Now Accepting Nominations for the NewFeds Catalyst Award
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: NewFeds Catalyst Award.