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NIST to Receive 2008 Federal Library of the Year Award

For Immediate Release: September 22, 2009

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Contact: Ben Stein

The Library of Congress Federal Library & Information Center Committee (FLICC) has announced that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Services Division (ISD) will receive the 2008 Federal Library of the Year Award for the Large Library/Information Center Category, which applies to facilities with staffs of 11 or more. Federal libraries throughout the United States and abroad competed for the award. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington will present this year’s awards at the 26th Annual FLICC Forum on Federal Information Policies on Oct. 22, 2009, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

The NIST division is recognized for its Lab Liaison Program, implementation of an electronic resources management system, and creation of a Vision Implementation Project, to engage its staff in understanding the ISD vision and participating in strategic planning. The division also received the Federal Library of the Year Award for 2003. More information at www.loc.gov/flicc/Awards/libctr_main.html.