Nomination period for the 2013 I Love My Librarian Award extended to Sept. 27

For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/03/2013


Megan McFarlane

Campaign Coordinator

Public Information Office



Nomination period for the 2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award extended to Sept. 27     

CHICAGO – Encourage your library users to nominate you or a fellow librarian for the 2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.

Nominations are now open through Sept. 27.  The nomination form is available at

The award invites library users to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community.  

Up to 10 librarians will be selected as winners.  Each will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend an award ceremony and reception in December in New York. 

Each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program accredited by ALA in library and information studies or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.  Nominees must be currently working in the United States in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or at an accredited K-12 school.

A total of 50 librarians have won the award since 2008. In the award’s first five years, library supporters nationwide sent in more than 11,000 nominations for their librarians. 

Carnegie Corporation of New York is a philanthropic foundation created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to do "real and permanent good in this world."

The award is administered by ALA’s Public Information Office and Campaign for America’s Libraries, ALA’s public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians.