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GPO Information Resource Expert Honored With Top Library Award

Press release from the issuing company

WASHINGTON, DC -- Judy Russell, Managing Director of Information Dissemination at the U.S. Government Printing Office, has been honored by the Special Libraries Association (SLA) for her outstanding contribution to the global community of information professionals.  She is one of two honorees to receive the 2005 SLA Professional Award for exceptional and exemplary service as an information resource expert.   Russell, who also serves as the 22nd Superintendent of Documents and is the first woman to hold the historic position, is delighted to be included in the list of outstanding individuals recognized.  "I am extremely honored to be among those receiving this important award.  I am especially touched because I know how tirelessly my fellow award recipients work in the library communities to continuously strive for excellence and set standards for our entire country," Russell said.  At the GPO, Russell leads the agency in providing public access to Government information published by the U.S. Congress, Federal agencies, and the Federal courts.  She manages the Federal Depository Library Program, the Document Sales Program and the GPO Access Web site, which provides electronic access to many of the most important information products produced by the Federal Government.   The SLA selected a total of 23 individuals to be recognized in 12 award categories.  Award winners and honorees were celebrated at a special reception on June 5th in Toronto. 

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