Dedicated library assistants in the state of New Jersey, who made a significant contribution to the profession, and actively participate in career development or activities, are eligible for the Kehnast Award. AnnaMarie Kehnast, the award’s namesake, served as President and Liaison of this organization.

Audrey Gorman NJ State Library1994
Heather RiveraNewark Public Library1996
Beverly PorterSomerset County Library System1997
Linda PorterBurlington County Library System1998
Anita LupchoVineland Public Library1999
John GuidoEast Orange Public Library2001
Regina C. ReayBurlington County Library System2002
Marilyn Jack-BrownMontclair State University2003
Kim AllenUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry NJ2004
Ellen BrewerOcean County Library2005
Anita KosinskiOcean County Library2006
Annete TylerOcean County Library2007
Kathy FalcoMorristown & Morris Township Library2008
Deborah BlackwellOcean County Library2009
Cathy LynchOcean County Library2010
Barbara WardSeton Hall University2011
Connie ReeseOcean County Library2012
Sandra Miller2013
Caroll Murray2014
Dana McAnaneyCape May County Library 2015
Karen Paradiso2016
Edward Robinson2017
Jennifer NeelyDunellen Public Library2018
Vincent StewartCape May County Library 2019