Call for Applications – 2019 Multicultural Program Award

2019 Multicultural Program Award

Overview and Eligibility
The purpose of the Multicultural Program Award is to recognize and encourage library programs that increase understanding and promote multiculturalism in New Jersey’s public libraries. The ultimate goal of this award is for libraries to develop long-term partnerships with community organizations that result in sustainable cultural programming. Successful applicants are required to share program examples that show how their relationships with an ethic or cultural entity or community organization helped to establish and/or expand library programming for a targeted ethnic/cultural population. The focus of this award is to share the library’s program as a model for inspiration and adaptation by other library programs. The focus will be on public libraries for the given year. Libraries who have been awarded in the past are ineligible for additional awards. Libraries can enter the same program from the previous year’s applications. Programs offered within the last two years preceding the award application deadline shall be eligible to receive the award. Up to three libraries will be selected.

Award Amount
The award provides (1) a $1,000 cash award; (2) a certificate; and (3) the statewide promotion of the winner as a model program for other libraries. The libraries will be honored during the 2019 NJLA Conference at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, March 18, 2019. 

How to Apply
Please fill out and send the application form along with supporting materials to Mimi Lee, Diversity and Literacy Consultant at

2019 Multicultural Award Program Guidelines

2019 Multicultural Award Program Application Form