Joseph W. Lippincott Award
Maurice (Mitch) J. Freedman
Freedman’s tireless advocacy for socially responsible cataloging and library technologies and processes has had a profound impact on our profession, nationally and internationally. He has been chosen as consultant and speaker for the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Information Service and other auspices in close to 30 countries on five continents. For example, he led a team to design a resource sharing and online information network for the eight largest research libraries in Latvia. In addition the report he wrote for the Pusan (Korea) National University Library is considered “legendary” at the university’s library school and is required reading for the school’s library management course.