Library of Congress Opens Award Nominations for Outstanding Federal Libraries, Librarians and Library Technicians
To honor the innovations and successes of federal libraries, librarians and library technicians in meeting the information demands of government, businesses, scholarly communities and the public, the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) in the Library of Congress has opened nominations for its national awards for federal librarianship in fiscal year 2022.
The nomination packet includes the nomination form, selection criteria and a list of required supporting materials. All completed nominations must be emailed to [email protected] no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on Jan. 13, 2023.
Nominations are being accepted for the following awards:
Federal Library/Information Center of the Year
This award commends a library or information center for outstanding, innovative and sustained achievements during fiscal year 2022 in fulfilling its organization's mission, fostering innovation in its services and meeting the needs of its users. Awards are given to both small library/information centers (with staff of 10 or fewer federal and/or contract employees) and larger library/information centers (with 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., a 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 2022. 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 2022 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.
The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) is an organization of federal agencies working together to achieve the optimum use of the resources and facilities of federal libraries and information centers by promoting common services, coordinating and sharing available resources and providing continuing professional education for federal library and information staff. FEDLINK serves as a forum for the discussion of the policies, programs, procedures and technologies that affect federal libraries and the information services they provide to their agencies, Congress, the federal courts and the American people.
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