Research Award Winners - Present to Past

Note: This list shows the year the award was presented (year of the NJLA Annual Meeting); awards are for work published in the previous year.

2017: Bonnie L. Fong , Minglu Wang, Krista White, & Roberta Tipton; and Dr. Michelle Kowalsky & John Woodruff


Rutgers University - Bonnie L. Fong , Minglu Wang, Krista White, and Roberta Tipton. "Assessing and Serving the Workshop Needs of Graduate Students." The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 42 (2016): 569–580.


Rowan University - Dr. Michelle Kowalsky & John Woodruff. Creating Inclusive Library Environments: A Planning Guide for Serving Patrons with Disabilities. Chicago: ALA 

2016: Beth Bloom & Marta Mestrovic Deyrup

Seton Hall University - Bloom, Beth and Marta Mestrovic Deyrup. “The SHU Research Logs: Student Online Search Behaviors Trans-scripted.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 41 (2015): 593-601.




2015: Jane Johnson Otto

Rutgers University Libraries - Otto, Jane Johnson. “University Faculty Describe their Use of Moving Images in Teaching and Learning and their Perceptions of the Library's Role in that Use.” College & Research Libraries, 75(2), 115-144.

2014:  Davida Scharf

New Jersey Institute of Technology - Scharf, Davida. “College Students as Wikipedia Editors: New Pathways to Information Literacy,” in Successful Strategies for Teaching Undergraduate Research (Scarecrow Press, 2013), edited by Marta Deyrup and Beth Bloom of Seton Hall University.

2013: Dr. John Buschman; Ronald C. Jantz

Seton Hall University -- Buschman, John. Libraries, Classrooms, and the Interests of Democracy: Marking the Limits of Neoliberalism. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2012.

Rutgers University – Jantz, Ronald C. "A Framework for Studying Organizational Innovation in Research Libraries." College & Research Libraries. 73.6 (2012): 525-541.

2012: Sharon Q. Yang & Melissa Hofmann

Rider University – Yang,  Sharon Q. and Melissa A. Hofmann. “Next Generation or Current Generation?  A Study of the OPACs of 260 Academic Libraries in the United States and Canada.” Library Hi Tech, 29. 2 (2011): 266-300.


2011: Eleonara Dubicki

Monmouth University -- Dubicki, Eleonora  “Research Behavior Patterns of Business Students.” Reference Services Review. 38.3 (2010): 360-384.

Presentation of 2011 Research Award to Eleonora Dubicki (R) by Melissa A. Hofmann (L) and Karen Pifher (C).

2010: Randell K. Schmidt, Maureen M. Smyth, & Virginia K. Kowlaski

Gill St. Bernard’s School, Gladstone, N.J. –Schmidt, Randell K., Maureen M. Smyth, and Virginia K. Kowalski. Lessons for a Scientific Literature Review: Guiding the Inquiry. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.


2009: Jia Mi & Cathy Weng

The College of New Jersey – Mi, Jia and Cathy Weng. “Revitalizing the Library OPAC: Interface, Searching, and Display Challenges.” Information Technology and Libraries, 27. 1 (March 2008): 5-22. 
Jia Mi (L) and Cathy Weng accept the 2009 Research Award. 


2008: Ma Lei Hsieh

Monmouth University – Hsieh, Ma Lei Hsieh and Hugh Holden (Piedmont College). “The State of Wireless Laptop Lending Programs: A Survey of Academic Libraries.” Library Hi Tech 25.2 (2007): 260-275.
Presentation of 2007 Research Award to Ma Lei Hsieh (Monmouth University) and Hugh Holden (Piedmont College) by Howard McGinn (Seton Hall University) and Mark Thompson (Chair, Research Committee)­­­­­­­­­

2007: Laura Bowering Mullen & Karen Hartman

Rutgers University –Mullen, Laura Bowering & Karen Hartman. “Google Scholar and the Library Web Site: The Early Response by ARL Libraries.”  College & Research Libraries 67.2 (March 2006): 106-122.


2006: Kayo Denda

Rutgers University – Denda, Kayo. “Beyond Subject Headings: A Structured Information Retrieval Tool for Interdisciplinary Fields.” Library Resources & Technical Services. 49.4 (2005): 266-275. Denda is Women’s Studies Librarian, Rutgers, New Brunswick.

Presentation of 2006 Research Award to Kayo Denda, Rutgers University Libraries
Kayo Denda being presented award.

2005: Marty Kesselman

Rutgers University –Kesselman, Marty. 2005. Co-editor (with Irwin Weintraub) of Global Librarianship; plus chapter author of “Library Collaboration.”  New York: Marcel Dekker, 2004.

2004: John E. Buschman

Rider University – Buschman, John E. Dismantling the Public Sphere: Situating and Sustaining Leadership in the Age of the New Public Philosophy.  Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2003.

