Deadline: Applications must be submitted no later than February 28 to be eligible for this year.
The Margaret Mann Citation recognizes 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.
The winner receives a citation and OCLC donates a $2,000 scholarship to the U.S. or Canadian library school of the winner's choice.
Nominations are accepted by any member of the profession or friends of the profession, and self-nominations are also accepted.
Nominating letters should include a summary of the nominee's career and achievements, particularly those related to the list below. A CV or resume should be included. 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.
Currently-serving officers and elected officials of Core, members of the current Mann Citation Committee, previous winners of the Citation, and OCLC employees and their immediate family members are ineligible.
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. 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.
Past Award Recipients
|2022||Judith P. Cannan||1998||John D. Byrum||1974||Frederick Kilgour|
|2021||Award paused while ALCTS transitioned to Core||1997||Sheila S. Intner||1973||Doralyn J. Hickey|
|2020||Julie Renee Moore||1996||Arlene G. Taylor||1972||Edmund L. Applebaum|
|2019||Terry Reese, Jr.||1995||Arnold Wajenberg||1971||Henriette D. Avram|
|2018||Bruce Johnson||1994||Carol Ann Mandel||1970||S. R. Ranganathan|
|2017||Hope A. Olson||1993||Janet Swan Hill||1969||Katharine L. Ball|
|2016||Paige Andrew||1992||Elaine Svenonius||1968||Paul S. Dunkin|
|2015||Magda El-Sherbini||1991||Margaret F. Maxwell||1967||C. Sumner Spalding|
|2014||Sara Shatford Layne||1990||Ronald Hagler||1966||F. Bernice Field|
|2013||Judith A. Kuhagen||1989||Lois Mai Chan||1965||Laura Catherine Colvin|
|2012||Jane Greenberg||1988||Ben R. Tucker||1964||Catherine MacQuarrie|
|2011||Edward Swanson||1987||Dorothy Glasby||1963||Arthur Hugh Chaplin|
|2010||Olivia M. A. Madison||1986||Jean Weihs||1962||Willis E. Wright|
|2009||Francis L. Miksa||1985||Lucia Rather||1961||John William Cronin|
|2008||Martha Yee||1984||Dorothy Anderson||1960||M. Ruth MacDonald|
|2007||Robert Wolven||1983||Frances Hinton||1959||Andrew D. Osborn|
|2006||Judith Hopkins||1982||Elizabeth Baughman||1958||Esther J. Piercy|
|2005||Dorothy McGarry||1981||Sanford Berman||1957||Daniel Judson Haykin|
|2004||Barbara Tillett||1980||Peter Lewis||1956||Susan Grey Akers|
|2003||Thomas J. Delsey||1979||Michael Gorman and Paul Winkler||1955||Seymour Lubetzky|
|2002||Jean Hirons||1978||Derek William Austin||1954||Pauline A. Seely|
|2001||Brian E. C. Schottlaender||1977||Phyllis Allen Richmond||1953||Maurice F. Tauber|
|2000||Patricia M. Thomas||1976||Eva Verona||1952||Marie Louise Prevost|
|1999||Nancy B. Olson||1975||Margaret Webster Ayrault||1951||Lucile M. Morsch|