Yee Selected for Margaret Mann Citation

Contact: Charles Wilt
Executive Director, ALCTS
(312) 280-5030
cwilt@ala.org
For Immediate Release,
February 19, 2008

Yee Selected for Margaret Mann Citation

CHICAGO-The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that Martha Yee, cataloging supervisor, UCLA Film & Television Archive, is the recipient of the 2008 Margaret Mann Citation presented by the Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS) of ALCTS.

The award will be presented on Sunday, June 29, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2008 American Library Association (ALA) meeting in Anaheim, Calif. 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. She has chosen the Information School at the University of Washington to be the recipient of this year's scholarship award.

Yee is recognized for her outstanding contributions to the practice of cataloging and her interest in cataloging education. Yee's professional contributions have included active participation in ALA and ALCTS and numerous publications. She has served in many leadership roles: CCS (Executive Committee Chair), MARBI (again, as Chair) and as a member of a CCS Task Force to Develop Name and Title Authority Training. This last is a significant initiative of ALCTS/CCS and illustrates her dedication to teaching cataloging concepts through the continuing education efforts of the Association, as well as through traditional Library and Information Science curricula.

Addressing FRBR, OPAC displays, shared cataloging and other important issues, Yee is making a significant contribution to the discussions that are leading the development of our field. Her numerous publications are not only knowledgeable but very timely and relevant to the current cataloging environment.

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.