Technology Innovation Award 2015



Technology Innovation Award 2015

Call for Nominations

 The NJLA College and University Section Technology Innovation Award honors a librarian or group of librarians for innovative use and application of technology in a New Jersey academic library. The award may be given either in recognition of a specific project, or for an ongoing delivery of innovative technology applications. The purpose of the award is to recognize distinguished leadership in developing new technologies for academic libraries. 
Please consider nominating your librarians or staff for their work in increasing value to your library through technology projects.  Self-nominations are also welcome. To see all of the winners (and selected nominees) of the NJLA Technology Innovation award, please visit our website: 

Please follow these guidelines in completing your nomination: 
1.Write a letter of nomination including, in no more than two paragraphs, why the candidate is being nominated for the award. 
2.If this nomination is for a specific project, please supply a description (objectives, activities, and impacts), in no more than two pages. Supporting documents related to the project, including URLs, can be attached. 
3.The remaining substance of the nomination letter should address in what specific ways the nominee has achieved the following: 

  • Benefits of innovation/use of technology to library users
  • Benefits of innovation/use of technology to the information community
  • Impact of innovation/use of technology on librarians and library operations
  • Impact of innovation/use of technology on perception of the library/librarians in the academic setting. 

4.Be sure to include, in your nomination, the complete contact information for your nominee: name, title, institution, address, telephone and e-mail. Also, please include names and contact information for members of a project team. 
Selected nominees will be asked to demonstrate their project and answer questions on Friday, March 20th, 2015 at Seton Hall University Library between 9AM to 2PM. The Committee welcomes any use of technology that enhances understanding of the project.

Please Note: Winner(s) of the NJLA CUS Technology Innovation Award and selected nominees will give a presentation on their project at the 2015 NJLA Annual Conference in April in Long Branch.

Nomination Deadline: February 19, 2015. 

Please submit application materials (and any questions) to co-chairs of the NJLA CUS/ACRL Technology Committee:

Alyssa Valenti at alyssa.valenti<at> & Romel Espinel at respinel<at>