Federal Library/Information Center of the Year
To recognize and commend outstanding, innovative, and sustained achievements during Fiscal Year 2014 by a federal library or information center.
The FEDLINK 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 c enter).
The award consists of a plaque and a certificate for the library/information center. FEDLINK will also cover the cost of travel for one representative from each of the libraries/information centers and one managing official from the parent institutions to attend the annual FEDLINK Exposition held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., where the awards will be presented. Winners will also attend a session on awards for federal libraries and library professionals. A separate plaque which recognizes each year's recipients will be displayed at the FEDLINK offices at the Library of Congress.
The recipient must be a federal library or information center. (Note: Award recipients from 2011, 2012 and 2013 are not eligible.)
Must be prepared by the staff or management of the library or information center, by a manager above the library, or by a customer/client. (Nominator must be a federal employee.)
Selection Criteria statements (covering achievements during Fiscal Year 2014, not to exceed one page per criterion; cite specific examples and any supporting quantifiable data.
- Mission support: the extent to which the library/information center assisted in fulfilling its legislative mandate or its organization's mission during Fiscal Year 2014. (Include brief statements of both the agency and the library/information center missions.)
- Creativity/Innovation in services for Fiscal Year 2014: such as bringing new services to users, or marketing existing services in an exceptional manner.
- Customer satisfaction: the extent to which the library/information center met the needs of its defined user group(s)in Fiscal Year 2014.
- For each area, include supporting, quantifiable data such as statistics, cost savings to the institution, program changes, projects completed, etc.
Supporting Materials (limited to three items)
Supporting materials are encouraged and may include testimonials, managerial endorsements, newspaper articles, promotional materials, etc., that relate to accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2014.
All nominations must be emailed or faxes no later than Friday, January 16, 2015. If a nominator does not receive confirmation of the nomination in one week, please contact Lizzie Daniels by phone at (202) 707-4813. Please email nominations to the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FEDLINK Awards Working Group will receive and screen applications and submit a list of finalists to the FEDLINK Executive Board. The FEDLINK Executive Board will make the final selection and announce the winners at the FEDLINK Exposition in the spring of 2015.
Last Updated: 08/18/2014