1999 William H. Flanigan Award for Distinguished Service as an ICPSR Official Representative
Kathy Isaacson has been the ICPSR Official Representative from Lawrence University since 1980. She holds the positions of Associate Professor, Reference Librarian, and Library Systems Coordinator at Lawrence, which is part of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest Federation. Acting as "hub" coordinator of the federated membership, Kathy was one of the first librarians to take on the role of OR. She earned her BA in American Institutions from University of Wisconsin - Madison and her Masters in Library Science from University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh.
Kathy thanks Judith Rowe for promoting the concept of librarians as data archive managers, and Chuck Humphrey and Ilona Einowski for running great workshops to help get her started. She also is indebted to Janet Vavra for technical help along the way.