Award opportunities

From: "Sharon Rawlins [NJYAC]">
Subject: Award opportunities
Date: January 2nd 2019



Coretta Scott King Book Awards Donation Grant – Deadline Jan. 31st

Libraries may apply for the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Donation Grant. One or more recipients will be awarded selected books submitted to the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) of the American Library Association. These books are sent to EMIERT every year for consideration for the Coretta Scott King Book Award. EMIERT receives multiple copies of approximately 60-100 titles by African American authors and illustrators, including a full set of the year's winning and honor titles. Deadline to apply for this book donation grant is January 31, 2019.



Apply for the 2019 Miss Rumphius Award!

The New Jersey Center for the Book is seeking nominations for its 2019 Miss Rumphius Award

Based on the title character of Barbara Cooney’s book, Miss Rumphius, winner of the National Book Award in 1983, this Award honors public librarians, school media specialists, and educators who are stellar in spreading ideas about literacy. 

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, February 15,  2019. The nominee must be employed in New Jersey as a professional librarian, library staff member, certified educator, or teacher assistant, and must have developed creative activities to enhance learning and literacy.  The activity should be collaborative, innovative, and able to be replicated by other librarians and educators. The nominee must be willing to help produce her or his program for other classrooms and/or libraries. A monetary amount of $200.00 and a NJCFB Miss Rumphius Award certificate will be presented to the recipient in 2019.

The nomination shall include the full name of the nominee and the place of employment; shall describe the activity or program in complete detail; shall describe the setting in which it takes place; shall indicate the collaborative aspects; shall indicate the innovative aspects of the program or activity and indicate how it can be replicated; shall include the full name and title of the nominator with address, email, phone number and fax number; shall include a letter of support from an administrator, from a former or current student, from a client or patron, or from a member of the staff.

Please submit your nomination (self-nominations are accepted) for the Miss Rumphius Award to Carol Phillips (" target="_blank">" target="_blank">com). If you have any questions, email Carol, or visit the NJCFB website:



Best regards,


Sharon Rawlins, MLS

Youth Services Specialist for Lifelong Learning

NJ State Library

185 West State St.

P.O. Box 520

Trenton, NJ 08625-0520">

609-278-2640 ext. 116

609-278-2650 – fax


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