NJLA / NJASL Amy Job Partnership Award

This award has been re-named in honor of Amy Job. Amy Job was a librarian and professor at William Paterson University who was active professionally in both the New Jersey Library Association and the New Jersey Association of School Librarians. Amy was passionate about school/public library cooperation and took every opportunity to encourage collaboration among all types of libraries. Thanks to a generous donation from the Job family, the recipient of this award will receive $200 to be used by their library. DESCRIPTION: This award is given annually in recognition of a unique cooperative relationship between a public library and a school library. NJLA bestows the award on a librarian working in a public library who works with a media specialist in a public, private, or parochial school in the community to enhance library service to the people of the community.

Examples of cooperative relationships may include:

  • Shared reading programs
  •  Visits by the public librarian to classes in the school
  •  Trips from the school to the public library for general tours
  • Specialized projects
  • Joint special events

Ongoing relationships incorporating several of these examples will be particularly well regarded.

Criteria: 

Successful candidate must:

  • Hold an MLS degree or be a certified school librarian/media specialist.
  • Be a member of NJLA.

Have made a significant contribution by:

  • Establishing a mutually beneficial relationship with the media specialist in a school in the community;
  • Enhancing the image of libraries for children;
  • Or by introducing cooperative projects to connect the public and school libraries.
Submission Guidelines: 

The recipient’s library will receive a $200 award to be used by their library. Use the online submission form to upload a one-page statement describing the contribution of your nominee and supporting materials as appropriate.  http://fs19.formsite.com/njla/form15/index.html