Dear Colleagues,


The Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table is presenting and co-sponsoring several programs for federal librarians.  Join us to learn, network, and celebrate!


All FAFLRT programs and meetings will be held on June 29 at the Las Vegas Hotel (just across the street from the convention center) in Ballroom E.


8:30-10:00 am

Innovative Talent Management Practices in Federal Libraries: Responding to the Challenges of Recruitment, Retention, and Succession

Federal libraries are facing issues surrounding recruiting and retaining staff, and planning for continuity.  Join Roberta Shaffer - Library of Congress, Mary-Deirdre Coraggio and Rosa Liu - NIST, and Kathleen Hanselmann - Defense Language Institute panelists to hear how they are managing talent in their libraries.


10:30-11:30 am

Leveraging Librarian Expertise in Customer Resource Management

Madison Bolls, Public Access and Internet Reference Librarian, will describe how the EPA Library Network implemented a customer resource management system that ensures inquiries/comments are effectively routed, managed, tracked, answered and measured.


12:00-1:00 pm

FAFRLT Awards Reception

Join us for refreshments to celebrate the accomplishments of your distinguished colleagues and rising stars:

The Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship - Sue E. Graves

FAFLRT Rising Star Award - Katie Rapp

FAFLRT Achievement Award - Judith Proctor Cannan

FAFLRT Distinguished Service Award - Eileen Welch


1:00-2:30 pm

Rebranding Yourself for a Career Change/Transition into Information Services

Want to find out what bigger and better career paths exist for you in the information services arena? Wendy Nolin, professional career coach and founder of Change Agent Careers, will speak about growing careers and alternatives that you may want to pursue.


3:00-4:00 pm

FAFLRT Membership Meeting

The agenda includes a short presentation by Nzinga Holley-Harris - FBI Academy, talks about marketing new technologies to staff and users.  Don’t forget to bring your business cards and join us at the Membership meeting! After we get the business done, feel free to socialize, network and brainstorm.


FAFLRT is also co-sponsoring programs with the Careers in Federal Libraries

Las Vegas Convention Center, Hall N, Placement Office

Saturday, June 28  3:00-4:30 pm – Become a Social Media GURU in Your Job Search

Sunday, June 29  3:00-4:30 pm – How To Be a Star They Want to Hire


The FAFLRT Awards

The Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship is given to a library school student who has an interest in working in a federal library.  The scholarship is for $1,500 and is sponsored by Mr. Charles Garris, husband of the late Cicely Phippen Marks.  The Federal Librarians Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship recipient for 2014 is Sue E. Graves.  Ms. Graves is currently attending San Jose State University and works as a Metadata Technician at the Smithsonian Libraries.


The FAFLRT Rising Star Award recognizes the activities and contributions of those new to federal or armed forces librarianship and government information management, and who display a passion for the profession, both at work and via volunteer or association activities.  The FAFLRT Rising Star recipient for 2014 is Katie Rapp.  Ms. Rapp is currently at the NIST (National Institute for Standards and Technology) Library.  Ms. Rapp was also the recipient of the Federal Librarians Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship in 2012.


The FAFLRT Achievement Award recognizes an individual for achievement in the promotion of library and information service and the information profession in the federal community.  The FAFLRT Achievement Award recipient for 2014 is Judith Proctor Cannan. Ms. Cannan is currently Chief, Cooperative and Instructional Programs Division at the Library of Congress.


The FAFLRT Distinguished Service Award recognizes a FAFLRT member for outstanding and sustained contributions to FAFLRT.  The Distinguished Service Award recipient for 2014 is Eileen Welch.  Ms. Welch is currently the Information Resource Manager at the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.


I hope to see many of you in Las Vegas!




Anne Harrison

Librarian/Network Program Specialist

Library of Congress/FEDLINK

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