by Jason Tudor
GCMC Chief of Public Affairs
|Greene at the Marshall Center Research Library May 15. (DOD Photo by Karlheinz Wedhorn/RELEASED)|
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (May 16, 2013) – The 2012 Library of Congress Federal Librarian of the Year is an employee of the Defense Department’s George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.
Joyce Greene, a Warren, Mich., native who has been at the Marshall Center since 2009 and federal employee for more than 15 years, learned of the award from the Library of Congress in April. Marcy Hampton, Greene’s supervisor and director of the Marshall Center Research Library, said the honor is well-earned.
“Joyce is the most impressive librarian I have worked with in my 35-plus years of federal service,” Hampton said. “Joyce has spearheaded many projects designed to resolve ongoing problems within the library and the center as a whole. Joyce has positioned herself to be of maximal use to both, providing visionary leadership and innovative solutions.”
According to its web site, the Library of Congress had three criteria for the award: “active and innovative leadership,” “promotion and development of library and information services” and “exceptional professional competency in three of the professional competencies for federal librarians.” In her nomination package, Hampton noted that Greene helped establish the center’s content management office and brought a series of digital collections online, actions that “promoted library and information services” within the organization.
In 2011, the Marshall Center radically transformed its internal processes, shifting operations and changing levels of supervision, altering how the faculty managed course materials. That transformation led to the creation of a content management office.