Federal Librarian of the Year
To recognize and commend active and innovative leadership and professionalism in the promotion and development of library and information services during Fiscal Year 2015 by a federal librarian or information professional.
The award consists of a plaque and a certificate for the individual. FEDLINK will also cover the cost of travel for the recipient and one supervisor to attend the annual FEDLINK Exposition held at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., where the award 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 employee and a practicing librarian or information professional in a federal library or information center. (Note: This is not intended to be a valedictory award. Award recipients from 2012, 2013 and 2014 are not eligible.)
Must be prepared by the nominee or nominator; nominator must be a federal employee.
Nomination Form (Use this link to access the form.)
Selection Criteria statements (covering achievements during Fiscal Year 2015, not to exceed one page for each of the first two criteria, and one page each for the three professional competencies; cite specific examples and any supporting quantifiable data from Fiscal Year 2015 only):
- Active and innovative leadership during Fiscal Year 2015 in the advancement of library and information services. (20 Points)
- Promotion and development of library and information services in support of the organization's mission in Fiscal Year 2015. Include brief statements of both agency and library missions, size and budget of library or information center, and size and identity of user population served. (20 Points)
- Demonstration in Fiscal Year 2015 of exceptional professional competency in three of the professional Competencies for Federal Librarians, cited in a document prepared by the FEDLINK Human Resources Working Group (Rev 2011). Clearly state selected competencies and address each on a separate sheet. (60 Points).
- 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, etc., that relate to accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2015 only.
All nominations must be emailed or faxed no later than Friday, January 8, 2016. 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 2016.
Last Updated: 09/25/2015