ALCTS announces Margaret Mann Citation recipient

Contact: Shonda Russell


ALA News Release

For Immediate Release

May 2001

ALCTS announces Margaret Mann Citation recipient

Brian E.C. Schottlaender, university librarian at the University of California, San Diego, is the recipient of the 2001 Margaret Mann Citation presented by the Cataloging and Classification Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

The award, a citation and a $2,000 scholarship is donated by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., in the recipient's honor to the library school of their choice. The citation recognizes outstanding professional achievement in cataloging or classification either through publication of significant professional literature, participation in professional cataloging associations, demonstrated excellence in teaching cataloging and/or valuable contributions to practice in individual libraries.

"The Margaret Mann Citation committee is pleased to present this award to Brian E.C. Schottlaender for his outstanding contributions to cataloging practice and for his leadership and commitment to cooperative cataloging," Committee Chair Cynthia Whitacre said.

"As cataloger, cataloging manager and head of a major research library, Schottlaender has dedicated his professional life to leading the North American cataloging community in accomplishing two objectives: fundamental revision of Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR), to ensure the code's accommodation of emerging media formats and its interoperability with other emerging metadata schema, and fuller realization of the promise of cooperative cataloging, hinted at in the mid- to late- 1970s," said John Byrum, Chief, Regional and Cooperative Cataloging Division, Library of Congress and the 1998 Margaret Mann recipient.

As chair of the Policy Committee of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), (1997-1998), Schotlaender oversaw the successful consolidation of the PCC with the Cooperative Online Serials Program (CONSER). As ALA's representative to the Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR since 1995, he has demonstrated the unique ability to address the fine details of the rules, while keeping in mind the need for their development and maintenance in an international and evolving standard-setting environment.

Schottlaender serves on the editorial and review boards of the
Journal of Internet Cataloging and the National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Preservation and Access. He has published extensively in the library field and has actively served the profession through leadership on numerous ALA and other professional association committees.

Schottlaender holds a master's degree in library science from Indiana University and a bachelor of arts from the University of Texas at Austin.

The Margaret Mann Citation will be presented Monday, June 18, 2001, at 9:30 a.m., during the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

For more information about ALCTS awards, visit the
ALCTS Web site or contact Shonda Russell, program assistant, ALCTS at 800/545-2433, ext. 5037 or