Not all superheroes wear capes, and some just happen to be librarians!
Is your librarian a local hero? Do they go above and beyond in serving your community? Are they a champion for inclusivity or a defender of the freedom to read? Tell the world how awesome your librarian is by nominating them for the 2023 I Love My Librarian Award!
Nominations for the award are now open and will be accepted online through September 30, 2022.
Since the award's inception in 2008, library users nationwide have submitted more than 22,000 nominations detailing how librarians transformed their communities, including efforts to improve inclusivity, digital access, and literacy. To date, 140 librarians have received this distinguished honor. And now the American Library Association (ALA) is looking to add another 10 to the list.
ALA member leaders will select 10 librarians from thousands of nominations, and each selected librarian will receive $5,000 in recognition of their outstanding public service. The Association will honor award recipients on stage at the I Love My Librarian Award ceremony at ALA's LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience in January. Honorees also will receive complimentary LibLearnX registration and a travel stipend as part of their award package.
Check out last year’s inspiring honorees, then nominate your favorite librarian for the recognition of a lifetime. You can also help spread the word about the award in your community with our promotional tools.