January 28, 2022

Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award Winners Announced

Congrats to the winners and those nominated!

From ALA:

Yesterday, 10 librarians were recognized for service to their communities, schools and campuses as winners of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.

More than 1,700 library patrons nationwide nominated a librarian.  The 10 award recipients are:

Venetia V. Demson
DC Public Library, Adaptive Services Division
Washington, D.C.

Martha Ferriby
Hackley Public Library
Muskegon, Mich.

Jennifer O. Keohane
The Simsbury Public Library
Simsbury, Conn.

Dr. Rhonda Allison Rios Kravitz
Sacramento City College
Sacramento, Calif.

Jennifer U. LaGarde
Myrtle Grove Middle School
Wilmington, N. C.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Long
Doby’s Mill Elementary School Media Center
Lugoff, S. C.

Michelle Luhtala
New Canaan High School Library
New Canaan, Conn.

Saundra Ross-Forrest
North Avondale Branch Library (Birmingham Public Library System)
Birmingham, Ala.

Rebecca Traub
Temple University Harrisburg
Harrisburg, Pa.

Barbara K. Weaver
Ivy Tech Community College Northwest
Gary, Ind.

Each receives a $5,000 cash award and was honored at a ceremony and reception in New York, hosted by The New York Times, on Dec. 8.

In their nominations, library patrons told stories of how their librarians make a difference in their community.  This year’s winners include a librarian who makes the library easier to use for people with disabilities, an innovator who integrates technology throughout her school for improved collaboration among students and teachers and a business outreach librarian who creates a space for the unemployed and local business community to learn new skills, network and collaborate.

Learn More About the Award Winning Librarians

Congratulate the Winners and Learn More About the Award

Past Winners:

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.