Press Kit

I Love My Librarian Award Press Kit

The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. The award is a collaborative program of Carnegie Corporation of New York, The New York Public Library, The New York Times and the American Library Association.

Each year up to 10 librarians are selected. Each librarian receives a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York. In 2016 more than 1100 library patrons submitted detailed stories regarding how their librarian had an impact on their communities and lives.

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 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.

Members of the 2017 I Love My Librarian Award Selection Committee:

Julie Todaro, Chair
Immediate Past President
American Library Association

Audrey P. Church
Immediate Past President
American Association of School Librarians,
a division of the American Library Association

Pam Sandlian Smith
President
Public Library Association,
a division of the American Library Association

Irene M. H. Herold
Immediate Past President
Association of College & Research Libraries,
a division of the American Library Association

Christopher Platt 
Chief Branch Library Officer
New York Public Library

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Media Contacts

Heather Cho
American Library Association
312-280-4020
hcho@ala.org

Celeste Ford
Carnegie Corporation of New York
212-207-6277
cfc@carnegie.org

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2016 Winners


Danielle S. Apfelbaum
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Danielle S. Apfelbaum

New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, New York

Press release: Old Westbury, New York librarian chosen for national public service honor

 

 

Andrea Bernard
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Andrea Bernard

Tyler Memorial Library
Charlemont, Massachusetts


Press release: Charlemont, Massachusetts librarian chosen for national public service honor

 

 

 

Olga Valencia Cardenas
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Olga Valencia Cardenas

Stanislaus County Library
Modesto, California


Press release: Modesto, California librarian chosen for national public service honor

 

 

Elissa Checov
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Elissa Checov

Gwinnett Technical College / Gwinnett County Public Library
Lawrenceville, Georgia


Press release: Lawrenceville, Georgia librarian chosen for national public service honor

 

 

Kathryn Cole
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Kathryn Cole

Northside Elementary School
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Press release: Chapel Hill, North Carolina librarian chosen for national public service honor

 

 

Tabatha Farney
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Tabatha “Tabby” Farney


University of Colorado
Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Press release: Colorado Springs librarian chosen for national public service honor

 

 

Sherri Ginsberg
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Sherri Ginsberg

Hillsides Library
Pasadena, California


Press release: Pasadena, California librarian chosen for national public service honor

 

 

Lia Kharis Hillman
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Lia Kharis Hillman

San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco, California


Press release: San Francisco librarian chosen for national public service honor

 

 

Jamille Rogers
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Jamille Rogers

Marguerite Vann Elementary School
Conway, Arkansas


Press release: Conway, Arkansas librarian chosen for national public service honor

 

 

Roosevelt Weeks, Sr.
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Roosevelt Weeks, Sr.

Houston Public Library
Houston, Texas

Press release: Houston librarian chosen for national public service honor