Criteria for the Librarianship Award

This award is named for Roger H. McDonough, New Jersey State Librarian from 1947 to 1975. Beginning in 2002 the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance, together with the New Jersey Historical Commission, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference-New Jersey Caucus, and the New Jersey Library Association History & Preservation Section, has given an award to a librarian, archivist, or manuscript curator for excellence in service to the New Jersey history research community and/or the general public.

Nominees for the award should meet the following criteria: 1. Served for ten years or more as a librarian, archivist, or manuscripts curator in a New Jersey institution. The nominee could be active or retired from service. 2. Demonstrated a high level of public service to the New Jersey Studies research community and/or general public.

To nominate a candidate, download and complete the nomination form attached below. State why he/she is deserving of this award and cite significant accomplishments (particular or general) in public service to the New Jersey community, with a career history. You may also submit a resume of the nominee.

Nominations should be emailed to Bob Vietrogoski, Head of Special Collections, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, at, or mailed to the address on the nomination form by September 15, 2017. The award will be presented at Archives and History Day at the Monmouth County Library on October 14, 2017. The award includes a certificate of recognition.