September 26-28, 2008
Keynote Speakers | Workshop Leaders | PreConference Leader
Lynne Howarth is widely known as a researcher, cataloger and educator. She has worked in academic, public, school and special libraries and taught cataloging for more than thirty years.
She received her PhD in 1990 and was appointed an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto. In 1995 she was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, being appointed Dean of the Faculty later that year. She completed her decanal term June 30, 2003, and has returned to full-time research and teaching as a Full Professor.
About her career Howarth said “My career to date has been highly rewarding because it has kept me intellectually stimulated, has played to my innate curiosity and love of learning, has introduced me to extraordinarily thoughtful and articulate students and colleagues, and has indulged my lifelong interest in travel.” The many library organizations such as ISKO, IFLA, ALA and others in which she is active have kept her busy traveling to conferences around the world.
Among her recent publications are “Creating Pathways to Memory: Enhancing Life Histories through Category Clusters” (paper for the 10th International Society of Knowledge Organization conference, 2008), “Enigma Variations: Parsing the Riddle of Main Entry and the ‘Rule of Three’ from AACR to RDA.” (with Jean Weihs, in Cataloguing and Classification Quarterly 46, no. 2, 2008), “Assessing Metadata Categories and Visual Displays for Retrieving Digital Cultural Resources (paper for the 34th Canadian Association for Information Science conference, 2006), Guidelines for OPAC Displays (K.G. Saur, 2005), and “Enabling Metadata: Creating Core Records for Resource Discovery” (paper for the World Library and Information Congress: 70th IFLA General Conference and Council, 2005).
JANET SWAN HILL
Janet Swan Hill has been a popular speaker at many library-related meetings and conferences in the past, focusing on technical services topics. She has a knack of making complicated subjects interesting and easy to understand for all of her audiences, probably because she always includes some of her “stories.”
She received her BA Magna cum laude in geology from Vassar College (1967) and her MA from Denver University Graduate School of Librarianship in Library Science (1970). She began her career as a Special Recruit at the Library of Congress and then became a Cataloger in the Geography and Map Division, followed by Head of the Cataloging Unit, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress. In 1978 she went to Northwestern University Library as Head of the Cataloging Department, and in 1989 she joined the University Libraries at the University of Colorado as Assistant Director for Technical Services and is currently Professor and Associate Director of Technical Services with responsibility for overall management of Acquisitions, Cataloging and Metadata Services, and Preservation.
Hill has been active in the American Library Association for thirty years, serving in many different capacities including the Executive Board, five terms on the ALA Council, and President of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS). Most recently, she has represented ALA on the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control. Her research interests include technical services. cataloging, education for cataloging, and faculty status and tenure for academic librarians.
Rob Freeborn is the Music/AV Cataloging Librarian at the Pennsylvania State University. Since joining OLAC in 1997, he has served on numerous committees including the Millennium Committee and the 2000 Conference Program Committee. Additionally he was the OLAC President in 2004/05. Rob served on the Cataloging Policy Committee from 1999 through 2004 as both an intern and full member; having worked on task forces covering such topics as annotated authority resources for music/AV catalogers and the revisions to AACR2 Chapter 9. Rob also chaired 2 CAPC task forces (Cataloging DVDs in AACR2 Chapters 7 and 9; Conventional terminology in AACR2 Chapter 7, Area 5) and served on a couple more (Additions to Personal Names, Cataloging Playaways).
Rob has also written numerous articles on AV cataloging, music librarianship and cataloging organization for MC Journal, Library Collections, Acquisitions and Technical Services, Music Reference Services Quarterly, and Cataloging and Classification Quarterly.\
Cathy Gerhart has been a librarian for 25 years and an active member of OLAC for nearly the entire time. For the past 20 years she has been the Music/Media cataloger at the University of Washington. Cathy is also active in the Music Library Association, the Music OCLC Users Group and the American Library Association.
Joseph Hinger is the Associate Director for Technical Services at St. John’s University, Rittenberg Law Library. He has been at St. John’s for the past 11 years, and has been working in Law Library Technical Services for the past 23 years. He is responsible for all aspects of Technical Services, including Acquisitions, Cataloging, Accounting, Bindery, Serials, Bindery, Budgeting, and Stack Maintenance.
Mr. Hinger is a certified SCCTP (Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program) trainer, authorized to train all 5 of the SCCTP Serials Cataloging workshops. Over the past 8 years, Joseph has taught approximately 60 of the SCCTP workshops throughout the United States and Latin America, including all parts of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Dominican Republic, and Cuba.
Mr. Hinger’s specialty and interest is in the area of cataloging integrating resources, and he has served on many committees that assisted in the creation of the 2002 revision of the cataloging rules, when the integrating resources rules were released. Joseph is a member of many library related associations, including American Association of Law Libraries, North American Serials Interest Group, Law Library Association of Greater New York, and the Innovative User’s Group. He has given many presentations and workshops in the area of serials and integrating resources cataloging.
