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Thanks for letting us know.  I have not worked with John but know him as a
valued contributor to AUTOCAT discussions.  I'm sure I am far from the only
Autocatter who congratulates John and thinks this honor well deserved.


On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 9:51 AM, Beck, Melissa <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Since many of you work with John and have benefited from his expertise and
> generosity, I am pleased to forward the following message from the American
> Association of Law Libraries.
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> Melissa Beck
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> UCLA Law Library
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> The Technical Services Special Interest Section Awards Committee is
> pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2014 Renee D. Chapman Award
> for Outstanding Contributions in Technical Services Law Librarianship is
> John Hostage.
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> John is the Senior Continuing Resources Cataloger at Harvard Law School
> Library. His contributions to technical services law librarianship and the
> larger library community are profound and extraordinary. John has emerged
> as a leader in AALL's TS-SIS Standing Committee and the TS-SIS Descriptive
> Cataloging Advisory Working Group.  In addition to contributions to AALL,
> his achievements in other national and international organizations have
> advanced cataloging theory and practice for law librarians worldwide.
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> From 2005 to 2011, John served as IFLA's (International Federation of
> Library Associations and Institutions) representative to ALA's (American
> Library Association) CC:DA (Committee on Cataloging: Description and
> Access).  He is editor of the consolidated edition of the *ISBD* *International
> Standard Bibliographic Description*, published in 2011. This version
> merges and supersedes seven specialized ISBD titles into one text.  Under
> the aegis of the Library of Congress, John has been active in the PCC
> (Program for Cooperative Cataloging).  From 2012-2013, he served on a task
> force that produced a report proposing new methods of dealing with
> undifferentiated personal names in the catalog.  In the same year, John
> participated in revising the CONSER (Cooperative Online Serials) module for
> legal serials.  Since 2009, John has been AALL's representative to the
> CC:DA.  As a member of this group, he serves on various task forces,
> including those dealing with normalization of the rules for corporate and
> geographic names.  His greatest tribute in this capacity is the creation
> and deliverance of a proposal, that led the JSC (Joint Steering Committee
> for Development of RDA) to approve RDA rule revision for access points for
> treaties (published in 2014).
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> John is known as a progressive thinker on cataloging theory; he is also
> noted as a gifted and generous teacher who has the ability to articulate
> complex rules to the practicing cataloger.  He has presented workshops and
> webinars on cataloging law materials for AALL and ALA's Association for
> Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).
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> Librarians and seekers of legal information alike will reap long-term
> benefits from John's exhaustive efforts.  His work and service to the law
> library community and technical services librarianship are exemplary, and
> represent the Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award in its finest tradition.  The
> TS-SIS Awards Committee is pleased to recognize John Hostage with this
> award.
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> Congratulations John!
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>



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