Maurice (Mitch) Freedman

Freedman is a prolific author and has been an in-demand speaker for decades on topics including cataloging, information technology, salaries and jazz CDs.

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Freedman’s tireless advocacy for socially responsible cataloging and library technologies and processes has had a profound impact on our profession, nationally and internationally. He has been chosen as consultant and speaker for the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Information Service and other auspices in close to 30 countries on five continents. For example, he led a team to design a resource sharing and online information network for the eight largest research libraries in Latvia. In addition the report he wrote for the Pusan (Korea) National University Library is considered “legendary” at the university’s library school and is required reading for the school’s library management course.

Awards Won

Title Year
Joseph W. Lippincott Award
An annual award consisting of $1,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation presented annually to a librarian for distinguished service to the profession of librarianship, such service to include outstanding participation in the activities of the professional library association, notable published professional writing, or other significant activity on behalf of the profession and its aims.
2014 - Winner(s)