Federal Library Technician of the Year
To recognize and commend exceptional technical competency and flexibility under changing work conditions during Fiscal Year 2014 by a federal library technician.
The award consists of a plaque and a certificate for the individual. FEDLINK will cover the cost of travel for the recipient and one supervisor to attend the annual FEDLINK Forum 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 paraprofessional/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. (Note: This is not intended to be a valedictory award. Award recipients from 2011, 2012 and 2013 are not eligible.)
Must be prepared by the nominee or nominator; nominator must be a federal employee.
Form (Use this link to access the form.)
Selection Criteria statements (covering achievements during Fiscal Year 2014, not to exceed one page per criterion; cite specific examples and any supporting quantifiable data from Fiscal Year 2014 only ):
- Commitment to service excellence in support of the mission of the library or information center in Fiscal Year 2014. (Include brief statements of the library mission.)
- Exceptional technical competency demonstrated during Fiscal Year 2014 in one of the following: public services, technical services, information technology, or other library/information service areas.
- Flexibility, open to change in Fiscal Year 2014, adapting work methods to changing conditions and dealing effectively with ambiguity.
- 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 2014.
All nominations must be emailed or faxed 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