Jerome Award

The Jerome Award, established in 1992, is presented by the Academic Libraries, Archives, and Library Education Section through the Jerome Award Committee. Named after St. Jerome, Doctor of the Church (331-420), patron of librarians, it is awarded in recognition of outstanding contribution and commitment to excellence in scholarship which embody the ideals of the Catholic Library Association.

2020 Jerome Award Winner - Mariological Society of America

3/3/2020

The Mariological Society of America is a Catholic theological association dedicated to studying and making known the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the mystery of Christ and in the Church and in the history of salvation. Through its annual meetings and in its publications, the Society seeks to promote comprehensive and integrated study of the person and the role of the Virgin Mary so as to foster a well-informed and theologically sound devotion and spirituality.

The Mariological Society of America was founded by Fr. Juniper B. Carol, O.F.M., in October 1949. The charter members gathered for the first meeting in Washington, D.C., in January 1950. Since that time, the MSA has met annually in various cities throughout the United States. In 1954, the Society was recognized as a corporation “organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes.” Listed in the Official Catholic Directory as one of the national organizations of the United States Catholic Conference, it is recognized as a tax-exempt organization. Since 1979, the office of the executive secretary of the MSA has been located at the Marian Library of the University of Dayton.

Gloria Dodd, STD, Promotion Committee Councilor on the MSA Administrative Council, will accept the award on behalf of the MSA at the CLA 2020 Spring Virtual Conference. Gloria is originally from Washington, D.C., and grew up as a bibliophile. Her mother had such a wonderful library of Catholic books that all of the walls of her family's living and dining rooms had bookshelves where the books were cataloged by her! She worked at the library of Christendom College as well as the library of the Dominican House of Studies, which helped her to get my current job where she answers research questions on a regular basis.

 

Jerome Award Recipients

2019 Charlie Camosy

2018 Fr. Bryan Massingale

2017 Dr. Massimo Faggioli

2016 Katarina Schuth, O.S.F.

2015 John O'Malley, SJ (read more)

2014 Bernard McGinn

2013 Leslie Woodcock Tentler

2012 Barbara E. Reid. OP

2011 Dr. Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

2010 Rev. Virgilio Elizondo

2009 Rev. Peter C. Phan

2008 Rev. David Tracy

2007 Origins, Documentary Service-CNS (website)

2006 Jay P. Dolan

2005 Joseph A. Fitzmyer, SJ

2004 Elizabeth A. Johnson, CSJ (website)

2003 Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ (website)

2002 Monika K. Hellwig

2001 Orbis Books (website)

2000 Richard A. McCormick, SJ

1999 Walter J. Burghardt, SJ

1998 Liturgical Press, Michael Naughton, OSB (website)

1997 Raymond E. Brown, SS

1996 Roland E. Murphy, O.Carm.

1995 Cistercian Publications (website)

1994 Donald Senior, CP

1993 Claudia Carlen, IHM

1992 Michael Glazier