Press Kit

I Love My Librarian Award Press Kit

The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. The award is a collaborative program of Carnegie Corporation of New York, The New York Public Library, and the American Library Association.

Each year up to 10 librarians are selected. Each librarian receives a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York. In 2017 more than 1100 library lovers submitted detailed stories regarding how their librarian had an impact on their communities and lives.

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.

The award is a collaborative program of Carnegie Corporation of New York, the New York Public Library, The New York Times, and the American Library Association.

Members of the 2018 I Love My Librarian Award Selection Committee:

Jim Neal, Chair
Immediate Past President
American Library Association

Steven Yates
Immediate Past President
American Association of School Librarians,
a division of the American Library Association

Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne
President
Public Library Association,
a division of the American Library Association

Cheryl A. Middleton
Immediate Past President
Association of College & Research Libraries,
a division of the American Library Association

Christopher Platt
Chief Branch Library Officer
New York Public Library

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Media Contacts

Macey Morales
Communications and Marketing Office, ALA
cmomedia@ala.org

Celeste Ford
Carnegie Corporation of New York
212-207-6277
cfc@carnegie.org

2018 Winners


Ginny Norris Blackson

Central Washington University
Ellensburg, Washington

Press release: Ginny Blackson chosen for 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

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Joy Lynn Bridwell

Stone Child College
Box Elder, Montana

Press release: Joy Bridwell chosen for 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

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Tamara Lea Cox

Wren High School
Piedmont, South Carolina

Press release: Tamara Cox receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

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Nancy Lynn Daniel

Western Piedmont Community College
Morganton, North Carolina

Press release: Nancy Daniel receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

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Terri Gallagher

Community College of Beaver County
Monaca, Pennsylvania

Press release: Terri Gallagher and Paula Kelly receive 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

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Stephanie H. Hartwell-Mandella

Katonah Village Library
Katonah, New York

Press release: Stephanie Hartwell-Mandella receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

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Dr. Linda E. Robinson

Mansfield Middle School
Mansfield, Connecticut

Press release: Linda Robinson receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

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Lindsey Tomsu

Algonquin Area Public Library District
Algonquin, Illinois

Press release: Lindsey Tomsu receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

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