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Madison selected for Margaret Mann Citation
CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
(ALCTS) is announcing that Olivia Marie A. Madison, dean of the library,
Iowa State University, is the recipient of the 2010 Margaret Mann
Citation presented by its Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS).
The award will be presented on Sunday, June 27, at the ALCTS
Awards Ceremony during the 2010 American Library Association (ALA)
Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The Mann Citation, recognizing
outstanding professional achievement in cataloging or classification,
includes a $2,000 scholarship donated in the recipient’s honor by
OCLC, Inc. to the library school of the winner’s choice. Ms. Madison
has chosen the University of Missouri School of Information Science &
Learning Technologies, Library Science Graduate Program to be the
recipient of this year’s scholarship award.
Madison is recognized for having exercised decisive leadership
in the development and management of cataloging throughout a long and
distinguished career. She has served as both secretary and chair of the
Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA), where she
played a key role in the ongoing development of the Anglo-American
Cataloguing Rules. As a long-standing member of IFLA’s Standing
Committee of the Section on Cataloguing, Olivia served two two-year
terms as chair of the Study Group on Functional Requirements for
Bibliographic Records. (These terms were interrupted by a two-year term
as chair of the Standing Committee of the Section of Cataloging.) The
work of this group has been broadly influential in shaping the
development of several international cataloging codes including Resource
Description and Access (RDA). More recently, Ms. Madison served as
co-chair of the Library of Congress’s Working Group on the Future of
Bibliographic Control. The conclusions of this diversely constituted
group are likely to have widespread effects on the future of cataloging
at the Library of Congress, nationally and internationally.
The Margaret Mann Citation Jury is pleased to honor Ms. Madison
for her dedication, persistence and exemplary cataloging expertise that
has helped direct high-level groups with difficult charges toward
extremely productive outcomes.
The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is
the national association for information providers who work in
collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging,
collection development, preservation and continuing resources in digital
and print formats.
ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.