Nominate a stellar librarian for the national I Love My Librarian Award

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) invites library users nationwide to nominate their favorite librarians for the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. The national award recognizes the outstanding public service contributions of librarians working in public, school, college, community college or university libraries. Nominations are accepted online now through Sept. 30, 2022.

Ten librarians will each receive $5,000 in recognition of their outstanding achievements. Awardees will be honored at the I Love My Librarian Award ceremony at the 2023 LibLearnX Conference in New Orleans; honorees will also receive free full conference registration as part of their award packages.

Last year’s honorees included a public librarian who provided vital services to the community following a devastating derecho, an academic librarian who continues to uncover a university’s hidden racial histories, and a school librarian who transformed the a middle school’s culture of reading through implementing a bookstore model through the school’s library.

Since the award was established in 2008, library users nationwide have submitted more than 22,000 nominations detailing how librarians transformed their communities’ inclusivity, digital access and literacy. 140 librarians have received this distinguished honor.

Full eligibility criteria, as well as tips for writing a strong nomination, are available on the award website.

The philanthropic foundation Carnegie Corporation of New York has generously sponsored the I Love My Librarian Award since its inception. The New York Public Library is also a supporter of the award. The award is administered by the American Library Association.

About Carnegie Corporation of New York
Carnegie Corporation of New York was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding. In keeping with this mandate, the Corporation’s work focuses on the issues that Andrew Carnegie considered of paramount importance: education, international peace, and a strong democracy.

About The New York Public Library
For 125 years, The New York Public Library has been a free provider of education and information for the people of New York and beyond. With 92 locations—including research and branch libraries—throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, the Library offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, programming and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars, and has seen record numbers of attendance and circulation in recent years. The New York Public Library receives approximately 16 million visits through its doors annually and millions more around the globe who use its resources at www.nypl.org. To offer this wide array of free programming, The New York Public Library relies on both public and private funding. Learn more about how to support the Library at nypl.org/support.

About the American Library Association
The American Library Association is the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services. For more than 140 years, the ALA has been the trusted voice of libraries, advocating for the profession and the library’s role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all. For more information, visit ala.org.

Originally published at https://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2022/07/nominate-stellar-librarian-national-i-love-my-librarian-award

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