(via Mary Huismann, St. Olaf College)
The annual Nancy B. Olson Award, which OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc.) sponsors, recognizes and honors a librarian who has made significant contributions to the advancement and understanding of audiovisual cataloging.
Nominees shall have made contributions to audiovisual cataloging by:
- Furthering the goals of standardization of AV and/or electronic resource cataloging, including MARC coding and tagging;
- Interpreting AV and/or electronic resource cataloging rules and developing policies on organization for these materials on the national and/or international levels;
- Promoting the understanding of AV and/or electronic
- resource cataloging, coding, and data exchange for professionals unfamiliar with these materials and processes.
Nominees may be OLAC members, but OLAC membership is not required. The nomination must be accompanied by a statement that provides supporting evidence for the nominee’s qualifications. The nominations and statement(s) must be dated no later than December 31, 2019.
The winner will be selected at ALA Midwinter 2020. The award will be presented at ALA Annual 2020.
Please send nominations and any supporting documentation to:
OLAC Past President
Nancy B. Olson Awards Committee Chair