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FEDLINK Honors Winners of Federal Librarianship Awards
The Library of Congress’ Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) announced the 2017 winners of its national awards for federal librarianship. According to the press release, “The awards recognize the many innovative ways that federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of the government, business and scholarly communities and the American public.” The winners are as follows:
2017 Federal Libraries/Information Centers of the Year
- The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Library (Miss.) “is recognized for modernizing its knowledge-management services by collecting, digitizing and making rare and one-of-a-kind knowledge products of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers … visible to common search engines.”
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Library (N.C.) “is recognized for … [maintaining] an overall customer-service rating of 98.8 percent. Its new service, research-impact reports, are designed to highlight the impact of EPA research and expand on traditional bibliometric methods, organizational information and visualizations in a portfolio-style product.”
2017 Federal Librarian of the Year
- Edward J. Poletti, chief of learning resources at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, “is recognized for his dedication and his willingness to work on behalf of federal medical librarians to ensure that others, especially administrators, are aware of the value these librarians contribute to patient quality of care.”
2017 Federal Library Technician of the Year
- Ozella Lee Gates, library technician at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Command (Ga.), “is recognized for her exemplary commitment and dedication to providing library services to a multitude of different medical center customers. She successfully and efficiently continued to support the research, educational and medical readiness of the medical center’s staff without additional staffing support for the library.”
For more information, read the press release.
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