The I Love My Librarian Award Ceremony will be streamed on the American Library Association YouTube channel on January 22 starting at 3:30 p.m. CT. Tune in and sign up here to be notified about future I Love My Librarian Award activity.
Has a librarian made a difference in your life or gone above and beyond to serve your community? The I Love My Librarian Award invites library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. Each year, up to 10 librarians are honored at a ceremony held in their honor and receive a $5,000 cash award.
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 Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. 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 a library at an accredited K-12 school, or have been working at one of these institutions as of March 1, 2021.
The philanthropic foundation Carnegie Corporation of New York generously sponsors the I Love My Librarian Award. The New York Public Library also supports the award program. The ALA administers the award through the Communications and Marketing Office, which promotes the value of libraries and librarians.
Since the award was established in 2008, 130 librarians have received this distinguished honor. In that time, library users nationwide have shared more than 21,000 nominations detailing how librarians have gone above and beyond in their commitment to inclusivity, literacy, and digital access.
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