Alumnus earns top national honor in library cataloging

Paige Andrew, a 1986 master of librarianship alumnus of the University of Washington, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Margaret Mann Citation, the nation’s highest honor in library cataloging.

The Mann Citation is awarded annually by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association, recognizing outstanding professional achievement in cataloging or classification. The award includes a $2,000 scholarship donated in the recipient’s honor to the school of the winner’s choice. Andrew chose his alma mater, the UW Information School.

Andrew began his career as the maps cataloging librarian at the University of Georgia Library and has worked for the past 21 years at the Penn State University Libraries, where he is a cartographic resources cataloging librarian, becoming a nationally recognized authority on cartographic resource cataloging.

In announcing the award, the ALA wrote: “Andrew’s contributions to map cataloging are many and outstanding. Throughout the past 20 years, he has contributed in exceptional ways to the practice and teaching of map cataloging across the country through his instruction, publications, leadership and mentorship.”

The Mann Citation will be presented June 25 at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando.