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Government Resources Librarian receives lifetime achievement award

December 11, 2013
Government Resources Librarian receives lifetime achievement award

The Rutgers University Libraries congratulate Mary Fetzer, Deputy Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services and Government Resources Librarian in the Rutgers-New Brunswick Libraries, who received a lifetime achievement award in November from the Documents Association of New Jersey (DANJ). The award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the area of state, federal, and international documents librarianship.

Mary acquired both her MLS and MA in political science from Rutgers University and has worked with government information throughout her library career. As a librarian at Rutgers she co-taught a course on tracking legislation at the federal and state levels in the School of Social Work for nine years and has done instruction on government information for the School of Communication and Information, the Eagleton Institute, the Graduate School of Social Work, the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and many departments over the years. Although she co-authored Introduction to United States Government Information Sources with Joe Morehead, her thesis, articles and book chapters have focused primarily on international government information. Her chapter "Trends in Reference Service for United Nations System Materials" appeared in editions of Hajnal's International Information. Mary received the 2002 Marta Lange/Congressional Quarterly Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and a distinguished alumnus award from Illinois State University in 2003.

DANJ promotes the use of and access to government resources in libraries in the NJ area. The organization provides a forum for the discussion of problems and concerns and for the exchange of ideas by librarians working with government information. It seeks to promote access to, use, and bibliographic control of documents; to increase communication among library personnel regarding government information; and to contribute to the continuing education and training of librarians working with these materials. For more information on DANJ, see: