While at OCLC, he helped plan annual MOUG
meetings by inviting speakers, providing programs, and participating in music cataloging workshops, in the days when MARC was new and music catalogers were figuring out how best to encode musical works in MARC.
In addition, he has been an active member of MOUG
, a participant in the NACO Music Project, and a member of various subcommittees of the Music Library Association Bibliographic Control Committee, further helping to advance the profession to which his daily work has made such great contributions.
She was one of the first two members of the NACO-Music Project to undergo the series training program at the Library of Congress (LC) when it was offered to non-LC staff in the mid-1990s, and in 1997 she cotaught a day-long workshop on music series with Phillip De Sellem of LC as part of a preconference con-tinuing-education workshop cosponsored by MOUG
and the Music Library Association at the MLA meeting in New Orleans.
She served as MOUG board member and secretary/newsletter editor from 1998 to 2002.
She is held in the highest esteem as a trainer by her colleagues, and as the letter of nomination received by the MOUG Board stated, she have been a mentor to others who "go on to catalog at other institutions, thereby enriching the OCLC database for all music users .
executive board selects a recipient based on nominations received from the MOUG
In subsequent years Jean served on several MOUG task forces, and her penchant for organization led to her nomination and election as chair-elect of MOUG in 1999, with service as chair from 2000-2002.
MOUG is proud to honor Jean for her accomplishments, and looks forward to many more years of her continued service.
Ralph Papakhian's involvement with MOUG
goes back to its infancy, first documented in the mimeographed issue 3 of the MOUG
Newsletter (January 1979), when Olga Buth announced his appointment as vice-chair with this prescient, if understated, introduction: "Ralph is an excellent candidate for this position.
Secretary/Newsletter Editor and MLA contact.