1992 – Phyllis Marion

Phyllis Castle Marion is the first recipient of the Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions in Technical Services Law Librarianship.  The award was presented at the business meeting of the Technical Services SIS on July 19, 1992 in San Francisco.  The award honors the memory of Renee Chapman, a colleague who exemplified service to the Technical Services SIS and the profession.

Phyllis’ accomplishments on the local and national level are known to many of us. She helped to found the Technical Services SIS and served as its first chair from 1978-1980. She was a co-director of the Institute on AACR2 for Law Catalogers in 1980. She was also a member of the Minesota AACR2 Trainers group, leading several workshops throughout the state on the new rules. In 1981 she published A Manual of AACR2 Examples for Legal Materials. Phyllis also served as the AALL representative to the ALA Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access from 1979-1984, and she currently represents AALL on the Library of Congress Advisory Committee on Foreign Law Classification. She has been a member of several AALL and TS/SIS committees and is a frequent speaker at AALL programs and workshops.

The achievements noted above are among the formal contributions Phyllis has made to the profession. Phyllis also was cited as a “role model for an entire generation of law librarians in technical services.” Indeed she has been an exceptional mentor and teacher for many librarians, not just in law and not just in technical services. She has shared both her knowledge and her enthusiasm unselfishly, always having time to answer a question or provide advice.

The Technical Services SIS Awards Committee is proud to recognize these achievements and to present Phyllis Marion with the Award for Outstanding Contributions in Technical Services Librarianship.

TS/SIS Awards Committee

Margie Axtmann, Chair
Michele Finerty
Virginia Melroy
Gary Vander Meer

From: Technical Services Law Librarian, vol. 18, no. 1 (September 1992), p. 5.