To recognize excellence in the research efforts of New Jersey librarians, the Research Committee of the College & University Section of NJLA / NJ Chapter of ACRL seeks nominations for its annual Research Award to honor the best published research completed by a New Jersey librarian during the past year.


All types of research published in 2017 will be considered, including books, journal articles, bibliographies, and electronic publications. A New Jersey librarian practicing or professionally active in the New Jersey library community must be the author or co-author.  Doctoral dissertations and master’s theses are not eligible; however, publications based on them will be considered.  Individuals may nominate themselves or a colleague.

Nominations should include the following information:

  • A letter of nomination that specifies the evidence for and the significance of the original research
  • A copy of the publication in either electronic or hard copy format
  • An abstract, if not included in the publication
  • Contact information for the author/s

Use the online submission form to upload your statement and all supporting materials:

Hard copies of materials can be sent to:
Cynthia Coulter
Library, Third Floor
4800 Kennedy Blvd.
Union City, NJ 07087

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Award winner/s will be honored at the NJLA Conference in Atlantic City during the Honors and Awards Ceremony on the evening of Thursday, May 31st and at the College and University Section Luncheon on Friday, June 1st. To see other NJLA Award and Honor categories, please go to