Kathi Carlisle Fountain

head of collection development at the Washington State University - Vancouver Library


“The selection committee felt that Kathi represents the best of what the Marta Lange award recognizes in research, service and creative contributions to political science librarianship,” said award Chair Rosalind Tedford, director for research and instruction at Wake Forest University. “Her service to the Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) spans more than a decade and includes holding almost every position possible including chairing the section. Her work to more closely connect LPSS with the American Political Science Association and her tireless work as webmaster during times of transition for the section are especially commendable.”

“Kathi’s contributions to scholarship and law and political science librarianship are also critical in our decision,” Tedford continued. “Her development of, and continuing editorial guidance for, the Political Advocacy Groups: A Directory of United States Lobbyists online resource, her work as political science subject editor for RCL Web and her ongoing scholarship on a wide variety of subjects provide an invaluable service to librarians and researchers in the field.”

Awards Won

Title Year
Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award

This annual award recognizes an academic or law librarian who, through research, service to the profession, or other creative activity, makes distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science. This award honors Marta Lange, 1990-91 Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) Chair, whose exceptional talents as a leader were enhanced by a wonderful collegial spirit. Her bright career, cut short in a fatal automobile accident in 1992, was an inspiration to others and a model of professional service.

2013 - Winner(s)