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.

2013 I Love My Librarian Award winners10 librarians in 2013 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 17. In addition, a plaque is given to each award winner’s library. See pictures from the 2013 award ceremony.

Members of the 2013 I Love My Librarian selection committee include Maureen Sullivan, ALA past president and committee chair; Susan D. Ballard, past president of the American Association of School Librarians, a division of ALA; Dr. Steven J. Bell, past president of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA; and Carolyn A. Anthony, President of the 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 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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.