FAFLRT Rising Stars Initiative

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FAFLRT, Federal & Armed Forces Libraries Round Table, would like to recognize the activities and contributions of those new to federal or armed forces librarianship and government information management.  We are announcing a new program, Rising Stars, to highlight the achievements of those new to the profession.  A Rising Star will be profiled in a FAFLRT newsletter with their picture and an article detailing their relevant background and current accomplishments. The Rising Star will be recognized at the FAFLRT Awards Reception at the annual conference.

Rising Stars are those people who display a passion for the profession, both at work and via volunteer or association activities.  The basic guidelines are outlined below. 

We look forward to receiving your nominations and shining a spotlight on those new to the profession!


  • FAFLRT member in good standing
  • Work in a federal or armed forces library or government information management setting
  •  New to the profession
  •  Graduated from an MLS/MLIS program five years ago or less AND/OR
  •  Been a professional librarian or information manager for five years or less

Rising Stars Recognitions

Year Recipient
2017 Heather Kiger, Yosemite Research Library, National Park Service
2016 [None selected]
2015 [None selected]
2014 Katie Rapp, National Institute of Standards and Technology
2013 [None selected]
2012 Caralyn Champa, U.S. Army, Army Knowledge Leaders Program
2011 Aimee Babcock-Ellis, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Library