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Award program for books about NJ

The New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance (NJSAA) invites nominations of books about New Jersey, published in 2005 or 2006, for statewide awards.

Books will be considered in one of five categories: non-fiction popular, non-fiction scholarly, fiction and poetry, reference, and scholarly reproduction of primary resources with commentary/annotations. Works nominated should reflect new ideas about New Jersey's history and culture, include original research, and/or reveal new insights into a topic. There is no in-state residency requirement for authors/editors.

Nominations will be accepted through April 30th. Winners will be announced in August and an awards ceremony will be held in October.

For more information about the 2007 NJSAA awards program guidelines, please contact Bonita Craft Grant at 732/932-7006, ext. 369 or

The NJSAA awards program is cosponsored by the New Jersey Library Association, Rutgers University Press, and Rutgers University Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives. For more information on NJSAA, please see:

Rutgers faculty and staff authors of works about New Jersey, published in 2006, are also encouraged to donate copies of their books for the Libraries'Celebration of Recently Published Faculty Authors exhibition. The exhibition opening reception will be held on Tuesday March 20, 2007 in Alexander Library. For more information on the Celebration exhibition and opening reception, please contact Harry Glazer at 732/932.-7505, ext. 303 or

Posted January 29, 2007