Federal Libraries and Information Centers, Librarians and Technicians
Win FLICC Awards
To recognize the many innovative ways federal libraries, librarians
and library technicians fulfill the information demands of government,
business, scholarly communities and the American public, the Federal
Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) has announced the
winners of its national awards for federal librarianship.
The award winners will be honored at the 17th Annual FLICC Forum on
Federal Information Policies on March 30 in Washington, D.C., where
they will receive their awards and be guests of the forum. Their
names will remain on permanent display with the names of winners from
previous years in the FLICC offices at the Library of Congress.
1999 Federal Library/Information Center of the Year
An abundance of highly qualified libraries and information centers
with outstanding, innovative and sustained achievements in Fiscal Year
1999 resulted in a tie for this category:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Library
This federal sciences library is recognized for its initiative and
vision in providing rapid and efficient access to scientific and
managerial information and for being the focal point for the transfer
of environmental information for the nation. In 1999, the NOAA
Central Library organized over 500 NOAA Web sites under one locator
and created a unique digital image library of meteorological images
from the 1800s to the 1950s.
Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library
The Los Alamos Research Library is recognized for its singular vision
linked to sound business processes that have led to unprecedented
levels of customer service, technological innovation and
leadership in the information community. In one example, the
research library joined forces with other organizations at the
laboratory to develop a browsable interface for categorizing Los
Alamos National Laboratory's science and technology Web resources to
create the foundation for a laboratory-wide Internet portal.
1999 Federal Librarian of the Year - Marion Jerri Knihnicki, Library
Director of the U.S. Army
Transportation School Marion Jerri Knihnicki is recognized for her
extraordinary professional and personal competencies demonstrated in
planning, implementing and executing a leading-edge virtual library at
the U.S. Army Transportation School. She managed a team of personnel
that developed on-line courses, learning modules and an on-line
library catalog that has become the basis for the Deployment
Information Support System (DISS) for soldiers during military crises.
The project garnered the support of the entire command and the
attention of the Army. An outstanding librarian within the U.S. Army
Training and Doctrine Command, Ms. Knihnicki recently accepted a
promotion to the Army Library, Pentagon.
1999 Federal Library Technician of the Year -- Rosette M. Risell,
Ruth H. Hooker Research Library, Naval Research Laboratory
Rosette M. Risell is recognized for routinely performing beyond the
call of duty to maximize her contributions to the mission of the Naval
Research Laboratory. Her contributions have significantly enhanced
the library's ability to manage its entire procurement process. In
1999, she also assumed the duties of the vacant library management
assistant position and participated in two special projects: to
prepare an on-line catalog database for authority control processing
and to identify and remove duplicate entries to ensure library users
an accurate and concise database of library holdings.
For more information on the 1999 Awards, please contact Robin
Hatziyannis at (202) 707-4800.
Information on the 2000 Award program will be announced later this
spring For the latest information on the awards, interested parties
may refer to the FLICC Web site (www.lcweb.loc.gov/FLICC) where
information regarding the 2000 nomination packet will be posted on the
"What's New" section as soon as it becomes available.