Hello Federal Library and Information Center Committee:

We are hoping to send out information calling for nominations for our
upcoming annual Library of the Year Award. Please see attachment, or its
contents pasted below, to retrieve the information listed in our magazine
and on our web site. Feel free to forward this and use it in its entirety,
or just list the March deadline for the award along with our web address,
Library of the Year Nominations Sought

It's time once again to submit your nomination for the
Library of the Year Award
the highest honor a library can achieve.
Each year Gale and Library Journal join forces to recognize and reward the
library that most profoundly demonstrates outstanding community service.
This year's winning library will be announced at a gala celebration during
the 2002 ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta. The library will receive a
generous $10,000 cash award and will be the cover story in the June 15, 2002
issue of Library Journal.
Library Journal editors, librarians from diverse backgrounds around the
United States, and representatives from Gale will select the Library of the
Year based on:
*       Service to the community
*       Creativity and innovation in developing specific community programs
*       Leadership in creating programs that can be emulated by other
Elements will be reviewed in the context of individual library budgets, so
everyone is eligible.
Libraries may be nominated by staff or community members
no later than March 15, 2002.
There is no entry fee and no form to complete, but nominations must conform
to our nomination guidelines. For more information and nomination
guidelines, visit
Or call your Gale Representative at 800-877-GALE.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you so
very much in advance.


Shari Goldsmith
Assistant to the Editor
Library Journal
p. 212/463-6819
f. 212/463-6734
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