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Love a librarian? Nominate them for an I Love My Librarian Award!

What do a youth services coordinator from Anchorage Public Library, a librarian for history, Latin American studies, and romance languages at SUNY Albany, and a library media specialist from Dallas, Texas, have in common? They are three winners of the I Love My Librarian Award, which recognizes librarians working in public, school, college, community college, …

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Meet 10 of America’s Favorite Librarians

Every year, thousands of library users submit nominations for the American Library Association (ALA)’s I Love My Librarian Award—but only 10 outstanding nominees can receive this prestigious honor. This year’s newly announced winners have truly gone above and beyond to serve and empower their communities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. “During an unprecedentedly challenging year, …

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Janet Eldred

Librarian with Early-stage Dementia Wins National Award for Facing Adversity with Integrity

As director of the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, Janet Eldred has overseen major projects like building renovation and smaller daily tasks like working tirelessly with her team, lugging books, and sitting cheerfully at library booths through rainy festivals. But the challenge she now faces with remarkable dignity and grace is a medical one. …

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Miriam Tuliao

Librarian swims to raise money for diversity initiatives

Miriam Tuliao didn’t learn how to swim until she was in her 40s. But now she’s an open-water masters swimmer—and she’s using her time in the water to support causes important to her and to honor individuals who have made positive contributions to the library world. This month, Tuliao will swim Grimaldo’s Mile, a one mile open …

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President Barack Obama calls libraries “citadels of knowledge and empathy”

f you love libraries (and we’re assuming you do because that’s the name of this website!), you are in great company. This week, former President Barack Obama spoke to the American Library Association about his recent book A Promised Land. He also had a few things to say about libraries and librarians. Spoiler alert: he’s a fan. Here’s …

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Meet the Athlete-Turned-Archivist Preserving Olympic and Paralympic Stories

After more than a decade on Team USA, wheelchair racer Amanda McGrory is starting a new chapter with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC). As the organization’s staff archivist, she’s drawing on personal experience as well her professional expertise to preserve and share the nation’s athletic history. McGrory has been competing at the highest …

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Lights, Camera, Library: Behind the Scenes at the Motion Picture Academy Archives

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may be best known for its annual Oscars ceremony, but the organization’s work continues year-round. Its efforts to uplift the medium of cinema are aided by a team of expert librarians and archivists, tasked with preserving and sharing the history of film. About 70 staff work at …

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This Library Staffer’s App Lets You Wedge the Ever Given Anywhere

The internet has fallen head over hulls for the Ever Given, the container ship whose massive length blocked the Suez Canal for six days last week. Salvage crews have finally managed to free the vessel, but the memes are still flowing online—thanks in part to Boston Public Library (BPL) staff member Garrett Dash Nelson’s Ever Given …

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In a photo from the turn of the century, a librarian and several children read books around a table

People Share How Librarians Have Changed Their Lives

Every day, librarians help people access information, discover the joy of reading, and feel welcome in their communities. We asked I Love Libraries readers and the American Library Association’s social media followers to share how librarians have impacted their lives over the years. Here are a few of our favorite stories: “I was 6 years old in …

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photo of the Evergiven ship in Suez canal

This Library Staffer’s App Lets You Wedge the Ever Given Anywhere

The internet has fallen head over hulls for the Ever Given, the container ship whose massive length blocked the Suez Canal for six days last week. Salvage crews have finally managed to free the vessel, but the memes are still flowing online—thanks in part to Boston Public Library (BPL) staff member Garrett Dash Nelson’s Ever Given …

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