Monday, September 14, 2020 Charleston County Library

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Has a librarian made a difference in your life or your community? Now is your chance to honor their contributions by nominating them for the national I Love My Librarian Award.

The I Love My Librarian Award invites library users across the country to recognize their favorite librarians working in public, school, college, community college or university libraries for transforming lives and improving communities. Nominations are being accepted online now through Nov. 9, 2020. 

Our librarians have been going above and beyond to serve the Charleston community during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering extensive virtual services and programs, expanding free Wi-Fi access, and connecting people in need with essential public services. Submitting an I Love My Librarian Award nomination is a way to thank your librarian for their creativity and compassion during these unprecedented times.

Ten librarians will be selected to win $5,000 in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their community. Winners will be honored at a virtual award ceremony during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in January 2021.

To be eligible, each nominee must hold a master’s degree in library and information studies from a program accredited by the American Library Association or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Nominees must also currently work in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or a library at an accredited K-12 school in the United States, or have been working at one of these institutions as of March 1, 2020.

For more information, including tips for writing a standout nomination, visit

The philanthropic foundation Carnegie Corporation of New York generously sponsors the I Love My Librarian Award. The New York Public Library also supports the award. The award is administered by the American Library Association, the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities.