About the I Love My Librarian Award

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The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians.

10 librarians in 2014 received a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and $500 travel stipend to attend an awards reception in New York, hosted by The New York Times, on December 2. In addition, a plaque is given to each award winner’s library.

Members of the 2014 I Love My Librarian selection committee:

  • Barbara Stripling, Past President, American Library Association; I Love My Librarian Selection Committee chair
  • Trevor A. Dawes, Past President, Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of ALA
  • Gail Dickinson, Past President, American Association of School Librarians, a division of ALA
  • Larry Neal, President, Public Library Association, a division of ALA

The award is a collaborative program of Carnegie Corporation of New York, The New York Times and the American Library Association. 

Read about the winners from previous years on the I Love Libraries website.

In order to be eligible, each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program accredited by the ALA in library and information studies or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. 

Nominees must be currently working in the United States in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or at an accredited K-12 school.