Rising Star Award

DESCRIPTION: This award recognizes one or more deserving individuals for innovative and creative work during the past year, in a New Jersey public or academic library. CRITERIA:

  • Individual must be a current NJLA member, working as a professional less than five years.
  • Library school students who are NJLA members are also eligible.
  • Self-nominations and nominations by colleagues are invited.

Examples of “Innovative and Creative Work” could include:

  •  Initiating a new service or program
  • Reaching out to an underserved population
  • Taking his or her library in a new direction
  • Creating a model service or project for other libraries to emulate

Use the online submission form to upload a one-page statement in support of your nomination and supporting materials as appropriate.