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Libraries and Information Centers, Librarians and Technicians
Win FLICC Awards
the many innovative ways federal libraries, librarians and library
technicians fulfill the information demands of government, business,
scholarly communities and the American public, the Federal Library
and Information Center Committee (FLICC) has announced the winners
of its national awards for federal librarianship.
winners will be honored at the 17th Annual FLICC Forum on Federal
Information Policies on March 30 in Washington, D.C., where they
will receive their awards and be guests of the forum. Their names
will remain on permanent display with the names of winners from
previous years in the FLICC offices at the Library of Congress.
Library/Information Center of the Year
of highly qualified libraries and information centers with outstanding,
innovative and sustained achievements in Fiscal Year 1999 resulted
in a tie for this category:
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Library
sciences library is recognized for its initiative and vision in
providing rapid and efficient access to scientific and managerial
information and for being the focal point for the transfer of
environmental information for the nation. In 1999, the NOAA Central
Library organized over 500 NOAA Web sites under one locator and
created a unique digital image library of meteorological images
from the 1800s to the 1950s.
Alamos National Laboratory Research Library
The Los Alamos
Research Library is recognized for its singular vision linked
to sound business processes that have led to unprecedented levels
of customer service, technological innovation and leadership in
the information community. In one example, the research library
joined forces with other organizations at the laboratory to develop
a browsable interface for categorizing Los Alamos National Laboratory's
science and technology Web resources to create the foundation
for a laboratory-wide Internet portal.
Librarian of the Year -- Marion Jerri Knihnicki, Library Director
of the U.S. Army Transportation School
Knihnicki is recognized for her extraordinary professional and
personal competencies demonstrated in planning, implementing and
executing a leading-edge virtual library at the U.S. Army Transportation
School. She managed a team of personnel that developed on-line
courses, learning modules and an on-line library catalog that
has become the basis for the Deployment Information Support System
(DISS) for soldiers during military crises. The project garnered
the support of the entire command and the attention of the Army.
An outstanding librarian within the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine
Command, Ms. Knihnicki recently accepted a promotion to the Army
Library Technician of the Year -- Rosette M. Risell, Ruth H. Hooker
Research Library, Naval Research Laboratory
Risell is recognized for routinely performing beyond the call
of duty to maximize her contributions to the mission of the Naval
Research Laboratory. Her contributions have significantly enhanced
the library's ability to manage its entire procurement process.
In 1999, she also assumed the duties of the vacant library management
assistant position and participated in two special projects: to
prepare an on-line catalog database for authority control processing
and to identify and remove duplicate entries to ensure library
users an accurate and concise database of library holdings.
on the 2000 Award program will be announced later this spring.
For the latest information on the awards, interested parties may
refer to the FLICC Web site (www.loc.gov/flicc)
where information regarding the 2000 nomination packet will be
posted on the "What's New" section as soon as it becomes available.
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 and
headquartered at the Library of Congress, FLICC also makes recommendations
on federal library and information policies, programs, and procedures
to federal agencies and to others concerned with libraries and