The deadline for the FLICC awards is January 19, 2007, so don't forget to send in your nominations! To honor the many innovative ways in which 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 announces its national awards for federal librarianship for fiscal year 2006. (All nominations must be faxed to the FLICC office no later than January 19, 2007. See below for details.) The 2006 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., September 14, 2007. 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. Nominations are being accepted for these awards: Federal Library/Information Center of the Year This award commends the library or information center for outstanding, innovative and sustained achievements during fiscal year 2006 in fulfilling its organization's mission, fostering innovation in its services and meeting the needs of its users. 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). 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 2006. The nominee must be a federal employee and a practicing librarian in a federal library or information center. Federal Library Technician of the Year This award recognizes the achievements of a federal library technician during fiscal year 2006 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. Federal staff classified in professional series are not eligible for this award, but may be eligible for nomination as Federal Librarian of the Year. To obtain nomination materials, visit the Awards Working Group section of the FLICC Web site (www.loc.gov/flicc/awards.html). The nomination packet includes the nomination form, selection criteria and a list of needed supporting materials. For questions, please call (202) 707-4822 or send e-mail to [log in to unmask] Fax completed nomination packets to (202) 707-4825. All nominations must be faxed no later than January 19, 2007. If a nominator does not receive confirmation of the nomination by Janaury 26, 2007, please contact Anna Bohlin by phone at (202) 707-4822.