Susan Swartzburg Award

Susan Swartzburg Award

The Awards Committee of the NJLA History and Preservation Section is seeking nominations for the 2023 Susan G. Swartzburg Preservation Award.

This award honors the memory of a librarian whose leadership in New Jersey inspired and influenced many others in our profession, particularly in the areas of preservation of library materials, archives, and the book arts.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 31, 2023
Criteria for the Award:

  • Leadership.  Has demonstrated support for funding of conservation projects; promoting education of conservation issues; and increasing the visibility of archival/history materials.
  • Creativity.   Has developed new and interesting methods of interpretation through exhibits, programs, lectures and publications.
  • Commitment.   Has built an impressive body of work at one or more institutions in the areas of conservation, archives and/or historical fields; has a strong record of participation in NJLA; and has exhibited knowledge of and concern for the basic principles of preservation over time.

Please fill out the nomination form and email it before the March 31, 2023 deadline to:  [email protected]

Or you can mail it to: 
Ken Kaufman
Bridgewater Library
1 Vogt Drive
Bridgewater, NJ 08807


Past winners of this award include:

2003 - Elsalyn Palmisano
2004 - Ralph Ocker
2005 - Elizabeth "Betty" Steckman
2006 - Gary Saretzky
2007 - Joseph DaRold
2008 - Susan Gulick
2009 - Peggy Norris
2010 - Michele Stricker 
2011 - Miriam Kornblatt
2013 - Frederic C. Pachman
2014 - Tim Corlis
2015 - Deborah Mercer
2016 - Robert Stewart
2017 - Sarah Hull
2018 - Chad Leinaweaver
2019 - Karl Niederer
2020 - Debra Schiff
2021 - Thomas C. Ankner
2022 - John Beekman