For immediate release | February 7, 2024

Submit a Nomination for the Core/OCLC Margaret Mann Citation for Cataloging and Classification

Applications are open for the Core/OCLC Margaret Mann Citation, which 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 deadline to apply or nominate someone is Wednesday, February 28.

This esteemed award goes all the way back to 1951, and is sponsored by OCLC. 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.

Achievements that will 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.

Apply today!

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About OCLC
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians, and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract, and full-text information when and where they need it. For more information, visit the OCLC website.

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Amber Robbin

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Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

arobbin@ala.org