Three Library of Congress staff members have recently received professional accolades. Marie Whited of the Law Library of Congress, Barbara A. Tenenbaum of the Hispanic Division and Colleen Shogan of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) have all been recognized for their dedicated work in their respective fields.
Whited, a cataloging liaison at the Law Library, has been awarded the 2010 Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). She was selected for this honor because of her extended and sustained service to law librarianship, contributions to professional literature and exemplary service to AALL.
Whited’s professional experience ranges from law cataloger at Cornell Law Library to more than 15 years as a law subject cataloger at the Library. She has served as head of cataloging at Cornell Law Library and the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale and as head of technical services at George Washington’s Jacob Burns Law Library.
AALL created the Distinguished Service Award in 1984. In 1990, the award was renamed for Marian Gould Gallagher, former director of the University of Washington School of Law Library. Upon her retirement in 1981, the School of Law Library was named in her honor. Gallagher, who served as AALL president in 1954-55, was the only person to be honored twice with the Distinguished Service Award, the association’s highest honor.
Tenenbaum, specialist in Mexican culture in the Hispanic Division and curator of the Jay I. Kislak Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, was recently awarded the first Judy McInnis Award for Distinguished Service to the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS) in honor of her all-around contributions to the field of Latin American scholarship and a lifetime of service to the organization.
Prior to her tenure at the Library, Tenenbaum taught Latin American history at Vassar College and later at the University of South Carolina before coming to Washington, where she taught at The Catholic University of America and at Howard University. In 1991–1992, she had a Rockefeller fellowship at the University of Maryland.
The Distinguished Service Award recognition is named after Judy McInnis, a former president of the MACLAS and winner of its Arthur Whitaker Award for Best Book for her translation of Gladys Ilarregui’s “Poems at Midnight.” The award comes with a $500 prize to be given to the recipient’s choice of institution devoted to the promotion of Latin American/Iberian culture. Tenenbaum donated the monetary part of the prize to the Archer M. Huntington Society of the Hispanic Division.
Shogan, assistant director of the Government and Finance Division of CRS, was recently elected to serve a four-year term on the policy council of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM).
Prior to joining CRS, Shogan served as an assistant professor of government at George Mason University. After leaving GMU, she worked as a fellow and legislative assistant for Sen. Joe Lieberman (I.-Conn.) for several years.
Members of the policy council, which is APPAM’s governing body, include policymakers, practitioners, educators and scholars from across a wide variety of disciplines. The council is composed of members chosen by both individual members and by entire institutions. Shogan was elected to one of four seats chosen by representatives voting on behalf of their institutions.
APPAM is an organization that promotes excellence in public-policy management, research, analysis and education. It publishes the quarterly Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and presents an annual fall conference on applied public-policy research.