Richard Huffine is the Recipient of the Federal Achievement Award

For Immediate Release
Thu, 05/09/2019


Shuntai Sykes

Membership & Programs Specialist


(312) 280-4399

Richard Huffine, Chief of the Library and Public Information Center at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, is ASGCLA’s 2019 recipient of the Federal Achievement Award. Mr. Huffine is honored for his long service and record of achievement in the promotion of library and information service and the information profession in the Federal community.

Over the course of his twenty-three years and counting career in government libraries, Mr. Huffine has made and continues to make exceptional contributions vital to the success and mission accomplishment of the libraries he has served. Mr. Huffine has exemplified the ASGCLA values of informing and building capacity of federal libraries and building capacity of federal libraries to serve their respective populations. His conduct and dedication over his years of service are in keeping with the finest traditions of public service and librarianship reflecting great credit upon himself, the agencies he has served, and his profession.

He has been an active member of the library community and over the past 24 years, he has served in leadership positions both locally and globally in professional organizations like the Special Libraries Association, the American Library Association. Richard has served in many volunteer leadership positions within the American Library Association including Chair of the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Roundtable; Chair of the Committee on Legislation’s Government Information and Federal Libraries Subcommittees; Member of the Office of Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee. He is currently serving a 3-year term as the Chapter Councilor on ALA Council for the District of Columbia Library Association.

Richard Huffine will be honored at the ASGCLA Achievement Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 8:30-10:00am at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington DC. All conference attendees are invited to attend the event. See additional information and a scheduler for the 2019 ALA Annual Conference,


I'm very pleased that Richard has been honored with this award. I worked with him while he was Director of the USGS Libraries and found him to be extremely knowledgeable of federal libraries and their role in providing access to information. He demonstrated leadership as the GS was undergoing dramatic restructuring and stood firm in his commitment to the importance of libraries. I have great respect for Richard, his vision, his integrity, and the work he's done. --LCB