Edward Swanson selected for Margaret Mann Citation

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/22/2011


CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)  announces that the late Edward Swanson is the recipient of the 2011 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS).  The award will be presented on Sunday, June 26, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2011 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans.

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. Swanson’s partner has chosen the St. Catherine University, Master of Library and Information Science Program in St. Paul, Minn. to be the recipient of this year’s scholarship award.

Edward Swanson is recognized for his contributions to the development and interpretation of cataloging practices and as a trainer of catalogers throughout a long and distinguished career. He served on professional cataloging committees at the state, national and international levels, including serving as chair of the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access and as a member of the Board of Directors of ALCTS.  His extensive engagement with IFLA was on a governing level as well as with a number of cataloging-specific committees, including serving as a member of the Governing Board, secretary/treasurer of the IFLA section on Classification and Indexing, chair of the Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section, secretary of the Division of Bibliographic Control: Coordinating Board and chair of the Division of Collections and Services: Coordinating Board. He authored or edited publications too numerous to list, including authoring or collaborating in the writing of several training manuals and other documentation relating to AACR2 and the editing of ISBD (CR), International Standard Bibliographic Description for Serials and other Continuing Resources, which was published in 2002.   In 2007, he received a Presidential Citation for his outstanding contributions and service to ALCTS.

The Margaret Mann Citation Jury is pleased to honor Edward Swanson for his exemplary dedication and cataloging expertise; his efforts have helped to shape the work of cataloging groups at the highest level and guide the work of innumerable individual catalogers.

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.