Ten librarians receive $5,000

NEW YORK — A Pittsburgh librarian who advocates for immigrants and refugees and a librarian from rural North Carolina who helps patrons navigate the internet are among 10 winners of the I Love My Librarian Award.

The awards were announced Tuesday by the American Library Association. Winners each of receive $5,000.

Winners include Nancy Daniel of Morganton, N.C., and Paula Kelly of Pittsburgh’s Whitehall Public Library. Also cited were Ginny Blackson from Ellensburg, Wash.; Joy Bridwell of Box Elder, Mont.; and Tamara Cox of Piedmont, S.C.

The others include Baltimore City College’s Jennifer Berg Gaither, Stephanie Hartwell-Mandella of Bedford, N.Y., and Linda Robinson of Mansfield, Conn.