2003: Joanne M. Zangara

The College of New Jersey – Zangara, Joanne M. “The U.S. Feminist Art Movement: A Selective Annotated Bibliography” Reference Services Review 30:49-61, 2002 (in print since 1973).

2002: Sulekha Kalyan, Xue-Ming Bao, & Marta M. Deyrup

Seton Hall University – Kalyan, Sulekha, Xue-Ming Bao, and Marta M. Deyrup. “Academic Libraries’ Emergency Plans for Inclement Weather” Library Administration and Management 15:223-229, 2001.

2001: Myong Chung Wilson

Rutgers University – Wilson, Myoung Chung. Korean Government Publications: An Introductory Guide. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2000.

2000: Jana Varlejs

Rutgers University – Varlejs, Jana. “On Their Own: Librarians’ Self-Directed Learning.” Library Quarterly 69:173-201, 1999.

1999: Julie Still

Rutgers University – Still, Julie. “The Role and Image of the Library and Librarians in Discipline-Specific Pedagogical Journals.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 24:225-231, 1998.

1998: Zi-Yu Lin

Seton Hall University – Lin, Zi-yu. "CERNET: An Emerging Giant on the Information Scene in China."  The Proceedings of the Eighteenth National Online Meeting, 1997, 213-227.

1997: Kevin Mulcahy

Rutgers University – Mulcahy, Kevin. “The Prince on Arrakis: Frank Herbert’s Dialogue with Machiavelli.” Extrapolation 37:22-36, 1996.

1996: Beth Bloom

Seton Hall University – Bloom, Beth. “Breast Cancer: A Search Guide” Science and Technology Libraries 15(1): 23-41, 1995.

1995: Anne Ciliberti

William Paterson University – Ciliberti, Anne C. “Collection Evaluation and Academic Review: A Pilot Study Using the OCLC/AMIGOS Collection Analysis CD.” Library Acquisitions: Practice and Theory 18: 431-445, 1994.

1994: Jeris F. Cassel; Robert S. Wolk

Rutgers University – Cassel, Jeris F. and Robert J. Congleton. Critical Thinking: An Annotated Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1993.

William Paterson University – Wolk, Robert S. “Dr. Research: A Quick Fix for Plagiarists,” Journal of Information Ethics 2:63-70, 1993.


1993: Connie Wu & Ellen Calhoun; Caroline M. Coughlin & Alice Gertzog

Rutgers University – Wu, Connie and Ellen Calhoun. “Patents: A Valuable Resource in the Information Age,” Special Libraries, 83:16-25, 1992.

Drew University – Coughlin, Caroline M. and Alice Gertzog.  Lyle’s Administration of the College Library. 5th ed. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1992.   Also a revised 1997 edition available.


1992: Patricia Reeling, Mary K. Fetzer, & Dan O'Connor; Pamela Snelson & Sr. Anita Talar

Rutgers University – Reeling, Patricia G., Mary K. Fetzer, and Daniel O. O’Connor. “Use of Government Publications in an Academic Setting,” Government Publications Review 18:489-515, 1991.

Snelson, Pamela (Drew University) and Sister Anita Talar (Seton Hall University). “Content Analysis of ACRL Conference Papers,” College and Research Libraries, 52:466-472, 1991.


1991: Roberta Tipton

Rutgers University – Tipton, Roberta.  “U.S. Users of Foreign Company Information: Patterns of use and Gaps in Knowledge,” National Online Meeting (11th, 1990), p. 401-426 (last conference 2001). NY: Learned Information, 1990.


1990: Patricia Butcher; Eugene S. Mitchell

Trenton State College -- Butcher, Patricia. Education for Equality: Women’s Rights Periodicals and Women’s Higher Education, 1849-1920.  New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.

William Paterson University – Mitchell, Eugene S. “The Library Leadership Project: A Test of Leadership Effectiveness in Academic Libraries” Advances in Library Administration and Organization, 8:25-38.


1989: Penny B. Page; Sandor Szilassy

Rutgers University –Page, Penny B.  The Origins of Alcohol Studies: E.M. Jellinek and the Documentation of the Alcohol Literature.”  British Journal of Addiction, 83: 1095-1103, 1988.

Rowan/Glassboro – Szilassy, Sandor. Magyarorszag a Szakadek Szelen.1988.

1988: Williams S. Brockman; Kay Vandergrift

Drew University -- Brockman, William S. Music: A Guide to the Reference Literature.  Littleton, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1987.

Rutgers University -- Vandergrift, Kay.  “Critical Thinking Misfired: Implications of Student Responses to ‘The Shooting Gallery’,” School Library Media Quarterly. Vol. 15, No. 2 (Winter 1987): 86-91.