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I Love My Librarian Award

Awards to USA Librarians to Recognize Their
Outstanding Service and Accomplishments

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Foundation / Corporation

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American Library Association (ALA)

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Awards of $5,000 to USA librarians for outstanding service to public, college, university, school, and community libraries. Awards are intended to recognize the librarian's investments in improving people's lives in their school, campus, and community. In addition to the cash award, each nominee will be presented with a plaque, and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174273

Number of Grants:

Each year 10 librarians are selected.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each librarian will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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. In order to be eligible, each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association 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.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations for the 2018 I Love My Librarian Award are open through October 1. Winners will be announced in early December.

You'll need to submit the entire application in one session. To make the process easier for applicants, a list of the questions are provided in the Supporting Documents section below so you can prepare your answers in advance.

Please keep in mind that after submitting your nomination, you will be not able to return to edit it. If you feel your nomination has an error, please re-submit it.

Note: If you have a group of people who want to send in a nomination for the same librarian, please consider pooling your thoughts into a single nomination, if possible.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming