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Librarian Sean Bird receives I Love My Librarian Award

Photos of Sean BirdWe are excited to announce that librarian and associate dean Sean Bird is a winner of this year's American Library Association I Love My Librarian Award. Sean is one of only ten librarians in the country to receive this award for his outstanding commitment to student success, having been selected from 1,865 nominations from library users across the country. He began teaching English for Washburn as an adjunct faculty member in 1995, becoming an instructional librarian in 2010 at Washburn University’s Mabee Library and was promoted to associate dean of university libraries and the Center for Student Success and Retention in 2014.

What Washburn Students are saying about Sean:

“Sean Bird. That dude changed my life. He is the reason I graduated.”

“Sean Bird; he helped me be more open minded about learning and made me want to follow through with getting my education.”

“Sean C. Bird was my biggest cheerleader at Washburn University. He believed in me more than I believed in myself many times and his encouragement has led me to always believe I can attain any goal I set out to attain."


Read Washburn University's press release:
Washburn University librarian recognized for excellence by the American Library Association

Learn more about Sean and other I Love My Librarian Award recipients:
I Love My Librarian 2021 Winners

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