About the Melvil Dewey Medal
An annual award consisting of a bronzed medal and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement for recent creative leadership of high order, particularly in those fields in which Melvil Dewey was actively interested: library management, library training, cataloging and classification, and the tools and techniques of librarianship.
Robert A. Wolven
associate university librarian for bibliographic services and collection development at Columbia University Libraries
Wolven is a frequent speaker and writer on issues related to digital content, metadata and technical services in libraries and has served on planning and advisory groups for the Library of Congress, Digital Library Federation, the HathiTrust and OCLC. He is co-chair of the American Library Association’s Working Group on Digital Content and Libraries and a member of the HathiTrust Board of Governors.