Rutgers University School of Communication and Information Distinguished Alumni Award, 2016
Association for Information Science and Technology, Award of Merit, 2013
Fulbright Senior Specialist assigned to University of Zadar, Croatia, 2009.
Lazerow Lecture, School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee, 2008.
Lazerow Lecture, Department of Communication and Information Studies, University of Kentucky, 2007.
Dean’s Lecture, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina, 2006.
Carol Kuhlthau Award established in 2003 for innovative school librarians in Brazil by the School of Library and Information Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais with royalities from the portugese translation of Kuhlthau’s School Librarian’s Grade By Grade Activities Program. Como usar a biblioteca na escola.
American Society of Information Science and Technology, SIG USE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Research, 2006.
Fulbright Senior Scholar to Department of Information Sciences, University Strossmayer in Osijek, Croatia, May 2006.
New Jersey Association of School Librarians Life Membership, 2006-
American Society of Information Science and Technology Research in Information Science Award for Outstanding Research Contributions in the Field of Information Science, 2005.
New Jersey Association of School Librarians Carol Kuhlthau Leadership Award established in 2005 given each year to a graduating Rutgers MLIS student specializing in School Librarianship.
Association for Library and Information Science Education Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education, 2004
Library and Information Technology Association Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, 2002
College and Research Library Association of New Jersey Distinguished Service Award, 2001
American Association of School Librarians’ Distinguished Service Award, sponsored by Baker and Taylor, for 2000.
American Association of College and Research Libraries Instructional Section Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award for 2000.
Educational Media Association of New Jersey President’s Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to the Profession, 1997.
The Dean’s Lecture, The College of Library and Information Science University of South Carolina, 1997.
The Lazerow Lectureship of the Institute for Scientific Information, Department of Library and Information Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 1995.
Sara K. and Ted Srygley Lectureship, School of Library and Information Studies, Florida State University, 1994.
Rutgers School of Communication, Information and Library Studies, Faculty Research Award, 1994.
John P. and Alice McCarthy Commons Centennial Lectureship in Children’s Librarianship, The University of Texas at Austin, 1993.
Beta Phi Mu Annual Distinguished Lecture, University of Michigan, 1992.
Association for Educational Communications and Technology Award for Outstanding Contributions to the School Library Media Field through Publishing, and Teaching, awarded in 1990.
American Library Association Jesse H. Shera Award for the Outstanding Research Paper for 1989.
Kappa Delta PI, international honor society in education.