Workshops at the OLAC Richmond Conference

Newsletter Issue: 
Volume 37 no. 3 September 2017

The OLAC Conference in Richmond features a slate of exciting and informative workshops by expert presenters. There is something for everyone, no matter your level of experience! Here’s the full list of workshops and presenters: 

Jay Weitz


Basic Video Cataloging
Advanced Video Cataloging

Presented by Jay Weitz, OCLC 


Jay Weitz is a Senior Consulting Database Specialist at OCLC and was previously Assistant Catalog

Librarian at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio.  He has a BA in English from the University of

Pennsylvania, an MLS from Rutgers University, and an MA in Education from Ohio State University.  He is the author of Cataloger's Judgment, both editions of Music Coding and Tagging, and the cataloging Q&A columns of the Music OCLC Users Group Newsletter and the Online Audiovisual Catalogers Newsletter.  He serves as OCLC Liaison to numerous groups, including OLAC and MOUG.  Since 1992, he has presented dozens of cataloging workshops in the U.S., Canada, and Japan.  He was the recipient of the MOUG Distinguished Service Award in 2004, OLAC's Nancy B. Olson Award in 2005, and for his work on the reimplementation of Duplicate Detection and Resolution software in WorldCat, an OCLC President’s Award in 2010.  Since 1981, he has been program annotator for concerts of Chamber Music Columbus (Ohio, USA).  For more than three decades, he was a performing arts critic on the Web, in print, and on public radio in Columbus. 

Amber Billey is the Metadata Librarian at Columbia University Libraries where she works on the the

LD4P project and the ARTFRAME linked data ontology for art objects. She is the Co-Chair of the PCC BIBFRAME Task Group, and a member of the PCC Task Group on Identity Management in NACO. Billey received her MLIS from Pratt Institute in 2009 with advanced certificates in Archival Management and Museum Librarianship. 

Paige Andrew has been the faculty Cartographic Resources Cataloging Librarian at the Pennsylvania State University Libraries since 1995. Penn State holds one of the largest research-level map collections in the country, and Mr. Andrew has lead a team effort to completely catalog Penn State’s cartographic resources, and as an active maps cataloger he participates in three of the four Library of Congress PCC programs, BIBCO, NACO, and SACO.

Mr. Andrew co-authored RDA and Cartographic Resources (2014) and wrote Cataloging Sheet Maps, the

Basics (2003). In addition, he co-edited Maps and Related Cartographic Materials: Cataloging, Classification and Bibliographic Control with Mary Lynette Larsgaard (1999). He also has numerous published articles on the bibliographic control of cartographic materials and is co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Map & Geography Libraries.

Mr. Andrew has served his profession as an officer and leader for several organizations, including the Map and Geospatial Information Round Table of ALA and the former Geography and Map Division of the Special Libraries Association. 

He was awarded the 2009 Nancy B. Olson Award for significant contributions to audiovisual cataloging by the Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc.(OLAC). He also received the 2016 Margaret Mann Citation for outstanding professional achievement in the cataloging profession. 

His MLS is from the University of Washington (1986) and BA, majoring in Geography, from Western Washington University (1983). 

Jennifer Turner is the Instructional Services Librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She holds an MLIS from Dominican University and MA in English: Technical Communication from MSU, Mankato. Jenny is the frequent creator of library instruction documents and previously worked as an Evergreen ISL documentation contributor at PALS: A Program of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. 

Scott Dutkiewicz is leader of the Metadata and Monographic Resources Team for Clemson University Libraries (Clemson, SC). Though other resources clamor for his attention, special formats are his cataloging first love. Before he moved to South Carolina in 2005, he was cataloger in the library/media support office for Salem-Keizer (Oregon) Public Schools for 12 years. His research and presentations have focused on special formats materials, RDA cataloging, and, subject/genre vocabulary and application. 

Mary Huismann, Music Catalog Librarian at St. Olaf College, has worked extensively with the cataloging of audio recordings.  She is currently the chair of the Music Library Association Cataloging and Metadata Committee Content Standards Subcommittee and chair of the NACO-Music Project Advisory Committee.

Mary has previously served as a member and chair of the Online Audiovisual Catalogers Cataloging Policy Committee Chair. Mary’s experience with RDA began as a member of the MLA/OLAC Funnel for the National Libraries RDA Test, and the MLA RDA Implementation Task Force; she currently serves as a member of the RSC Music Working Group. 

Rachel Jaffe is the Metadata Librarian at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she serves as the library's primary resource for non-MARC metadata design, structure and standards. She is active within the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, and is currently a member of a CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation working group focused on developing genre/form terms for video games.  She has served on two OLAC task forces, which produced white papers on the development of video game genre terms and policies for formulating preferred titles for physical and digital games.  Her favorite video game is King’s Quest VI.

Applying Library of Congress Faceted Vocabularies

Presented by Adam Schiff, University of Washington  

Stacie Traill
Chair, Program Planning Committee