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FAFLRT Programs at ALA; Webcast opportunity

Join your federal colleagues during the 2013 ALA Annual Conference!  New this year: the morning programs will be webcast!

All FAFLRT events will be held on Sunday, June 30.

8:30-10:00 am  Careers in Federal Libraries

10:30-11:30 am  Library Internships: Best Practices

12:00-1:00 pm  FAFLRT Awards Reception

1:00-2:00 pm  FAFLRT Membership Meeting

On-site location: Exchange Room of the InterContinental Hotel, 505 North Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile.  Times are CDT. Read the full story

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Apply for DC/SLA Student Scholarship

Future librarians and info pros – act now!!  DC/SLA wants to help you reach your professional and academic goals. If you are interested in a career special libraries, and are pursuing an MLS or related degree in an accredited program, apply now for the Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by IOP Publishinghttp://publishing.iop.org/.  The winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize, and make connections with working, experienced information professionals.

Selection criteria include:

*   An essay describing your: 1) interest in special librarianship, 2) professional goals, and 3) anticipated contribution to the Chapter and the profession (2-3 pages; 1,000-2,000 words)

*   Letter of academic or professional recommendation

*   Membership in the Washington, D.C. Chapter of SLA

(If you aren’t a DC/SLA member yet, SLA student dues are only $40 per year.  Join today at http://www.sla.org/access-membership/join-sla/.  Remember to choose the Washington, D.C. Chapter on your SLA membership form.)

*   Enrolled or accepted in an ALA-accredited Library Science program

The scholarship application form and additional details are available on the DC/SLA website at http://dc.sla.org/awards/scholarship/

Application deadline: July 26, 2013.  Funds will be awarded in mid-August.

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FEDLINK Announces FY12 Award Winners

The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) has announced the winners of its national awards for federal librarianship, which recognize the many innovative ways that federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of government, business and scholarly communities and the American public.

FEDLINK honored the award winners at the 2013 FEDLINK Spring Exposition on May 22, 2013, at the Library of Congress in Washington, where the winners received their awards from the Library’s Associate Librarian for Library Services, Roberta I. Shaffer. The names of the winners will remain on permanent display in the FEDLINK offices at the Library of Congress.

Federal libraries and staff throughout the United States and abroad competed in three award categories.

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Greta Marlatt wins I Love My Librarian! Award

From the @Your Library website:

The winners of 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian! Award have been announced. They include our own Greta Marlatt from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.  Greta is one of twelve winners. Her inscription says, “The impact of her assistance and reputation are literally felt worldwide.”

Read her nomination:  http://atyourlibrary.org/sites/default/files/greta-marlatt-nomination.pdf

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2012 MLD Distinguished Service Award Winners Announced

I would like to announce our 2012 MLD Distinguished Service Award winners: Gail Nicula and Connie Wiley. This Award annually recognizes MLD members for outstanding and sustained service to the Military Libraries Division.

Dr Janet Gail Nicula, National Defense University, US Joint Forces Staff College Library In 2003, Gail worked on the Military Libraries Workshop 2003 as the Program Planner. She and her staff contributed greatly to the success of the National Defense University hosting of that MLW. Some innovative ideas included a marketing model for static display on the History of Military Libraries that was built at the site. Gail served as the Membership Chair for the Division in 2004-2010 and recruited additional members to support this very important activity. MLW 2011 in Norfolk, VA, was a team effort led by a vibrant and enthusiastic leader. The success for all the planning brought many attendees and sponsors to the meeting. Innovations at MLW 2011 included Meet and Greet First Timers, a sit down Networking Breakfast and numerous free time tours and events. Of particular interest for the MLD Distinguished Services Award is the manner in which Gail was able to involve the staff at the Joint Staff College as well as Librarians representing all services in the Norfolk area. For the collaboration among the Tidewater librarians, the successful inclusion of Joint Forces Library Staff and the leadership show throughout the two year process, Gail Nicula is well deserving of the Division’s Distinguished Service Award.

Connie J. Wiley, Humphreys Engineer Center Support Activity Library, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Connie Wiley has been an active member of MLD for over 10 years. During that time, she has served as the DoD Director (2001-2002), the Membership Chair (2001-2002) and the Director at Large (2011-2012). In 2004, MLW was to be held in Columbia, SC and hosted by the Chaplains School with the assistance of the Defense Polygraph Institute and the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). Due to unforeseen circumstances, DTIC’s role in the planning of this event became much larger, and Connie assumed a leadership role. She was involved with hotel arrangements, menu planning, program planning, logistics, and more. She did all of this with good humor, grace, and calm. The success of MLW 2004 was due in no small part to Connie’s efforts. The Division continued to benefit from Connie’s planning expertise over the last 2 years when she served as Director at Large, planning the Division's programs for the 2012 SLA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. She arranged for the Division’s program sessions, business meeting and luncheon, as well as social activities. For her continued service in a leadership capacity over an extended period of time, Connie Wiley is well deserving of the Division’s Distinguished Service Award.

Thank you both for many years work!

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