Carnegie Corporation of New York, The New York Times and the American Library Association announce I Love My Librarian Award recipients
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.
Patrons nominated librarians working in public, school, college, community college and university libraries.
This year’s I Love My Librarian Award recipients are:
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
Each recipient receives a $5,000 award at a ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by The New York Times.
For more information regarding 2013 I Love My Librarian recipients please visithttp://www.ilovelibraries.org/lovemylibrarian/home.