Public Access to Government Information (PAGI) Award Nominations

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The Government Relations Committee is currently soliciting nominations for the 2002 Public Access to Government Information (PAGI) Award. Established in 1999, this award honors significant contributions by persons or organizations involved in the protection and promotion of greater public access to government information. Recipients need not be law librarians or members of AALL. Previous PAGI award winners have been the United States Government Printing Office in 1999 for its website, GPO Access, and the Library of Congress in 2000 in honor of its website, THOMAS.

Criteria for selection include :

  1. A contribution that significantly improves public access to government information, thereby increasing the public's knowledge about the workings of government.
  2. 2. The extent to which the individual or organization has had a positive impact on protecting and promoting public access to governmental information.
  3. 3. The extent to which the effort advances the AALL mission and Government Relations Policy.

Though nominations are solicited annually, there is no requirement that the award be given every year.

The award is jointly administered by the Government Relations and Awards Committees. All nominations are considered on an individual basis, with complete confidentiality, and according to the criteria listed above.

Nominations must be sent to the Chair of the Government Relations Committee, Anne Burnett (University of Georgia Law Library, Law School, Herty Drive, Athens, GA 30602,, no later than February 1, 2002.