Create and improve bibliographic records primarily for monographs (books, ebooks, microform, and electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)). Create authority records as needed. Point-of-contact for Regional libraries regarding cataloging matters.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
"Designing Policy for Copy Cataloging in RDA," Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services. 36(3-4) (2012), p. 69-78.
"Uniqueness Matters: Author-Supplied Keywords and LCSH in the Library Catalog," Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 50(8) (2012) p.903-928. Written with Theda Schwing and Margaret Beecher Maurer.
"RDA and the Reference Librarian: What to Expect from the New Cataloging Standard," The Reference Librarian 53(2) (2012) p. 123-127.
"RDA Testing in Triplicate: Kent State University's Experiences Testing RDA," Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 49 (7/8) (2011), p. 607-625.
"Basic, Fuller, Fullest: Treatment Options for Electronic Theses and Dissertations," Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services 35(2-3) (2011), p. 64-68.
"Who's Doing What? Findability and Author-Supplied ETD Metadata in the Library Catalog," Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 49(4) (2011), p. 277-310. Written with Margaret Beecher Maurer and Theda Schwing.
"Integrating Enhance and NACO Work into Pre-Professional Experiences: a Successfull Strategy for All," Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 48(6) (2010), p. 610-633. Written with Peter Lisius, Margaret Beecher Maurer, and Jacob Schaub.
"Keyword vs. Controlled Vocabulary Searching: the One with the Most Tools Wins," The Indexer 27(2) (2009), p. 62-65.
"Morphing Metadata: Maximizing Access to Electronic Theses and Dissertations," Library Hi Tech 26(1) (2008), p. 41-57. Written with Michael Kreyche, Margaret Beecher Maurer, and Joshua Nickerson.
"School Libraries in Istanbul, Turkey," Bilgi Dunyasi = Information World 11(2) (2010), p. 459-470 (in the 'Views' section, non-peer-reviewed.)
- Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)
- Resource Description and Access (RDA)
- Keywords and Controlled Vocabulary
- Libraries and Librarianship in Turkey
ALA (American Library Association)
ALAO-TEDSIG (Academic Library Association of Ohio - Technical, Electronic, and Digital Services Interest Group)
NOTSL (Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians
OETDA (Ohio Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association
OhioLINK RDA Study Group (2011-)
OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers): Chair of various committees (2009-2013); President (2010-2011); Chair of the OLAC-MOUG Conference (2008)
OVGTSL (Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians)