Members on the Move

Jeremy Myntti OLAC Members Running for ALA/ALCTS Positions The following OLAC members are on the ballot for ALA Council:

  • John DeSantis (Dartmouth College)
  • Scott Piepenburg (University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point)
  • Jessica Schomberg (Minnesota State University, Mankato)
  • Cynthia Whitacre (OCLC)

The following OLAC members are on the ballot to be the next Vice-Chair/Chair Elect of the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS):

  • Jeannette Ho (Texas A&M)
  • Deborah Ryszka (University of Delaware)

We would like to wish all of these OLAC members the best of luck in the ALA/ALCTS elections that will take place this spring.

OLAC Member Presentations at ALA Midwinter

There were many OLAC members that delivered presentations at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in January, 2017. Congratulations to all of these members for the job well done!

  • Bruce Evans (Baylor University)
    • Cataloging Competencies Task Force’s Core Competencies Report (Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group)
  • Autumn Faulkner (Michigan State University)
    • Hello from the Other Side: A Stacks Navigation Survey (Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group) – with Emily Sanford (Michigan State University)
  • Annie Glerum (Florida State University)
    • Remediation of Near-Match Data: Processing Bibliographic Records for Migration to a New ILS (ALCTS Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group)
  • Tina Gross (St. Cloud State University)
    • Examining the Library of Congress Subject Heading "Illegal aliens" (Cataloging & Metadata Management Section Forum)
  • Nancy Lorimer (Stanford University)
    • Linked Data for Performed Music: An Extension to BIBFRAME 2.0 for Production & Archival Cataloging of Sound Recordings & Music Videos (BIBFRAME update meeting) o BIBFRAME Beyond Books: Explorations in Extending BIBFRAME 2.0 to Improve Discovery of Performed Music (PCC Participants Meeting)
  • Kelley McGrath (University of Oregon)
    • Ostriches, Minotaurs, Ghosts and Fossils in the Brave New Metadata World (Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group)
  • Heylicken (Hayley) Moreno (OCLC)
    • How to Build a Successful Internship Experience for Beginning Catalogers (Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group)
  • Jeremy Myntti (University of Utah)
    • Metadata Migration Managed: Fixing Metadata That Was up to No Good (Cataloging Norms IG) – with Anna Neatrour (University of Utah)
    • Linking People: Collaborations Between Metadata Librarians and Programmers (Mashcat) – with Anna Neatrour (University of Utah) and Liz Woolcott (Utah State University)
    • Organization and Structure of Cataloging Units in Academic Libraries Research Project (Heads of Cataloging Interest Group) – with Liz Woolcott (Utah State University)
  • Nathan Putnam (OCLC)
    • Updates from OCLC (Authority Control Interest Group) • Marsha Seamans (University of Kentucky)
    • Providing Access to and Discovery of Oral Histories at The University of Kentucky (Catalog Management Interest Group) – with Kathryn Lybarger (University of Kentucky)
  • Nicole Smeltekop (Michigan State University)
    • A Lightweight Structured Data Implementation Using JSON-LD and Schema.org for Digital Repository (Cataloging Norms Interest Group) – with Lucas Mak and Lisa Lorenzo (Michigan State University)
    • All Things MarcEdit: Let’s Compare Notes (Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group) – with Tim Kiser (Michigan State University)
    • Using MarcEdit to Retool Existing MARC Records of Paper Maps for Use in an Online Geoportal (Metadata Interest Group) – with Tim Kiser (Michigan State University)
  • Lihong Zhu (Washington State University)
    • The Role of Cataloging in Transforming Library Metadata into Linked Data (Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group)