I Love My Librarian Award

I Love My Librarian Award

Composite of ten photos featuring the I Love My Librarian Award recipients and the award logo. Top row from left: Melissa Corey, Claire Dannenbaum, Fred Gitner, Clare Graham, Gabriel Graña. Bottom from left: Diana Haneski, Gladys López-Soto, Ted Quiballo, Mychal Threets, Curt Witcher

Join Us for the Annual I Love My Librarian Ceremony

The I Love My Librarian Award ceremony will take place during the LibLearnX welcome reception at 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, January 19. If you can’t join us in person for the ceremony, you can stream it live on ALA’s Youtube channel! The red-carpet ceremony is a joyous, happy, and often emotional affair, featuring speeches from all of the award winners, library and ALA leaders, and more. Dubbed “The Oscars for the Library World,” it’s one of our favorite events of the year.

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Composite of ten photos featuring the I Love My Librarian Award recipients and the award logo. Top row from left: Melissa Corey, Claire Dannenbaum, Fred Gitner, Clare Graham, Gabriel Graña. Bottom from left: Diana Haneski, Gladys López-Soto, Ted Quiballo, Mychal Threets, Curt Witcher

America Has Spoken! Ten Librarians Selected to Receive the 2024 I Love My Librarian Award

The American Library Association has announced the 10 recipients of the coveted I Love My Librarian Award. The 2024 recipients include three academic librarians, four public librarians and three school librarians who were nominated by patrons nationwide for their expertise, dedication and profound impact on the people in their communities.

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I Love My Librarian Award 2024

I Love My Librarian Award: What Makes a Strong Nomination?

It’s finally September, which means summer is waning and fall is approaching. It also means only a few weeks remain to submit your nomination for the 2024 I Love My Librarian Award! While ten librarians will be awarded, more than 1,000 nominations are received for the award every year, so submitting a strong nomination is key to making your librarian stand out among the crowd.

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I Love My Librarian Award 2024 logo with blue stripes. Text reads: Your librarian could receive $5,000!

Nominate Your Favorite Librarian for the I Love My Librarian Award

Has a librarian made a difference in your life or gone above and beyond to serve your community? Then show them some love by nominating them for the 2024 I Love My Librarian Award!

The I Love My Librarian Award invites library lovers 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.

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America Loves These Librarians!

Today the American Library Association (ALA) announced the recipients of the I Love My Librarian Award. Thousands of library users from across the United States submit nominations for the award each year—but only 10 nominees can receive the honor. This year’s winners from academic, public, and school libraries are being recognized for their expertise, dedication, and impact on

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