NEWPORT, R.I. - Lucille M. Rosa was awarded the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (FAFLRT) Distinguished Service Award. Rosa is the Head of the Technical Services Division of the Eccles Library at the Naval War College (NWC). She travelled to New Orleans, LA, to receive her award at the FAFLRT Awards Ceremony on June 24.
“My first reaction was shock. I guess I never think of anything that I do as being unusual or extraordinary,” said Rosa, who has worked at the NWC library for 22 years. “I realized that other people see things in me that I don’t. And it was really both gratifying and humbling at the same time.”
“She is a dedicated and very hardworking individual,” said former NWC Library Director Robert E. Schnare. “She is always trying to accomplish the missions before her and to make the Naval War College Library and the Federal Library environs a better place.”
In 1997, Rosa served as President of the Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (AFLRT). AFLRT later joined with the Federal Libraries Round Table (FLRT) to form FAFLRT in 2001. Rosa became an active member in FAFLRT, serving as Archivist, Chair of the Nominating Committee, and Armed Forces Director.
Fran Perros, the Chief Librarian at the Ralph J. Bunche Library, described Rosa as “an inspiration to other [FAFLRT] members with her tireless enthusiasm and eagerness to assist in solving problems.”
Rosa graduated from the University of Massachusetts, receiving both a BA in History and a BFA in Visual Design. She obtained her Master of Library Science degree from the University of Rhode Island. Before working at the Naval War College, Rosa brought her library expertise to MIT, Boston College, and Brown University.