I Love My Librarian
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Nominations now Closed

The call for nominations for the 2024 I Love My Librarian Award closed on September 30. Honorees will be announced in December 2023.

Has a librarian made a difference in your life or gone above and beyond to serve your community? The I Love My Librarian Award invites library users 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.

Since the award was established in 2008, 150 librarians have received this distinguished honor. In that time, library users nationwide have shared more than 23,000 nominations detailing how librarians have gone above and beyond in their commitment to inclusivity, literacy, and digital access.

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2024 Selection Committee

Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada
Immediate Past President
American Library Association

Kathy Lester
Immediate Past President
American Association of School Librarians

Erin L. Ellis
Immediate Past President
Association of College & Research Libraries

Dr. Maria Taesil Hudson McCauley
Immediate Past President
Public Library Association

Caryl Matute
Vice President, Branch Libraries and Patron Services
New York Public Library

Chase Ollis, Staff Liaison
Communications Manager
American Library Association

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Questions and Media Inquiries

For questions about the I Love My Librarian Award, please email campaign@ala.org.

For media inquiries, please visit the I Love My Librarian Award Press Kit and contact cmomedia@ala.org.

Composite of ten photos of individual librarians.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2023 I Love My Librarian Award!

Thank you to all the library supporters who sent in nominations. More than 1,300 library users submitted stories highlighting how their librarians had above and beyond in their communities. Honorees were selected for their outstanding public service accomplishments.

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