May 19, 2022

10 Recipients of the 2014 “I Love My Librarian” Award Announced

From the ALA:

Today, 10 librarians were honored with this year’s Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award for demonstrating the critical role librarians play in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. Selected from a pool of more than 1,000 nominations, the 10 winners winning librarians join a distinguished group of award recipients. To date, only 70 librarians have received the award since its inception in 2008.


Library patrons across the country who use public, school, college, community college or university libraries submitted nominations. The nominations detailed stories about how local librarians made a meaningful difference in their lives. One librarian provides literacy resources for underserved populations, including youths detained in a juvenile detention facility, while another established a career center offering tutoring in resume writing, interviewing classes and services to veterans seeking employment opportunities. Another secured a grant to modernize a school library with 21st century technology to help bridge the digital divide for students.

Each winning librarian will receive a $5,000 prize at an award ceremony and reception to be held in New York City, hosted by The New York Times.

This year’s I Love My Librarian Award recipients are:

Michael Beller
F.W. Olin Library, Mills College
Oakland, Calif.

Cherry Hamrick
Delta Township District Library
Lansing, Mich.

Jessica Elaine Holmes
Westridge Elementary School Library Media Center
Frankfort, Ky.

Lynn Hancock Hurt
Brown Library at Virginia Western Community College
Roanoke, Va.

David Lopez
Santa Ana (Calif.) Public Library

Christine Payne
Appoquinimink High School
Middletown, Del.

Kevin M. Ray
Cleveland Public Library

Ciro Scardina
P.S. 18 School Library
Staten Island, N.Y.

Sarah A. Sugden
Waterville (Maine) Public Library

Frances Yates
Indiana University East
Richmond, Ind.

Winners Gallery (via ALA)

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