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Nominate a Superstar Librarian to Win $5000

Melissa Glanden delivers an impassioned speech at the 2020 I Love My Librarian Award ceremony

Has a librarian made a difference in your life? Now is your chance to say thank you: nominations for the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award are open through November 9.

Each year, the I Love My Librarian Award recognizes 10 outstanding librarians with a $5000 prize and the honor of a lifetime. Leaders from the American Library Association (ALA) select the winners from thousands of nominations from library users—and your librarian could be next.

The I Love My Librarian selection committee is looking for stories of librarians whose passion, creativity, and expertise have made an impact during these unprecedented times. During the COVID-19 pandemic, librarians have been working harder than ever to serve their communities while maintaining social distancing: they’ve hosted video storytimes and virtual programs, expanded access to Wi-Fi in their areas, helped seniors avoid isolation and stay connected, and provided hunger relief amid rising food insecurity across the country.

I Love My Librarian awardees receive national media attention, shining a well-deserved spotlight on their amazing library. Winners will also be honored at a virtual award ceremony during ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in January 2021 and receive complimentary conference registration as part of their prize package.

Nominating someone takes only a few minutes and can change your librarian’s life forever. Visit the I Love My Librarian Award website to submit a nomination today.

Wondering how to make your nomination stand out? Check out these tips for making the best possible case for your librarian.

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