Friday, December 4, 2015

2015 I Love My Librarian Award Winners

2015 I Love My Librarian Award Winners

Congratulations to the 10 winners of the 2015 I Love My Librarian Award! Thank you to all the library supporters who sent in nominations.

2015 recipients were selected for their dedicated public service and the valuable role they play in our nation’s communities in transforming lives through education.

More than 1300 library patrons submitted detailed stories regarding how their librarian had an impact on their communities and lives.

The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. The award is a collaborative program of Carnegie Corporation of New York, The New York Public Library, The New York Times and the American Library Association.

Diane Brown
New Haven Free Public Library, Stetson Branch, New Haven, Connecticut
Transformed the library into a true community center by hosting cultural and educational events

Doug Campbell
Willis Library, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Meets students where they are and then challenges them to be more

Sylvia Cieply
Otto A. Fischer School Library, Orange County Juvenile Hall, Orange, California
Brings a love of reading and lifelong learning to incarcerated youth

Dona J. Helmer
College Gate Elementary School, Anchorage, Alaska
Provides an invaluable hands-on approach to learning that opens up new worlds for students

Courtney Kincaid
Hood County Library. Granbury, Texas
Inspired a community coalition to fight for the freedom to read

Leslie D. Koch
Armstrong Elementary School, Eastover, North Carolina
Transformed an outdated school library into a welcoming hub and worked tirelessly to improve the reading scores of students

April Roy
Kansas City Public Library, Lucile H. Bluford Branch, Kansas City, Missouri
Transformed the library into a bustling community center emphasizing literacy, health and wellness

Elizabeth G. Rumery
Avery Point Campus Library, University of Connecticut, Groton, Connecticut
Opened the doors of the academic library to low income citizens in her community to show that education and the dream of a college degree are for everyone

Dr. Christopher A. Shaffer
Troy University, Troy, Alabama
Created a culture of understanding and global awareness for students through partnerships with local, national and international organizations

Shugana Williams
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston Campus, Perkinston, Mississippi
Engaging students with programs and services that support individual opportunity and community progress

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