Judy Kuhagen Mann Citation recipient

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/19/2013

Contact:

Charles Wilt
Executive Director I
Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
800-545-2433 ext.5030
cwilt@ala.org

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces that Judith A. Kuhagen is the recipient of the 2013 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Metadata Management  Section (CaMMS). The Mann Citation will be presented at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, June 30, 2013.

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. Kuhagen has chosen the Library and Information Science Program of the Morgridge College of Education at The University of Denver to be the recipient of this year’s scholarship award.

Judy Kuhagen is recognized for her outstanding record of providing guidance to catalogers worldwide, in the form of expert training, documentation and dedicated encouragement. She retired at the end of 2011 from a distinguished career at the Library of Congress, where she served as a senior cataloging policy specialist in the Policy and Standards Division since 1985. Before her retirement, Judy had primary responsibility for developing RDA documentation, training materials and support at the Library of Congress. As an expert on serials cataloging and series authority work, she developed documentation and training used by catalogers worldwide. Her work, though unattributed, included the CONSER Cataloging Manual, the Descriptive Cataloging Manual, the Library of Congress Rule Interpretations and its successor, the Library of Congress Policy Statements.

She is renowned among catalogers who have worked with her for her patience, dedication and her tireless efforts in support of training catalogers. As part of her responsibilities at Library of Congress, she provided training throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya and Egypt. As the cataloging world adopts RDA, the documentation that she has developed will likely have an impact worldwide.

Kuhagen remains active in professional associations and is the current secretary of the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA. Prior to her retirement, she was active in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), American Library Association (ALA), Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), and North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG). She has served as a member of the IFLA Standing Committee of the Cataloguing Section, including terms as the secretary and the chair; and as both a member and chair of the IFLA Coordinating Board, Division IV – Bibliographic Control. In ALA, she served as the secretary of the Serials Section; the Serials Section representative to the Cataloging and Classification Section's Committee for Cataloging: Description and Access; and as a member of the Resources and Technical Service's Division's Bylaws Committee.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.