Last Call for FLICC Awards 2003 Nominations!
Nominations must be postmarked by November 14, 2003
To avoid mail delays please fax a notice that your have mailed your
nomination to (202) 707-4825.
Please be sure that all nominations reference achievements from Fiscal Year
2003. In the Federal Library and Information Center Award section of the
Awards brochure, there is an incorrect references Fiscal Year 2002. This
year's nominations are for efforts between October 1, 2002 and September 30,
2003. If you have any questions about the time period of the awards,
please call (202) 707-4800, or send email to [log in to unmask]
See below for more information on the awards.
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
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
Deadlines for applications: All completed nominations must be postmarked no
later than November 14, 2003.