For immediate release | June 17, 2024

Nominate your librarian for the national I Love My Librarian Award


CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) invites library users nationwide to nominate their favorite librarians for the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. The national award recognizes the outstanding public service contributions of librarians working in public, school, college, community college or university libraries. Nominations are accepted online now through Monday, Sept. 30, 2024.

Ten librarians will each receive $5,000 in recognition of their outstanding achievements. Awardees will be honored at the I Love My Librarian Award ceremony at the 2025 LibLearnX Conference in Phoenix; honorees will also receive free full conference registration as part of their award packages.

Since the award was established in 2008, library users nationwide have submitted more than 22,000 nominations detailing how librarians transformed their communities through innovative programs, increasing access to resources and services, and promoting literacy. 160 librarians have received this distinguished honor.

Among last year’s honorees are Diana Haneski, a school librarian at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, who has helped her community navigate the trauma following the 2018 mass shooting at the school; Gladys López-Soto, an academic librarian at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, who helps students and entrepreneurs understand intellectual property; and Mychal Threets, a former public librarian at Solano County Library in Fairfield, CA, and viral sensation who uses social media to spread “library joy.”

Full eligibility criteria, as well as tips for writing a strong nomination, are available on the award website.

The philanthropic foundation Carnegie Corporation of New York has generously sponsored the I Love My Librarian Award since its inception. The New York Public Library is also a supporter of the award. The award is administered by the American Library Association.

About the American Library Association
The American Library Association is the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services. For more than 140 years, the ALA has been the trusted voice of libraries, advocating for the profession and the library’s role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all. For more information, visit

About Carnegie Corporation of New York
Carnegie Corporation of New York was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding. Today the foundation works to reduce political polarization through philanthropic support for the issues that Carnegie considered most important: education, democracy, and peace.

About The New York Public Library
For over 125 years, The New York Public Library has been a free provider of education and information for the people of New York and beyond. With over 90 locations—including research and branch libraries—throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, the Library offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, programming and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars. The New York Public Library receives millions of visits through its doors annually and millions more around the globe who use its resources at To offer this wide array of free programming, The New York Public Library relies on both public and private funding. Learn more about how to support the Library at


Raymond Garcia

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