The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users in the United States to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, and college librarians. Administered by the American Library Association, the program seeks nominations that describe how a librarian is improving the lives of people in a school, campus, or community.
Up to ten winners will be selected to receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque, and $500 travel stipend to attend the awards reception in New York City.
Nominees must be a librarian with a master's degree from an ALA-accredited program 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 also must currently be working in the U.S. in a public library, in a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or at an accredited K-12 school.
Nominators of public librarians must be public library users. Nominators of librarians in college, community college, or university libraries must be users of those libraries (e.g., students, faculty, or staff members). Nominators of school library media specialists must be library users (e.g., students, teachers, school administrators or staff members, or parents or caregivers of children at schools where the school library media specialist works).
See the awards program website for complete program guidelines and nomination procedures.