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Rutgers librarian wins 2002 award from Assoc. of College & Research Libraries

We're pleased to announce that Mary Fetzer of the New Brunswick Libraries has won the 2002 Marta Lange/CQ Award. This annual award, presented by the Law and Political Science section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), recognizes an academic or law librarian who, through research, service to the profession, or other creative activity, makes distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science.

Mary received this award in light of her 32 years of activity and accomplishment as a librarian in the fields of government information, political science, and international law. Mary was nominated for this award by Peter Hajnal, a research associate at the Munk Center for International Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada. Mr. Hajnal included a chapter prepared by Mary, on reference service with international organizations, in the book he edited entitled "International Information: Documents, Publications, and Electronic Information on International Government Organizations" (2001).

Mr. Hajnal recognized Mary's leadership in developing and coordinating an international documents seminar for many years for the Readex Corporation, her impressive publications history, and her service as a member of the Government Documents Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Government Documents Association of New Jersey.

The award honors Marta Lange, 1990-91 Law and Political Science Sections (LPSS) Chair, whose exceptional talents as a leader were enhanced by a wonderful collegial spirit. Her bright career, cut short in a fatal automobile accident in 1992, was an inspiration to others and a model of professional service. The award includes a $1,000 cash and a plaque donated by Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

Mary will receive the award at a lunch on June 15th at the ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta. She is gratified, and humbled, to receive the recognition of her peers that this award denotes.

Posted March 6, 2002