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CRRL Digital Services Librarian Wins State and National Awards for Writing

CRRL Digital Services Librarian Wins State and National Awards for Writing

Congratulations to CRRL's Digital Services Librarian Virginia Johnson for her awards in the 2017 National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Professional Communications Contest for her blog entries for CRRL's website.

The annual NFPW National Communications Contest encourages and rewards excellence in communication in a wide range of categories, with entries judged by leaders in their fields of expertise. All state and national contest entries must have been published, e-published, or broadcast in 2016.

Read her award-winning entries in the national contest:

National/State Level Winners

These articles won first place in Virginia Professional Communicators' contest and went on to compete in the national contest where they won third place in their categories.

Writing for the Web, "Discover the Past in HQ’s Virginiana Room"

Specialty Articles & Reviews,"Irena’s Children: A True Story of Courage" and "Escape to Virginia: From Nazi Germany to Thalhimer's Farm"

In addition, "CRRL Guest Picks: Raina Krasner, Wildlife Educator" and "When the Holidays Aren't So Merry and Bright" won second place in the category Blogs: Nonprofit, Government, or Educational at the state level. Congratulations, Virginia!