The National Association of Government Communicators recognized the Library's excellence in several fields during its 2001 awards ceremony. With one exception, the awards were all related to the Library's Bicentennial, celebrated on April 24, 2000.
The Library won first place for Best Web Pages (for America's Library—www.americaslibrary.gov), Best Press Kit (Bicentennial press kit) and Best Promotional Campaign (for the Toolkit and Tip Sheet). The Toolkit and Tip Sheet package was sent to the nation's public libraries with ideas on how to participate in the Library's Bicentennial while at the same time promoting their own libraries.
For a project unrelated to the Bicentennial, the Library of Congress Information Bulletin won second place for Best Newsletter.
The National Association of Government Communicators is a not-for-profit professional network of federal, state and local government employees across the nation who disseminate information within and outside government. Its members are editors, writers, graphic artists, video professionals, broadcasters, photographers, information specialists and agency spokespersons.