Monday, January 07, 2013

Nancy B. Olson Award

The Nancy B. Olson Award Committee is now accepting nominations.
The annual Nancy B. Olson award (formerly called "OLAC Award") recognizes and honors a librarian who has made significant contributions to the advancement and understanding of audiovisual cataloging. The Awards Committee selects a recipient based on nominations received, subject to approval by the Executive Board at the midwinter meeting.

Eligibility for nomination is as follows:
  • Nominees may be OLAC members, but membership in the organization is not a requirement.
  • The nomination must be accompanied by a statement that provides supporting evidence of the nominee's qualifications.
  • Nominees shall have made contributions to audiovisual cataloging by:
    • Furthering the goals of standardization of AV and/or computer file cataloging, including MARC coding and tagging;
    • Interpreting AV and/or computer file cataloging rules and developing policies on organization for these materials on the national and/or international levels;
    • Promoting the understanding of AV and/or computer file cataloging, coding and data exchange by professionals unfamiliar with these materials and processes.
The award recipient will receive an engraved plaque containing an inscription recognizing his/her special contribution to the field.
Submit all nominations and supporting documentation by Friday, February 15.

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