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FLICC AWARDS 2001
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Applications for FY2002 will be available in July 2002.

The Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) fosters excellence in federal library and information services through interagency cooperation and provides guidance and direction for the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK).

Created in 1965 by the Library of Congress and the Bureau of the Budget, FLICC makes federal library and information center resources more effective through professional development, promotion of library and information services, and coordination of available resources. The Committee is comprised of library leaders from all three branches of the federal government.

FLICC is also responsible for making recommendations on federal library and information policies, programs, and procedures to federal agencies and to others concerned with libraries and information centers.

FLICC is headquartered at the Library of Congress. For more information on FLICC or to request nomination packets for the annual Awards Program, contact:

The Federal Library and Information Center Committee
c/o Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4935

(202) 707-4800 (phone)
(202) 707-4825 (fax)
flicc@loc.gov (email)
http://lcweb.loc.gov/flicc (Web site)


Federal Library/Information Center of the Year

Purpose: To recognize and commend outstanding, innovative, and sustained achievements during Fiscal Year 2002 by a federal library or information center.

Description: The award consists of a plaque and a certificate for the library/information center. FLICC will also cover the cost of travel for the representative of the library/information center and a managing official from the institution to attend the annual FLICC Forum held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., where the award will be presented. A separate plaque which recognizes each year's recipients will be displayed at the FLICC Offices at the Library of Congress.

Eligibility: The recipient must be a federal library or information center. (Note: Award recipients from 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001 are not eligible.)

Nomination Packet: To 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.)

  1. Mission support: the extent to which the library/information center assists in fulfilling its organization's mission. (Include brief statement of mission.)
  2. Creativity/Innovation in services: such as bringing new services to users, or marketing existing services in an exceptional manner.
  3. Customer satisfaction: the extent to which the library/information center meets the needs of its defined user group(s).

Supporting materials are encouraged and may include testimonials, managerial endorsements, newspaper articles, promotional materials, etc.

 

Mail to: FLICC Awards, c/o Library of Congress, LA-217, 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20540-4935. Fax to (202) 707-4825.

Selection Process: The FLICC Awards Working Group will receive and screen applications and submit a list of finalists to the FLICC Executive Board. The FLICC Executive Board will make the final selection.

Click here to access the nomination form Federal Library/Information Center of the Year Nomination Form or contact FLICC by phone (202-707-4800) or by email (flicc@loc.gov).


Federal Librarian of the Year

Purpose: To recognize and commend active and innovative leadership and professionalism in the promotion and development of library and information services during Fiscal Year 2002 by a federal librarian or information professional.

Description: The award consists of a plaque and a certificate for the individual. FLICC will also cover the cost of travel for the recipient and his/her supervisor to attend the annual FLICC Forum held at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., where the award will be presented. A separate plaque, which recognizes each year's recipients, will be displayed at the FLICC Offices at the Library of Congress.

Eligibility: 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 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001 are not eligible.)

Nomination packet (to be prepared by the nominee or nominator; nominator must be a federal employee):

  1. Active and innovative leadership in the advancement of library and information services. (20 Points)
  2. Promotion and development of library and information services in support of the organization's mission. Include brief statement of mission, size of library or information center, and user population served. (20 Points)
  3. Demonstration of exceptional professional competency in three of the core Competencies for Special Librarians of the 21st Century, cited in a document prepared by the Special Libraries Association http://www.sla.org/content/SLA/professional/meaning/competency.cfm. Clearly state selected competencies and address each on a separate sheet. (60 Points)

Supporting materials are encouraged and may include testimonials, managerial endorsements, newspaper articles, etc.

Mail to: FLICC Awards, c/o Library of Congress, LA-217, 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20540-4935. Fax to (202) 707-4825

Selection Process: The FLICC Awards Working Group will receive and screen applications and submit a list of finalists to the FLICC Executive Board. The FLICC Executive Board will make the final selection.

Click here to access the nomination form Federal Librarian of the Year Nomination Form or contact FLICC by phone (202-707-4800) or by email (flicc@loc.gov).


Federal Library Technician of the Year

Purpose: To recognize and commend exceptional technical competency and flexibility under changing work conditions during Fiscal Year 2002 by a federal library technician.

Description: The award consists of a plaque and a certificate for the individual. FLICC will cover the cost of travel for the recipient and his/her supervisor to attend the annual FLICC Forum held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., where the award will be presented. A separate plaque, which recognizes each year's recipients, will be displayed at the FLICC Offices at the Library of Congress.

Eligibility: The recipient must be a federal employee and a practicing paraprofessional/library technician in a federal library or information center. (Note: This is not intended to be a valedictory award. Award recipients from 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001 are not eligible.)

Nomination Packet (to be prepared by the nominee or nominator; nominator must be a federal employee):

  1. Commitment to service excellence in support of the mission of the library or information center. (Include brief statement of mission.)
  2. Exceptional technical competency in one of the following: public services, technical services, information technology, or other library/information service areas.
  3. Flexibility—open to change, adapting work methods to changing conditions and dealing effectively with ambiguity.

Supporting materials are encouraged and may include testimonials, managerial endorsements, newspaper articles, etc.

Mail to: FLICC Awards, c/o Library of Congress, LA-217, 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20540-4935. Fax to (202) 707-4825

Selection Process: The FLICC Awards Working Group will receive and screen applications and submit a list of finalists to the FLICC Executive Board. The FLICC Executive Board will make the final selection.

Click here to access the nomination form Federal Library Technician of the Year Nomination Form or contact FLICC by phone (202-707-4800) or by email (flicc@loc.gov).


Nominations and Deadlines

For more information, write to the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC), c/o Library of Congress, LA-217, 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20540-4935, call (202) 707-4800, fax (202) 707-4825, or send email to flicc@loc.gov.

The FLICC Awards Working Group will screen applications and submit a list of finalists to the FLICC Executive Board for final selection.

Each award winner will receive a plaque and a certificate to be presented at the annual FLICC Forum, held in Washington, D.C. (FLICC will also cover any travel costs for the award recipient and manager.)

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