Margaret Kaus is an Associate Professor and Original Cataloger at Hale Library, Kansas State University, where she has been employed since 2005. Her responsibilities include original cataloging of scores, sound recordings and humanities materials, online database maintenance and authority work. Margaret is the Authorities Coordinator for K-State Libraries.
Prior to her work at K-State, Margaret was the Music Librarian at the George F. DeVine Music Library, University of Tennessee (2000-2004) and Associate Librarian at the University of North Florida Library, where she was a music cataloger (1999-2000). Her educational credentials include an M.L.S. with music specialization from Indiana University, B.A. in English and music from Marymount College of Kansas, and Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) training.
Margaret has been an active member of several professional organizations: she has been a member of MPMLA since 2005; served in a number of positions in SEMLA since 1991, and in MLA since 1990, including member of the Authorities Subcommittee 2001-2005; chair of the Authorities Subcommittee 2005-; and a member of the Descriptive Cataloging Subcommittee from 1996-2000.
A member of the Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG) since 1991, Margaret
serves as Compiler of The Best of MOUG: a List of Library of Congress Name
Authority Records for Music Titles of Major Composers, 2004-; she has also
served on a number of MOUG committees. Margaret has also been a member of ALA
since 1990 and a member of OLAC since 2005.
Select presentations and Workshops: “Cataloging Sound Recordings,” MOUG 2006; “Music Information Literacy at the University of Tennessee” (poster session), MLA Annual Meeting, Feb. 2005 and ALA Annual Meeting, June 2004; “Cataloging Sound Recordings” OLAC Biennial Conference, Oct. 1998.”
Paul Cauthen is the Assistant Music Librarian in the Albino Gorno Memorial Music Library of the University of Cincinnati, where he has been employed since 1991. He currently has responsibility for overall supervision of the Music Listening Center and computer lab, collection development for sound recordings and videos, principal responsibility for the cataloging of scores, recordings and videos, and maintenance of the online audio reserves program. He participates in the Enhance program with OCLC for scores and sound recordings and in the NACO Music Project.
For the Music Library Association he has served as Chair of the Subcommittee on MARC formats and as a Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors.
He is a graduate of Oberlin College (BM), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MA), and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (MS).
Paul Cauthen will present the Advanced Scores workshop in place of A. Ralph Papakhian, who is unable to attend.
Jenn Riley is the Metadata Librarian with the Digital Library Program at Indiana University-Bloomington, where she is responsible for planning metadata strategy for digital library projects and participates in the collaborative design of digital library systems. Much of her recent effort has been working towards the cost-effective creation of "shareable" metadata, promoting re-use of descriptive metadata in new and unanticipated environments.
Jenn recently co-authored a book entitled "Metadata for Digital Resources: Implementation, Systems Design and Interoperability," released in early 2008 as part of the Chandos Information Professional Series. She was a major contributor to the emerging metadata guidelines Best Practices for OAI Data Provider Implementations and Shareable Metadata and the Digital Library Federation / Aquifer Implementation Guidelines for Shareable MODS Records.
Jenn's research interests also include the incorporation of thesaurus structures into search and browse systems, music digital libraries, and FRBR. Jenn is the author of the blog Inquiring Librarian, where her posts frequently center around improving intellectual access to library materials.
In addition to an M.L.S from Indiana University, she holds a B.M. in Music Education from the University of Miami (FL) and an M.A. in Musicology from Indiana University.
Mark Scharff is the Music Cataloger at the Gaylord Music Library of Washington University in St. Louis. He holds a B.A. in music education from Luther College (Decorah, Iowa), an M.S. in library/information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and completed the coursework for an M.A. in musicology at the University of Iowa. Before going to Washington University, he was a cataloger and authority specialist for a Title II-C grant project at the Indiana University Music Library in Bloomington.
Scharff was the chair of MOUG from 2004-2006. He is currently the chair of the Subcommittee on Descriptive Cataloging of the Bibliographic Control Committee in the Music Library Association, and as such is the MLA liaison to the ALA ALCTS CCS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA). He has been an independent contributor and reviewer in the NACO Music Project since 1991.
When not at the computer, Scharff sings in the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, the vocal jazz octet Java Jived, and plays tuba in a brass quintet and a tuba quartet.
Robert L. Bothmann, associate professor, is electronic access/catalog librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU) where he serves as the cataloger for electronic and print monographs and journals and provides leadership and technical expertise for defining and providing access to electronic resources. Prior to MSU, Bobby held the special formats cataloger position at the University of Minnesota Libraries, Twin Cities, where he was responsible for cataloging training in and cataloging of cartographic materials, realia, microforms, electronic resources, sound and video- recordings and other special format media.
Bobby has been an active member of OLAC since fall 2000, co-chaired the 2002 OLAC Conference in St. Paul, has served two terms as the OLAC treasurer/membership coordinator, and is the current OLAC president. He is currently the network access & applications editor for Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. He holds an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee (December 2001) and an MS in Geography and English Technical Communication from MSU (December 2005). Bobby is the recipient of the 2007 Esther J. Piercy Award from the American Library Association's ALCTS division for outstanding contributions to librarianship in the field of technical services. He spends his spare time brushing up on German, playing with his dog, kayaking, and camping.
