MOUG Distinguished Service Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG) Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes and honors someone who has made significant professional contributions to music users of OCLC. The MOUG Executive Board selects a recipient based on nominations received from the MOUG membership.

Eligibility for nomination is as follows:

  • Nominees must have made professional contributions that significantly address the needs and concerns of music-oriented users of OCLC’s products and services.
  • Nominees may be MOUG members, but membership in the organization is not a requirement.
  • The nomination must be accompanied by a statement that provides supporting evidence of the nominee’s qualifications.

The award recipient will receive an engraved plaque containing an inscription recognizing his or her special contribution to the field, complimentary registration for the MOUG meeting at which the award is being presented, and a lifetime complimentary membership to MOUG.

Past recipients of this award are Peter Lisius, Ralph Hartsock, Casey Mullin, Gary Strawn, Mark Scharff, Robert Cunningham, Neil Hughes, Paul Cauthen, Matt Montgomery, Phyllis Jones, Alice LaSota, Michelle “Mickey” Koth, Charles M. “Chuck” Herrold, Jr., Jean Harden, Ralph Papakhian and Sue Stancu, Jay Weitz, Judy Weidow, and Kathryn E. (Kay) Burnett.

Nominations should be sent to MOUG Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, Jake Schaub by e-mail: Nominations and accompanying statements must be received no later than Friday, June 30, 2023, for consideration of potential recipients. The Executive Board may select a recipient to be presented at the next MOUG Annual Meeting.

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