The Library of Congress is pleased to announce the permanent appointment
of Anthony R. D. Franks to the position of Team Leader, Cooperative
Cataloging Team. Mr. Franks is already familiar to many participants in
the Program for Cooperative Cataloging from his years of work on the
He has been active as a NACO and SACO trainer and reviewer. His
commitment to the PCC has involved several lengthy tours through the US
and Europe to conduct training and information sessions, as well as
articles on international participation in the program. He has also
been active in ALA special interest sessions and in PCC task groups.
Mr. Franks looks forward to working within the Library of Congress, the
Program for Cooperative Cataloging, and with interested parties in the
information profession for the expansion of quality access to
information resources through current and projected PCC training
programs. He also hopes to see the full realization of the PCC's
potential as a fully cooperative environment.
Anthony Franks is a graduate of Georgetown University with an M.A. in
medieval studies from Catholic University of America. During his
Catholic University career, he served as a graduate student member of
the university's Board of Trustees. Several years as a reference and
cataloger librarian at the Folger Shakespeare Memorial Library lead him
to return to Catholic University for a Master in Library Science degree.
Before and since that time, he has worked at a number of institutions
as a reading room supervisor or technical services librarian with an
emphasis in special materials and foreign languages.