Honors and Awards


New Jersey Library Association Honors & Awards Subcommittee


Nominations for the 2021 Honors & Awards will be accepted from Tuesday, December 1, 2020, until Thursday, April 1 Monday, April 12, 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.

2021 Award Winners
Librarian of the Year
Keisha Miller South Orange Public Library

President's Award
Pham Condello Old Bridge Public Library

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award
Fort Lee Public Library Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Series

Library Champion
Dr. Deborah Cornavaca Deputy Chief of Staff of Outreach, Office of the Governor
E. Marie Hayes, Patricia Hendricks, Clarence Lear & David Mackenzie
Cape May County Library

Library Service
Roberto Ferragina Trustee, Long Branch Public Library

Journalism Award
Kelly Flynn Moorestown Sun

NJLA/NJASL Amy Job Partnership Award
Kate Nafz Maurice M. Pine Library

Rising Star Award
Kate Angelo Long Branch Public Library
Hebah Emara
Elizabeth Public Library
Ashley Mitchell University of Illinois & Camden County Library

Innovative Program Awards
Camden County Library Safe(r) Space Program
Livingston Public Library
Joe O'Brien Pride Month Musical Storytime Series
Westwood Free Public Library Global e-Pals Club

Susan G. Swartzburg Preservation Award
Thomas C. Ankner Newark Public Library

Public Relations Awards
Information Literature
South Orange Public Library One Year Later Infographic
Campaign
East Brunswick Public Library Option Green: Climate Change & Community Campaign
Surprise Us!
South Orange Public Library We Miss You! Staff Video
Union Public Library Shelf Help Video

NJLA CUS/ACRL Awards
Distinguished Service
Christina Connor Ramapo College
Research Award
Catherine Baird Montclair State University
Technical Innovation Award
Colin Bitter The College of New Jersey
Gary Marks William Paterson University
Technical Services Award
Jianrong Wang Stockton University

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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