Marilyn McCroskey

Marilyn McCroskey retired in November 2020 from Meyer Library, Missouri State University (MSU), Springfield, where she served as professor and head of cataloging. She holds a BS in education and an MA in English from MSU and an MA in library science from the University of Missouri. She joined the MSU faculty in 1981, after five years as a school librarian for grades 7–12. She regularly taught cataloging courses at MSU until 2014, when the LIS program was discontinued. Since 1981, her own cataloging work has included children’s nonbook materials for MSU’s Greenwood Laboratory School and for the curriculum resource center used by the College of Education. She first joined CCMC in 2008 and has served as a member for most of the years since (except as required by CCMC’s term limits). She authored a book on audiovisual cataloging, Cataloging Nonbook Materials with AACR2 and MARC: A Guide for the School Library Media Specialist, for the American Association of School Librarians in 1994, and a second edition in 1999, both of which were published by ALA. She has presented nonbook cataloging in-service sessions at conferences and school librarians’ meetings. In addition to her supervisory work, writing, and teaching, she served on the Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Advisory Group for the Library of Congress 2000–2020. She served as an elected member of the Marionville (Missouri) R-9 Board of Education for twenty-four years, ending this work in 2016. She has been a member of ALA, ALCTS, AASL, and OLAC. She lives with her husband on a dairy farm twenty-five miles southwest of Springfield, MO. She has three children, five grandchildren, and a greatgranddaughter. She enjoys reading mystery novels.

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