Honors and Awards

New Jersey Library Association Honors & Awards

These awards are chosen from a selection of nominations as recognized by the NJLA membership (you!) and are presented by NJLA at an Awards Reception at the Annual Conference.

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, and the History & Preservation Section's Susan Swartzburg Award, and the super-secret President's Award.

2022 NJLA Honors and Award Winners

Library Champions
Senator Joseph Lagana
Senator Steven V. Oroho
Senator Troy Singleton

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award
Red Bank Public Library

PR Awards: Information Literature
The MAIN Member Relations Committee

PR Awards: Surprise Us!
Piscataway Public Library

PR Awards: PR Campaign
Plainsboro Public Library

Innovative Program
Sira Williams, Red Bank Public Library
Piscataway Public Library
Newark Public Library

Rising Star - Professionals
Jasmine Riel, Cherry Hill Public Library
Candyce Valor, Red Bank Public Library

Rising Star - Paraprofessionals
Jetzarel González, Highland Park Public Library
Marc Anthony Moron, Elizabeth Public Library
Alicia Roman, Elizabeth Public Library

Journalism Award
Allison Perrine, Two River Times

Library Service Awards: Individual
Cheryl and Jeff McBride
Kathleen DiGiulio

Library Service Awards: Trustees
Tricia Golden, Springfield Free Public Library
Ann Ciabattoni, Red Bank Public Library

Miss Rumphius Award
Kate Davis, Jersey City Free Public Library

Susan G. Swartzburg Preservation Award
John Ward Beekman

NJLA/NJASL Amy Job Partnership Award
Emily Myhren, Midland Park Memorial Library

Intellectual Freedom Award
North Hunterdon-Vorhees High School Gay-Straight Alliance

Library Service Award
Patricia Pavlak

NJLA President's Award
Allen McGinley, Westfield Memorial Library

Librarian of the Year
Ralph Bingham III, LibraryLinkNJ


Technology Innovation
Scott Kushner, St. Peter's University

Technical Service Award
Dr. Sharon Whitfield, Rider University

Research Award
Leslin Charles and Dr. William DeFabiis, Rutgers University

Distinguished Service Award
Bonnie Lafazan, Berkeley College

Previous Winners


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1 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award (New award!)
2 Innovative Program Award
3 Intellectual Freedom Award
4 Journalism Award
5 Library Champion
6 Library Service Awards
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