Awards

Call for nominations for the Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award

Do you know of a state chapter or organization that has bravely defended the freedom to read or access information, successfully promoted intellectual freedom issues, or demonstrated exemplary coalition-building efforts?

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) Coalition Building Committee is accepting nominations for the 2019 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award.

2019 Morris Award finalists announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2019 William C. Morris Award, which honors the year’s best books written for young adults by a previously unpublished author.

Three public librarians recognized with 'I Love My Librarian' Awards

CHICAGO – Three outstanding public librarians, two of whom are Public Library Association (PLA) members, are 2018 'I Love My Librarian' Award winners. This award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians who go above and beyond traditional library service. Up to ten librarians are selected annually for this prestigious honor: each one receives a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend

Stephanie Hartwell-Mandella receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Bedford, N.Y. librarian recognized with national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Stephanie Hartwell-Mandella, librarian at Katonah Village Library in Bedford, New York, was named a winner of the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. Hartwell-Mandella was selected from a pool of more than 1,000 nominations and is recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the U.S. selected for this year’s national honor.

Linda Robinson receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Mansfield, Conn., librarian recognized with national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Linda Robinson, library media specialist at Mansfield Middle School in Mansfield, Connecticut, was named a winner of the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. Robinson was selected from a pool of more than 1,000 nominations and is recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the U.S. selected for this year’s national honor.

Terri Gallagher and Paula Kelly receive 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Two Pittsburgh-area librarians recognized with national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Terri Gallagher, reference librarian with Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) library in Monaca, Pennsylvania, and Paula Kelly, director of the Whitehall Public Library in Pittsburgh, were named winners of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Both are recognized for their leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. Gallagher and Kelly are two of only 10 librarians selected this year to receive this national honor.

Tamara Cox receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Piedmont, S.C. librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Tamara Cox, a school librarian at Wren High School Library in Piedmont, South Carolina, was named a winner of the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. Cox was selected from a pool of more than 1,000 nominations and is recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the U.S. selected for this year’s national honor.

Joy Bridwell chosen for 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Box Elder, Mont., librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Joy Bridwell, librarian at Stone Child College in Box Elder, Montana, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Bridwell is recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Ginny Blackson chosen for 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Ellensburg, Wash. librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Ginny Blackson, collection development and management librarian at the James E. Brooks Library in Ellensburg, Washington, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Blackson is recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Jennifer Berg Gaither chosen for 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Baltimore librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Jennifer Berg Gaither, librarian at the Baltimore City College (BCC), was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Gaither is being recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.