Congrats to the info pros who were just named as recipients of the 2013 I Love My Librarian Award.
Ten librarians from various types of libraries joined the company of a select few as recipients of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award today. 2013 recipients were selected for their dedicated public service and the valuable role they play in our nation’s communities in transforming lives through education. Only 60 librarians nationwide have won the I Love My Librarian Award since its inception in 2008.
There are 166,305 certified librarians in the United States who, along with more than 200,000 dedicated library workers, offer services to the elderly, job-seekers, small business owners, families, students and others.
As part of the nominating process, more than 1,100 library patrons submitted detailed stories regarding how their librarian had an impact on their communities and lives. The nominations detailed how local librarians provided life-changing resources for multicultural communities and new Americans, created fun and educational safe havens for youth, and strived to preserve local history.
Each recipients will receive a $5,000 award at an upcoming ceremony in New York City.
Covington (Ky.) Branch of the Kenton County Public Library
Dr. Shahla Bahavar
University of Southern California Libraries
Buckeye Library, Medina (Ohio) County District Library
Kathy Meulen Ellison
Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School
Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Harold M. Forbes
West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries
Morgantown, W. Va.
Caroline “Xiaofang” Han
Cleveland Public Library
Jennifer J. Jamison
Atlantic City (N.J.) High School
Sweet Briar (Va.) College
Missoula (Mont.) Public Library
Charlotte Carr Vlasis
Chattanooga (Tenn.) School for the Liberal Arts