Miksa Selected for Margaret Mann Citation

Contact: Charles Wilt

Executive Director, ALCTS




For Immediate Release

March 3, 2009

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is announcing that Francis L. Miksa, emeritus professor, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, is the recipient of the 2009 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS).

The award will be presented on Sunday, July 12, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2009 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago. 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. Dr. Miksa has chosen the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin to be the recipient of this year’s scholarship award.

Miksa is recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field of library and information science education, as well as for his long and active service to professional organizations such as the American Library Association, the Association for Library and Information Science Education and the American Society for Information Science and Technology. His research in the area of information storage and organization is particularly significant, and his publications in the areas of cataloging, classification, controlled vocabulary and digital initiatives are considered to be seminal. In his books and articles on Charles Ammi Cutter and Melvil Dewey, Miksa has not only preserved the legacy of two pioneers in the field of library and information science, but has also documented important milestones in the history of cataloging and classification.

The Margaret Mann Citation Jury is pleased to honor Dr. Miksa for his contributions to the profession both directly, through his research, publications and service and indirectly through the many students who carry on his ideals and principles.

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.