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I Love My Librarian Award

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The I Love My Librarian Award invites library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians.

Each year up to 10 librarians are selected. Each honoree receives a $5,000 cash award in recognition of their outstanding service to their community. They will be honored at an award ceremony during the the American Library Association's LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience in January 2024 and will receive complimentary conference registration and a travel stipend as part of their prize package.

Since its inception in 2008, library supporters nationwide submitted more than 20,000 nominations for their librarians. A total of 150 librarians have received the award to date.

Each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association in library and information studies or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Nominees must be currently working in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or at at library at an accredited K-12 school, or have been working at one of these institutions as of March 1, 2023.

The I Love My Librarian Award is generously sponsored by the philanthropic foundation Carnegie Corporation of New York, with additional support from the New York Public Library. The award is administered by the American Library Association, the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities.

Media Contacts

Raymond Garcia
Communications and Marketing Office, ALA

Press Releases

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2024 Honoree Photos

Click each image to download the full size version.

Melissa Corey

Claire Dannenbaum

Fred Gitner

Clare Graham

Gabriel Graña

Diana Haneski

Gladys López-Soto

Ted Quiballo

Mychal Threets

Curt Witcher

Composite image of all ten honorees

Composite image of all ten honorees with award logo

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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