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June 11, 2010
Law Library Staff Member Receives Distinguished Service Award
The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) announced that the recipient of the 2010 Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award is Marie Whited, cataloging liaison in the Law Library of Congress.
According to Camille Broussard, chair of the AALL Awards Committee, Whited has been selected for this honor because of her extended and sustained service to law librarianship, contributions to professional literature and exemplary service to AALL.
"The entire Law Library of Congress staff is delighted that Marie has been honored by our colleagues in this way," said Law Librarian of Congress Roberta Shaffer.
Whited holds a master’s degree in library science from Simmons College in Boston and a bachelor’s degree in history and government from the University of Maine. She began her career as a law cataloger at Cornell University and advanced to head of cataloging at Cornell’s Law Library. She served as head of cataloging at the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale University and head of technical services at George Washington University’s Jacob Burns Law Library. With more than 15 years of experience as a law subject cataloger at the Library of Congress, she currently holds the position of cataloging liaison.
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.
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