2019 Federal Library Technician of the Year
Gabriele Davis, library technician, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland Pfalz Libraries, Kaiserslautern, Germany, is recognized for her strategic knowledge management, technical expertise and dedicated customer service. In fiscal year 2019, Davis was solely responsible for cataloging and retrospective cataloging of the library collection of the Parent & Professional Educational Resource Center collection for 10 child & youth services facilities and expanded early literacy and makerspace programming at the garrison's Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Libraries. She also supported interlibrary loan services to 16 other European Army libraries and Air Force post libraries. Unofficially known throughout MWR libraries in Europe as "the fastest cataloger in the West," Davis cataloged or modified up to 1,300 records a month while providing direct circulation desk coverage at two libraries and supporting library programming for more than 1,000 programs.
Retired Military Librarian