Federal Libraries Network Receives IM Award

Congratulations to the Canadian Federal Libraries Strategic Network on being named a winner of the 2010 Information Management (IM) Community Recognition Award in the “Community Building” Category.

The award will be presented on May 27, 2010 at a Gala Dinner during the DPI Professional Development Week (PDW).

About the Canadian Federal Libraries Strategic Network
The Canadian Federal Libraries Strategic Network grew out of a desire on the part of federal government librarians to have their own organization to allow for collaboration and the exchange of ideas as well as to give them a voice representing their community of practice.  Out of an initial meeting in January 2009, the first tentative steps were taken, followed by the intensive process of creating the terms of reference and a structure for a broad-based organization. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of many of the members, the group was able to begin producing submissions for the DG Working Group of the ADM Task Force on the Future of Federal Libraries within less than a year of that first meeting.

About the Information Management (IM) Community Recognition Award
The annual IM Community Recognition Award was conceived to honour excellence in shared IM practices.  It recognizes those individuals and groups who have helped build and reinforce a cohesive community, and who have created work that can be shared and re-used within government.  It also recognizes those who have used innovative methods and demonstrated leadership in IM.

The Community building award recognize individuals or teams who, through their ongoing commitment, have worked with others to address critical IM community issues by exhibiting cooperative and collaborative approaches and/or by establishing strategic partnerships.

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