Announces Awards for 2006
Learn about the winners of our national awards for federal
librarianship, which recognize the many innovative ways that
librarians and library technicians fulfill the information
demands of government, business and scholarly communities and
the American public.
FLICC honored the award winners at the 24th Annual FLICC Forum on
Federal Information Policies on October 12 at the Library of Congress
in Washington, DC. They received their awards from Associate Librarian
of Congress Deanna Marcum. Their names will
remain on permanent display
in the FLICC offices at the Library of Congress.
2006 Federal Librarian of
Pictured at the left are Roberta Shaffer, Deanna Marcum and
Carla Pomager, systems/acquisition librarian for the Army General
Library Program within Community Recreation, Family and Morale,
Welfare and Recreation Command, U.S. Army, Alexandria, Va.,
received the award for her dedication and contributions
to leadership of change in Fiscal Year 2006. Her accomplishments,
knowledge of technology and vision led to her creation of the
General Library Information System (GLIS), which provides information
services to deployed soldiers as if they were visiting their
home base library. Pomager led the effort to create the "My
Library Page@" on the Army Knowledge Online Web site,
which has garnered nearly 120,000 hits in just three months.
2006 Federal Library Technician of the Year
Pictured at the left are Deanna Marcum, Sabrina Honda and
Sabrina D. Honda, library technician, Hurlburt Field Library,
Hurlburt, Fla., received the award for her commitment and
knowledge in support of the mission
of the Hurlburt Field Library. Known for her innovative programs, Honda
implemented 120 events in Fiscal Year 2006 that reached more than
3,000 participants. She also
coordinated the logistics for the library's renovation and led the team
responsible for relocating more than 35,000 volumes. Honda's
high personal standard of
excellence for service delivery for the office reference collections
led to her success as a liaison to 75 base offices and their related
Federal Library/ Information Center of the Year - Small Library
Pictured at the left are Deanna Marcum,
Marcia Hampton and Kathyrn Davis.
Small Library/Information Center Category (with a
staff of 10 or fewer federal and/or contract employees): George C.
Marshall European Center for Security Studies Library Garmisch-Partenkirchen,
Germany, is recognized for effectiveness, versatility and dedication
to the customer. The library embarked on a series of planning, marketing,
training, outreach and service enhancement initiatives in 2006. By
realigning duties, introducing efficiencies and making judicious
use of staff language skills, the library developed and achieved
nearly 60 percent of a multiyear strategic plan, expanded a multilingual
Web site, hosted 120 facility tours, and completed more than 50 briefings
to distinguished visitors from members of the German parliament and
U.S. defense leadership. The library also expanded and enhanced its
collection, reference and cataloging functions at an exacting pace.
This led to an increase in eBook collections and database and online
services, the creation of bibliographies on terrorism and knowledge
portals, and the development of a value-added online catalog.
Federal Library/ Information Center of the Year - Large Library
Pictured at the left are Deanna Marcum,
Cynthia Shipley, Vicky Braun and Stephen Pauli.
Large Library/Information Center Category (with
a staff of 11 or more federal and/or contract employees): Camp
S. D. Butler Library System, Marine Corps Community Services, U.S.
Corps, Okinawa, Japan, is recognized for superior effort in enhancing
the quality of life for more than 50,000 Americans stationed in
Okinawa and mainland Japan. In fiscal 2006, the library system supported
patron visits, increasing customer use by 14 percent and receiving
a customer satisfaction rating above 98 percent. Evidence of the
system's energy, enthusiasm and success was shown in streamlined efforts
economical and efficient acquisitions, cataloging and processing
of materials, the ability to offer nearly 500 individual programs for
service members and their families, and dedication to maintaining
libraries, three reading rooms and a technical services facility.
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