I Love My Librarian

Meet 2014 I Love My Librarian winner Cherry Hamrick

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Cherry Hamrick is one visionary who turns her vision into reality.

The director of the Delta Township District Library in Lansing, Michigan for more than 10 years, Hamrick was the driving force behind the design and construction of the new district library.  Jose Lopez, one of her nominators for the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award, called the building, which opened in 2008, “a well-used, IT-ready community asset.

Meet the winners of the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

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There are a total of 165,986 certified librarians in the United States, but only a relative handful can claim membership in an elite group – a group neither defined by birth nor monetary distinction.

What they have in common is the fact that they are loved.

This week, 10 librarians representing the spectrum of library service – public, school, academic and special, received the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award for outstanding public service to the community and ongoing commitment to changing lives through education.

School librarian Elissa Malespina, 2014 Bammy Award-winner, is the technology leader in her school

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In a recent tweet, Elissa Malespina wrote, "I believe that librarians must become the technology leaders in our school!"

Malespina doesn’t just talk the talk and she has the hardware to prove it, having recently received the 2014 Bammy Award in the school librarian category.

Presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International, the Bammy Awards recognize those who make a difference in the education of children, not only bringing their efforts to the public eye, but also encouraging collaboration across the disciplines responsible for delivering that education.

Michelle Luhtala Speaks About the Positive Impact of Winning the 2011 I Love My Librarian Award

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In June, at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas we spoke with Michelle Luhtala, winner of the 2011 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award, about the impact that winning had on her career and her local community.

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