have a group of people who want to send in a nomination for the same librarian, please consider pooling your thoughts into a single nomination, if possible.  We have found that having so many points of view in a single nomination gives us a stronger sense of who the nominee is and how they have made a difference in the community.  However, nominators may send in individual nominations.

A reminder: 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. In order to be eligible, 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.

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About You
Use this field to submit the names of any additional nominators.
About Nominee

We receive hundreds of nominations each year, so focus on what makes your librarian exceptional. Here are a few prompts to help get you started:

  • In what ways does the nominee go above in beyond in their role as librarian?
  • How does the nominee make their community a better place?
  • How has the nominee improved your life or the lives of others in your community?
  • What makes the nominee a leader in their community?