Tabatha “Tabby” Farney, associate professor, Kraemer Family Library, received I Love My Librarian Award from the American Library Association Nov. 30.
The award recognizes exceptional contributions to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. She is one of 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.
Farney was commended for her ability to engage with students, many of whom are unfamiliar with library resources and services.
She received a $5,000 prize at an award ceremony and reception in New York City. The ceremony is hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York, which co-sponsors the award along with The New York Public Library and The New York Times. The American Library Association administers the award through its Public Awareness Office, which promotes the value of libraries and librarians.