Federal libraries and librarians get information awards

The Federal Library and Information Center Committee has announced the winners of its fourth annual national awards for federal libraries and librarians.

In the large-library category-libraries with a staff of 11 or more federal or contract employees-the Homer E. Newell Library at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., won. The award recognized the library's promotion of innovative technologies, such as "an extensive Web-based portal that linked a comprehensive project directory of resource and image gallery links with a network of experts."

The small-library winner was the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital Library in Tampa, Fla. The Haley Library was recognized for innovative Web-based services and outreach activities for staff, patients, patients' families and volunteers.

The federal librarian of the year was the Army's Ann Parham. Her award noted her excellence in the management of the worldwide U.S. Army Library Program and her work on the restoration of the Pentagon Library after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack.

The federal library technician of the year was Reginald A. Stewart of the U.S. Army Library in Glessen, Germany. He was honored for his efforts to create outreach services for children.

For information on the awards, go to www.loc.gov/flicc/awards.html. The FLICC will fete the winners at the 20th Forum on Federal Information Policies March 19 at the Library of Congress.

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