Margaret Mann Citation

About the Margaret Mann Citation
The Margaret Mann Citation is awarded by the ALA ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section for outstanding professional achievement in cataloging or classification either through publication of significant professional literature, participation in professional cataloging associations, or valuable contributions to practice in individual libraries.

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Award and Frequency

OCLC donates a $2,000 scholarship to the U.S. Or Canadian library school of the winner's choice annually.
Winner receives a citation
This award is given out on an annual basis.


Must be an ALCTS member and meet the requirements.

Application Instructions

 The nomination shall include the formal statement of nomination with some rationale and a resume or narrative summary of the nominee's career and achievements. Nominations of those nominated in a given year but who are not selected for the citation that year will be forwarded to the following year's committee for automatic reconsideration. Further consideration beyond this requires renomination.

Endorsements or "seconds" are welcomed inasmuch as they provide substantive information on the achievements of the candidate, but the number of additional letters is not the sole determining factor in the selection.


Contact Information

Keri Cascio (Staff Liaison, January 15, 2015, to June 30, 2020) -
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

Brooke Morris-Chott (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2022) -
Work Phone: (312) 280-5037
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

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Selection Criteria

The Margaret Mann Citation Committee bases its selection on nominations made by members of the profession or friends of the profession-anyone with a worthy candidate is urged to nominate that person.
Achievements to be considered include:
Notable publications, such as an article, pamphlet, or book;
Outstanding contribution to the activities of professional cataloging associations;
Outstanding contribution to the technical improvement of cataloging and classification and/or the introduction of a new technique of recognized importance;
Outstanding contribution in the area of teaching cataloging and classification.
Except in unusual circumstances, the achievement shall have culminated within the last five years.
Nationality and professional association membership are not among the criteria.


Recipient notified by jury chair after Midwinter