Nominate Your Favorite Librarian

2014 love my librarianHas a KDL librarian made a real difference in your life? Have they gone above and beyond the call of duty to provide top-notch customer service and excellent programming? Show your appreciation by nominating them for a meaningful award!

Nominations for the national Carnegie Corporation of New York / New York Times I Love My Librarian Award will be accepted through September 12 and must be submitted online.

The award invites library users nationwide to nominate librarians in public libraries, as well as those in school and academic libraries. It is an opportunity for patrons to share how librarians improve the lives of people in their communities.

Ten librarians will win $5,000, a plaque and a $500 travel stipend to attend an awards reception in New York , hosted by The New York Times. The award is administered by the American Library Association with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times.

Submit your nomination today!

Written by Katie


Katie is a Communications Assistant and helps spread the word about all the amazing things taking place at KDL. She loves her job so much that she returned to it following a four-year stint as a stay-at-home mom!

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4 Responses to “Nominate Your Favorite Librarian”

  1. Elizabeth Hovey Says:

    I would like to nominate Mary Long from Lowell’s Englehardt Library. Mary has suggested books and movies for my sons and I for many years. I regularly take home the books on CD and movies suggested by Mary. All of the librarians in Lowell are very special to our family, but we would have to say that Mary has taken the most time to help us over the years. She has also helped me personally by sharing with me about her son. My 17 year old son has Autism, and Mary has often helped encourage me, assuring me that I am a good parent. She has seen me struggle at times in the library with my son. She never judges me, but is a great comfort to me. Please pass this along to Mary; even if she doesn’t win an award from KDL, she has huge rewards awaiting her in Heaven….

  2. joel vannoord Says:

    I would like to nominate the grandville library staff. They are all kind and courteous. they are always willing to help.

  3. Lois Birch Kalman Says:

    I would be hard pressed to nominate just one individual as a favorite. So..I would like to nominate the “entire staff at Plainfield KDL”.. Collectively they have an abundance of patience (if something “odd” will happen with your WILL happen to ME. The staff is relentlessly friendly, helpful and just a very nice group of people. We are very fortunate they’ve chosen to work with us.

  4. paula mckay Says:

    I would like to nominate Jo Van Zoest at the Gaines Township Library. She is kind, always helpful, makes people feel at ease, and brings a smile to my face. She helps make the library not only a place to learn, but, also, gives it a warm and friendly atmosphere. Thank You, Jo.