Robert Bothmann will present the Electronic Resources program as due to unavoidable circumstances, Amy Weiss is unable to attend the conference.
Jay Weitz is a Senior Consulting Database Specialist in the WorldCat Quality Management Division of OCLC, with responsibility for OCLC's Enhance program, OCLC-MARC Bibliographic and Authority Updates, and quality control for the Visual Materials, Score, Sound Recording, and Computer File formats.
He serves as OCLC Liaison to many groups including the Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG), OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC), and the Music Library Association's Bibliographic Control Committee and its MARC Formats Subcommittee, and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging's Standards Committee. He is also a Standing Committee Member of IFLA's Cataloguing Section and is Vice-Chair of IFLA's Permanent UNIMARC Committee. During the period 2002-2006, he served two terms as a voting member of ALA's Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access and continues to serve on both of the Resource Description and Access (RDA) Examples Groups. Since 1981, he has been program annotator for concerts of Chamber Music Columbus (Ohio, USA).
He has been a performing arts critic in public radio, in print, and on the Web, and currently serves as theatre and dance writer for the weekly alternative newspaper Columbus Alive.
He is the author of "Music Coding and Tagging: MARC 21 Content Designation for Scores and Sound Recordings," (2nd ed., 2001), "Cataloger's Judgment: Music Cataloging Questions and Answers from the Music OCLC Users Group Newsletter" (2004), and with Arthur D. Efland, "Between the Notes: A Sixty Year Journey from Prestige Concerts to Columbus Chamber Music Society to Chamber Music Columbus" (2007). He has written and edited the cataloging Q&A columns of the "MOUG Newsletter" since 1989 and the "OLAC Newsletter" since 2004.
Since 1992, he has presented dozens of cataloging workshops throughout the United States, as well as in Canada and Japan. He was the recipient of the MOUG Distinguished Service Award in 2004 and OLAC's Nancy B. Olson Award in 2005.
Janis L. Young has worked as a subject specialist in the Cataloging Policy and Support Office (CPSO) of the Library of Congress since March, 2007, where she has spearheaded the development of a separate genre/form heading thesaurus within the framework of Library of Congress Subject Headings. She has been a cataloger at LC for five years, specializing in general world history and world literature and the performing arts, including motion pictures and radio and television broadcasting.
Immediately prior to moving to LC she was the state documents cataloger at the Library of Virginia and worked with materials in all formats.
Janis has also served as a NACO trainer and reviewer, and has taught introductory cataloging classes for Catholic University of America’s School of Library and Information Science.
LARGE GROUP SESSION SPEAKERS
HEIDI LEE HOERMAN
Heidi Hoerman has been a member of the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science for since 1995 and has been teaching cataloging for seventeen years. Before that, she was an academic librarian in cataloging and technical services. In recent years, her professional activities have centered around the Charleston Conference on Book and Serials Acquisitions for which she is on the Board of Directors. When it comes to FRBR and RDA, she is someone "without a horse in this race" who is trying to assess, without prejudice of enthusiasm one way or another, what the near future will be.
Glenn Patton is Director of the WorldCat Quality Management Division at OCLC, where he has spent more than 25 years doing support, training, and product management activities for OCLC services and product. He serves as OCLC's liaison to the ALA ALCTS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access. He is a member of the IFLA Standing Committee on Bibliography and participates in the work of the IFLA ISBD Review Group and the IFLA FRBR Review Group. He chairs the IFLA Working Group on Functional Requirements and Numbering of Authority Records.
PAIGE G. ANDREW
Paige G. Andrew is Faculty Maps Cataloging Librarian at the Pennsylvania State University Libraries. Previously Paige was the Maps and Nonbook Materials Cataloger at the University of Georgia Library. One of five active maps Enhance participants in the country, Paige contributed his expertise to the second edition of Cartographic Materials: A Manual of Interpretation for AACR2, particularly in the creation of a new glossary for the manual.
Paige has written several articles and a "how-to" book titled Cataloging Sheet Maps, The Basics (Haworth Press, 2003). He is currently co-editor of the Journal of Map & Geography Libraries: advances in geospatial information, collections & archives, and was co-editor of a special theme double-issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly and its companion monograph Maps and Related Cartographic Materials: Cataloging, Classification and Bibliographic Control, both published in 1999.
Paige teaches map cataloging workshops throughout the United States and Canada. He enjoys sharing his map cataloging knowledge with fellow professionals with a goal of seeing the quality, as well as quantity, of bibliographic records for cartographic materials continue to rise, so that all may share in the rewards.
At present he is currently building an online map cataloging website under the auspices of the PCC's Standing Committee on Training, and hopes to have this available for anyone to use in early 2009, as well as using it to teach short self-directed courses.
Return to top