Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 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 Neil R. Hughes (2016; University of Georgia), Paul Cauthen (2014; University of Cincinnati), Matt Montgomery (2013; OCLC), Phyllis Jones (2012; Oberlin College), Alice LaSota (2011; University of Maryland), Michelle “Mickey” Koth (2009; Yale University), Charles M. “Chuck” Herrold, Jr. (2007; Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh), Jean Harden (2006; University of North Texas), Ralph Papakhian and Sue Stancu (joint recipients, 2005; Indiana University), Jay Weitz (2004; OCLC, Inc.), Judy Weidow (2003; University of Texas), and Kay Burnett (2002; Smith College).

Nominations should be sent to Bruce Evans at the address below by U.S. mail or email. Nominations and accompanying statements must be postmarked or received via email no later than July 29, 2016. The Executive Board will select an award recipient at its meeting in Columbus in August.

Bruce J. Evans

Past-Chair, Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG)
Assistant Director for Delivery Services
Baylor University Libraries
One Bear Place #97151
Waco, TX 76798-7151
office: 254-710-7863

fax: 254-710-3116