Head of Metadata Analysis & Operations, Associate Professor
I provide leadership for the Metadata Analysis & Operations team, whose work includes batch processing, metadata analysis, and cataloging of special formats and materials. I plan and implement workflows and projects to improve timely access to library resources; provide technical support and programming expertise for the creation, collection, preservation, and presentation of metadata; and collaborate with other departments to develop and implement metadata policies, procedures, and best practices.
M.L.S. with Music Librarianship Specialization, Indiana University
B.A., Music with minor in Mathematics, The College of William & Mary
I am also an ICF-trained coach and certified restorative yoga teacher.
About Discovery, Access, and Technology
We are responsible for collections, metadata, and technology. Departments include Access and Delivery, Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves, Metadata Strategies, Collection Administration, Scholarly Communications Strategies, and Technology.
About Metadata Strategies
We facilitate effective discovery of JMU collections through conventional and emergent information technologies. We create and manage metadata for scholarly, identity management, and cultural heritage purposes. We also create and manage metadata for relevant resources both maintained internally by the Libraries and external to it. We provide “metadata-as-a-service” consultations and training for faculty, staff, and students.