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Olivia Madison to Receive the 2014 Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award

posted Feb 3, 2014, 8:49 AM by Lars Hagelin
Olivia Madison, Professor & Dean of the Library Administration at Iowa State University, has been named as the recipient of the 2014 Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award Jury is pleased to name Olivia Madison, Dean of the Library at Iowa State University as the recipient of the 2014 Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement award. The award, accompanied by a $3,000 check sponsored by EBSCO, will be presented at the ALCTS Annual Award Ceremony on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 5:30-7:00 PM.

Olivia's leadership, scholarship and service to ALCTS exemplify the purpose and intent of this prestigious award. For more than 35 years, Olivia has provided leadership at many levels within ALCTS and ALA. Her roles have included Chair of CC:DA, Chair of the ALCTS Budget and Finance Committee, and most recently, Chair of the ALCTS Advocacy and Policy Committee. Olivia served as ALCTS President in 2003 and was elected to ALA Council as a Councilor-at-Large in 2013. She has written and presented extensively, editing three books, authoring more than 25 journal articles, and presenting papers at professional meetings. Her scholarship reflects engagement in the fields of cataloging, technical services, and librarianship as a whole. Olivia's research efforts have been collaborative, and of great impact. Her signal work is participation in the development of the bibliographic data model presented in IFLA's Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR). This in turn became the impetus for the Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative, the development study to create a post-MARC environment for the communication of bibliographic data for libraries and other cultural institutions. Olivia's research is shaping how library data will be recorded, presented, and stored in the future. In 2010, she was honored by her colleagues for her contributions to the profession with one of ALCTS' most prestigious awards, the Margaret Mann Citation for outstanding achievement in cataloging or classification. She is an invited member of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and largest honor society for all academic disciplines.

During her distinguished career Olivia Madison has addressed many of the major issues at the heart of ALCTS and indeed, the profession.

Congratulations to Olivia!!

[From post by Helen Reed on ALCTSLEADERS, on behalf of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award Jury]

Helen I. Reed, Dean of University Libraries and Chair, Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award Jury
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 48
Greeley, CO 80639
(970) 351-2601