Interviews with the 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award winners now available

For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/08/2013

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Megan McFarlane
Campaign Coordinator
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CHICAGO — From a sign that librarianship was a calling to the culmination of a lifetime of work, winning the 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award meant something different to each of the winners. 

 
The 10 award winners were asked what winning 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award meant to them. Visit atyourlibrary.org to hear their answers.
 
Each of the librarians were recognized for service to their communities, schools and campuses from a pool of more than 1,500 library patrons nationwide nominated a librarian.  The 10 award recipients are: 
 
Dorothy J. Davison
Horrmann Library, Wagner College
New York, N.Y
 
Roberto Carlos Delgadillo
Peter J. Shields Library
University of California, Davis
 
Beatriz Adriana Guevara
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Charlotte, N.C.
 
Rachel Hyland
Tunxis Community College Library
Farmington, Conn.
 
Susan Kowalski
East Syracuse (N.Y.) Minoa School District: Pine Grove Middle School Library
 
Rae Anne Locke
Saugatuck Elementary “Secret Garden” Library
Westport, Conn.
 
Greta E. Marlatt
Naval Postgraduate School - Dudley Knox Library
Monterey, Calif.
 
Mary Ellen Pellington
Octavia Fellin Public Library 
Gallup, N.M.
 
Madlyn S. Schneider
Queens Library
Queens Village, N.Y.
 
Julie Hatsell Wales
McNair Magnet School
Rockledge, Fla.
 
Each received a $5,000 cash award and was honored at a ceremony and reception in New York, hosted by The New York Times.
 
In their nominations, library patrons told stories of how their librarians make a difference in their communities.  This year’s winners include a librarian who coordinates her library’s mail-a-book program for homebound patrons, a bilingual librarian who specializes in outreach to her community’s Latino population and a college librarian who transformed her library into a supportive, 21st century research space.
 
Nominations were open to librarians working in public, school, college, community college and university libraries.  Fifty librarians nationwide have won the I Love My Librarian award since 2008.  More information about the award recipients is available at www.atyourlibrary.org/ilovemylibrarian.  
 
The award is a collaborative program of Carnegie Corporation of New York, The New York Times and the American Library Association.    
 
Atyourlibrary.org is the public facing website of the Campaign for America’s Libraries, the ALA’s public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians.  Thousands of libraries of all types – across the country and around the globe - use the Campaign’s @ your library® brand. The Campaign is made possible in part by ALA’s Library Champions.