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About Bobby Bothmann, MLIS, MS

Bobby catalogs books, electronic resources and wrangles large files of MARC records, investigates new technologies, and attends many meetings. He is a member of the editorial board for Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, and a delegate for the Americas Regional Council to the OCLC Global Council. An active member of OLAC (OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers), he has served in various leadership roles including treasurer and president. Bobby is a past-chair of the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) of the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) and a past delegate on the Cataloguing Section Committee of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutes (IFLA), where he contributed to the recent revision of the International Cataloguing Principles. He holds an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee and an MS in Geography and English Technical Communication from MSU Mankato. Bobby is the recipient of the 2007 Esther J. Piercy Award from ALCTS, the 2009 Graduate of the Last Decade Award from UW Milwaukee, and the 2012 Nancy B. Olson Award from OLAC. Bobby moonlights as an adjunct instructor for the School of Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he teaches cataloging and classification courses and tries to covert one student per semester to the cataloging side of the Force. Bobby is owned by three dogs and is a frequent host of his dogs’ many dog friends.

Positions

August 2002 Present Professor, Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato Library Services
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Nancy B. Olson Award from OCLC
  • 2009 Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award from the School of Information Sciences (SOIS), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • 2007 Esther J. Piercy Award from the American Library Association's Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Division

Education

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January 2003December 2005 MS, Minnesota State University, Mankato
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January 2000December 2001 MLIS, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee ‐ University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
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September 1989March 1999 BA, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ‐ University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
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Contact Information

PO Box 8419, ML3097
Mankato, MN 56002

Tel. 507-389-2010
Fax 507-389-5155

Email:


Book Chapters (3)

Book Reviews (14)

Books (1)

Journal Articles (4)

Papers (1)

Presentations (47)