CLEVELAND LIBRARIAN WINS NATIONAL AWARD
NEW YORK, Dec. 2013: Caroline Xiaofang Han of the
Cleveland Public Library was named as one of 10 librarians
recognized for service to their communities, schools and
campuses as winners of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New
York Times I Love My Librarian Award.
efforts, Han has opened the doors for new US-Americans by
reaching out into the community to provide instruction in
English and U.S. citizenship, and other specially tailored
programs to meet the communities’ needs.
nominator wrote, “Through her program, the library is no longer
behind the walls and inside buildings. She is the bridge between
us, American society, culture and the world.”
librarians nationwide have won the I Love My Librarian Award
since its inception in 2008.
There are a
total of 166,305 certified librarians in the United States and
more than 200,000 dedicated library workers who offer services
to the elderly, job-seekers, small business owners, families,
students and others.
As part of
the nominating process, more than 1,100 library patrons
submitted detailed stories regarding how their librarian had an
impact on their communities and lives. The nominations detailed
how local librarians provided life-changing resources for
multicultural communities and new Americans, created fun and
educational safe havens for youth, and strived to preserve local
nominated librarians working in public, school, college,
community college and university libraries.