Monthly Archives: October 2012

NewFeds Programs @ FEDLINK 2012 Fall Expo

You are invited to join NewFeds at presentations during the FEDLINK 2012 Fall Expo: “Building Foundations.”

Program: NewFeds Open House
Where: Library of Congress, Madison Building, Room 139
When: Thursday, 25 Oct, 1:00-1:45 PM EST
*Live web streaming is available but registration is required (see below)
Join us to learn more about the FEDLINK New Librarians “NewFeds” Working Group!  We will review our FY2012 accomplishments, share results of the NewFeds Census, and announce recipients of the NewFed of the Year and NewFeds Catalyst Awards.  Moderated by Aimee Babcock-Ellis.

Program: Forging a Digital Roadmap:The Preservation, Curation, and Stewardship Nexus
Where: Library of Congress, Madison Building, Room 139
When: Thursday, 25 Oct, 2:00-4:00 PM EST

*Live web streaming is available but registration is required (see below)

The program will feature  a keynote presentation by Digital Archivist Butch Lazorchak on the intersection and distinction between digital preservation, curation, and stewardship.  Mr. Lazorchak will also discuss key trends, challenges, and future opportunities in this area.  Erin Engle will discuss the National Digital Preservation Program’s current initiatives and Anne Harrison of FEDLINK will share information about the Preservation Working Group.  The program will conclude with a NewFeds case study panel of early-career government information professionals involved in digital projects, followed by a moderated audience dialogue.  Panelists include: Robin Butterhof, Bianca Crowley, Wanda Davila, and Piper Mullins.  Moderated by Kristin Carr and Jessica Hernandez.  This program is sponsored by the NewFeds Working Group and Preservation Working Group.

Registration Details

The programs are free and open to all, but registration is required.

Register to attend the FEDLINK 2012 Fall Exposition, in-person or virtually via iCohere, at

For more information about the Expo, please see the FEDLINK meeting announcement at


NewFeds Catalyst Award – Nominations Accepted until 10 OCT 2012

Now Accepting Nominations for the NewFeds Catalyst Award

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300

Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Acknowledgment: P. Knezek (WIYN)

The New Librarians “NewFeds” Working Group is pleased to announce a new internal award to recognize our members’ ingenuity and professional impact.
The NewFeds Catalyst Award is for a NewFed who has demonstrated passion, creativity, and vision in addressing challenges and driving change in federal libraries and information environments in the last fiscal year. Special consideration will be given to nominees who found ways to collaborate or share their knowledge with other NewFeds and/or Library & Information Science colleagues.

This competitive NewFeds Working Group award is open to early-career credentialed LIS Professionals working in federal libraries or information environments with less than 5 years of experience. This includes federal employees, contractors, and fellows who hold a Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science. All NewFeds are eligible for consideration.

The nomination deadline for this award is Wednesday, October 10th. Please submit a 300-500 word letter of support detailing why the individual you are nominating deserves this award. Self-nominations are welcomed.

Be sure to include nominee’s title, organization, professional contact information, two references, and resume. The criteria for this award will be based on demonstrated spirit and ingenuity in bringing innovation to federal libraries and information environments, as well as the impact and significance of work endeavors.

Please send application materials to, Attn: NewFeds Catalyst Award.