Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award Winners Announced
Congrats to the winners and those nominated!
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
Hackley Public Library
Jennifer O. Keohane
The Simsbury Public Library
Dr. Rhonda Allison Rios Kravitz
Sacramento City College
Jennifer U. LaGarde
Myrtle Grove Middle School
Wilmington, N. C.
Elizabeth “Betsy” Long
Doby’s Mill Elementary School Media Center
Lugoff, S. C.
New Canaan High School Library
New Canaan, Conn.
North Avondale Branch Library (Birmingham Public Library System)
Temple University Harrisburg
Barbara K. Weaver
Ivy Tech Community College Northwest
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.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.