Thursday, September 14, 2006

Margaret Mann Citation

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2007 Margaret Mann Citation, presented by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association. This award is presented to a cataloger or classifier for outstanding professional achievement in the areas of cataloging or classification through publication, participation in professional cataloging associations, or valuable contributions to practice in individual libraries. The Cataloging and Classification Section administers the award, a citation and $2,000 to the library school of the winner's choice, which is donated by OCLC, Inc.

The Mann Citation committee bases its selection on nominations made by members of the profession or friends of the profession. Anyone with a worthy candidate is urged to nominate that person. It is not necessary to be a member of ALA in order to be eligible for nomination. Achievements to be considered include: notable publications, such as an article, pamphlet, or book; outstanding contribution to the activities of professional cataloging associations; outstanding contribution to the technical improvement of cataloging and classification and/or the introduction of a new technique of recognized importance; and outstanding contribution in the area of teaching cataloging and classification. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is December 1, 2006. For additional information on the Margaret Mann Citation, please visit the award Web page.

My personal feeling is that it should go to one of the folks working on RDA.

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