Awards & Scholarships

Every year at the conference two awards, the “Recognition” and “Kehnast” awards, are presented.

The “Recognition Award” is given to a dedicated Director, Trustee, or Librarian in a New Jersey Library that encourages and supports participation in career development or activities for library assistants in New Jersey.

The “Kehnast Award” is given to a dedicated library assistant in a New Jersey Library who has made a significant contribution to the profession or to his/her library, and actively participates in career development or activities in New Jersey. The award is named for AnnaMarie Kehnast who has served as President and Liaison of this organization.

The NJALA Scholarship Committee presents an annual scholarship award of $250.00 for the 2016-2017 academic year during the conference. This scholarship will be offered to a library support staff person who would like to pursue a degree or certificate program that enhances work skills.