Honors and Awards


New Jersey Library Association Honors & Awards Subcommittee

Public Relations Spotlight


Please join us on Thursday, January 28, at 2 p.m. for a special program as we feature the winners of last year's PR awards. Are you looking for new marketing ideas, or tips to brush up on your library's public relations and marketing to better communicate with your stakeholders?

More information, including how to register, can be found here.

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Nominations for the 2021 Honors & Awards will be accepted from Tuesday, December 1, 2020, until Thursday, April 1, 2021. Check the NJLA Award Criteria at the bottom of the page for details on each award.

Click here to submit a nomination: https://forms.gle/SFnXit597GxyKnGC7

Contributions need to be made between April 2020-March 2021 to be considered. Unless specifically noted, both nominators and nominees should be NJLA members in good standing. Any questions? Email Honors & Awards co-Chair Joy Robinson at [email protected]

Check out this video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx3-2sJFUsc&feature=youtu.be

These awards are chosen from a selection of nominations as recognized by the NJLA membership (you!), and will be presented by NJLA at a virtual Awards Reception at the Annual Conference in June.

Other awards presented by NJLA are those chosen directly by specific Sections and Committees, including: awards given by the College & University Section, the Garden State Children's and Teen Book Awards, the History & Preservation Section's Susan Swartzburg Award, and the super-secret President's Award.

2020 Award Winners
Library Champion
NJ Department of Education Electronic Resources for Students & Libraries = Success

Library Service
Douglas Johnston ESL Volunteer, Piscataway Public Library

Journalism Award
Hillary Viders Northern Valley Press

Rising Star Award
Kristen Crepezzi Long Beach Island Library
Audrey Dingler Cape May County Library
Scott Nafie Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN)
Timothy Valente James B. Carey Library, Rutgers University

Innovative Program Awards
Cherry Hill Public Library Young Entrepreneurs Program & Craft Fair
Glen Rock Public Library
Immersive Themed Storytimes
Newark Public Library Outsider Artz
Piscataway Public Library Teen Services Department: Talk It Out

Intellectual Freedom Award
Martha Hickson North Hunterdon High School

Susan G. Swartzburg Preservation Award
Deb Schiff Piscataway Public Library; The College of New Jersey

Public Relations Awards
Information Literature
Atlantic County Library System Program Guide
Johnson Public Library Teen Summer Reading Guide
LMxAC Library Trading Cards
NJ State Library Fresh Start @ Your Library
Campaign
Camden County Library System Fine Free Campaign
Kenilworth Public Library Yarn Skeins
Surprise Us!
Somerset County Library System Library Literacy

NJLA CUS/ACRL Awards
Distinguished Service
Heather Dalal Rider University
Research Award
Sharon Whitfield Rider University

The President's Award and Librarian of the Year winners will be announced at a special program on Tuesday, February 16, at 2:30 p.m. More details to come soon.

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1 Innovative Program Award
2 Intellectual Freedom Award
3 Journalism Award
4 Library Champion
5 Library Service Awards
6 NJLA & CUS/ACRL-NJ Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award (New award!)
7 NJLA / NJASL Amy Job Partnership Award
8 NJLA CUS/ACRL-NJ Distinguished Service Award
9 NJLA CUS/ACRL-NJ Research Award
10 NJLA CUS/ACRL-NJ Technical Services Award
11 NJLA CUS/ACRL-NJ Technology Innovation Award
12 NJLA Librarian of the Year
13 President's Award
14 Public Relations and Marketing Awards
15 Rising Star Award: Librarians, Paraprofessionals, and Students
16 Susan Swartzburg Award