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Friday, June 10 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Concurrent Session A2 -- Classifying Librarians: Cataloger, Taxonomist, Metadatician?

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Han and Hswe examined the role of the ‘metadata librarian’ in an article published in 2010 using data from 2000-2008.  In this presentation we update their findings by looking at more recent advertised position descriptions involving cataloging and ‘creating metadata’.  Cataloging and metadata creating skills are very much an integral part of the academic library workforce with additional technical knowledge and skills being sought.  This study led to a deconstruction of job ads themselves as well as the terms cataloging and metadata. The presentation hopes to shed light on trends and proposes questions that should be considered by our profession as a whole.

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Beverly Geckle

Continuing Resources Librarian, Middle Tennessee State University

David Nelson

Chair, Collection Development & Management, MTSU Walker Library
David Nelson is currently the Chair, Collection Development and Management at MTSU.  He had held previous positions at the American University in Cairo, University of Pennsylvania, Texas A&M, and the Library of Congress.  His research interests are in cataloging, collection... Read More →

Friday June 10, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
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