Congratulations to this year's I Love My Librarian Award honorees! Each honoree receives a $5,000 cash prize as well as complimentary registration and a $750 travel stipend to attend ALA’s 2023 LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience Conference.
Thank you to all the library supporters who sent in nominations. More than 1,500 library users submitted stories highlighting how their librarians have gone above and beyond in their communities. Honorees were selected for their outstanding public service accomplishments.
Members of the media, please visit the I Love My Librarian Award Press Kit for further resources and contact information.
Meet the 2023 Honorees
Kathryn Blackmer Reyes
San José State University
San José, California
"Her passion and love for her profession is infectious."
Highlands County Library System
"Her dedication is the stuff that dreams are made of."
Lafayette Public Library
"Cara Chance exemplifies everything a librarian should be."
Kansas State University
"Tara has helped make a reading practice one of the signature things one does at Kansas State."
George Washington University
"David is an outstanding colleague and citizen of the university."
Julie Marie Frye
Childs Elementary School
"She approaches students of all ages with a keen devotion to their unique inquiries and literacy needs."
Lauren Ginsberg DeVilbiss
Wright Brothers School
New York City
"Lauren Ginsberg-DeVilbiss is a testament to how vital an inspiring library is for a child’s development."
Jamie M. Gregory
Christ Church Episcopal School
Greenville, South Carolina
"Her library is a springboard for empowering people to value lifelong learning."
The Highbridge School
Bronx, New York
"Roseanna Gulisano is our school librarian, but her nickname should be Wonder Woman."
Evanston Public Library
"There’s nothing about this librarian that the community doesn’t love."
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