FLICC Awards Recognizes Outstanding Federal Libraries, Federal Librarians, and Federal Library Technicians (Awards Web site (http://lcweb.loc.gov/flicc/awards.html) To honor the many innovative ways federal libraries, librarians, and library technicians are fulfilling the information demands of government, business, research, scholarly communities, and the American public, the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) announces its sixth annual series of national awards for federal librarianship in Fiscal Year 2003. The three awards are: Federal Library/Information Center of the Year - This award commends the library or information center's outstanding, innovative, and sustained achievements during Fiscal Year 2003 in fulfilling its organization's mission, fostering innovation in its services, and meeting the needs of its defined user group. The FLICC awards are given to both small library/information centers (with a staff of 10 or fewer federal and/or contract employees) and larger library/information centers (with a staff of 11 or more federal and/or contract employees). All nominations must be made on behalf of an entire library or information center (e.g., main or branch library or information center). Fiscal Year 2002's winners were the Homer E. Newell Library, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center (large) and the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital Library, Tampa, Florida (small). Federal Librarian of the Year - This award honors a federal librarian who demonstrates active and innovative leadership and professionalism in the promotion and development of library and information services during fiscal year 2003. The nominee must be a federal employee and a practicing librarian in a federal library or information center. Ann Parham, Army Librarian, won the award for the 2002 Federal Librarian of the Year. Federal Library Technician of the Year - This award recognizes the achievements of a federal library technician during Fiscal Year 2003 for exceptional technical competency and flexibility under changing work conditions. The nominee must be a federal employee and a practicing paraprofessional or library technician in a federal library or information center. In 2002, the Federal Library Technician of the Year was Reginald A. Stewart, library technician, U.S. Army Library, Giessen, Germany. The 2003 award winners will be honored for their contributions to federal library and information service at the annual FLICC Forum on Federal Information Policies in Washington, D.C., in March 2004. To further recognize these outstanding individuals and programs, a plaque engraved with their names and the names of previous and subsequent winners will be on permanent display in the FLICC offices at the Library of Congress. To obtain nomination materials, visit the Awards Working Group Section of the FLICC Web site (http://lcweb.loc.gov/flicc/awards.html), call (202) 707-4800, or send email to [log in to unmask] The nomination packet includes the nomination form, selection criteria, and a list of needed supporting materials. Deadlines for applications: All completed nominations must be postmarked no later than November 14, 2003.