I am the Director of Metadata Strategies at the University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries. Before Rochester, I was the Metadata and Digital Curation Librarian at the University of Baltimore and the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian at Goucher College. I earned my MLIS from the University of Washington’s iSchool, where I focused on the organization of information, and my Certificate in the Curation and Management of Digital Assets from the University of Maryland. In addition to my work at RCL, I am a lecturer at UMD and teach sections of the Core’s Fundamentals of Metadata course.
As you can probably guess from the above, I am deeply interested in all things metadata. I think of my work as “making things findable and understandable”. From library and archival collections to research data and how institutions are organized, my work centers on helping users leverage metadata to achieve their goals.
When I’m not talking about libraries or metadata, you can find me managing fencing tournaments around North America.
Learn more about why metadata matters, especially if you are a librarian, researcher, educator, or administrator.
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