Oversee the processing of print materials for the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC), including acquisitions, cataloging, retrospective conversion, and record cleanup. Also, oversee RMC’s collection management operations, including reading room circulation, inventories, and stacks management. Serve as functional supervisor of one special collections technical services staff member, and supervise the rare book cataloging of four others; also serve as functional supervisor of one collections assistant. Serve as liaison to other libraries at Cornell on special collections cataloging issues. Serve as liaison between RMC curators and LTS. Conduct training sessions for special collections and LTS staff on special collections processing and the handling of rare materials.
"The Cataloger and the Archivist Should be Friends: or, Herding vs. Milking Special Collections," RBM, 12:1 (Spring 2011), 25-33.
“Reimagineering Special Collections” (ALA conference program report), College & Research Libraries News, 67:8 (Sept. 2006), 479-480.
“Voices From the Past: Rediscovering Treasures in Cornell’s Bound Manuscripts,” Cornell University Library Update, Spring 2006, 8.
Laura (Riding) Jackson & the Promise of Language: Catalogue of an Exhibition, October 1998-January 1999. [Ithaca, N.Y.]: Cornell University Library, 1998. Also curated the exhibition of the same title, Fall 1998.
"Finding the Forest Among the Trees: The Potential of Collection-Level Cataloging," Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 23:1 (1996), 53-71.
"Are We On Equal Terms Yet? The Evolution of LC Subject Headings Concerning Women, 1975- 1991," Library Resources & Technical Services, 37:2 (April 1993), 181-196.
The Women's Review of Books, 7:12 (Sept. 1990), 9:4 (Jan. 1992), 11:7 (April 1994), and 17:3 (Dec. 1999)
“The Cataloger and the Archivist Should Be Friends: or, Herding vs. Milking Special Collections,” for a seminar on collaboration between rare book catalogers and technical services archivists, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section preconference, Philadelphia, June 21-24, 2010
"Between a DACS and a Hard Place: Creating a New Metadata Standard for Single Manuscripts," invited talk for NYAC/NY-ART (New York Archives Conference/ Archivists' Roundtable of Metropolitan New York) Conference, Marist College, June 2-4, 2010
"Changes in One Particular Organization: Lessons Learned," for a seminar on administration of special collections technical services units, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section preconference, Baltimore, June 20, 2007
"The Cover Art and Marketing of The Well of Loneliness," Professional Development Week, May 23, 2002
"New Horizons in the Cataloging of Rare Materials," for panel at Cornell University Library Academic Assembly, May 6, 1999
"Laura (Riding) Jackson and the Promise of Language," gallery talk in connection with the Cornell Library exhibition and symposium of that name, October 8, 1998
current professional activities
Bibliographic Standards Committee (Leader, Manuscripts Working Group), Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS), Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), American Library Association, 2007-
Budget and Development Committee, RBMS, 2006- (Chair, 2006-2008)
OCLC WorldCat Local Special Collections Task Force, 2008
Memberships in professional organizations: Society of American Archivists (2001- ); Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (1997- ); Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Association of College and Research Libraries, ALA (1991- ; Chair, 2003-2004); American Library Association (1991- ); Modern Language Association (1981- )
M.L.S., Syracuse University, 1990
Ph.D. in English, Cornell University, 1983
M.A. in English, Cornell University, 1980
B.A. in English (highest honors), Oberlin College, 1977
awards and distinctions listing
Co-curator of the exhibition, “From Dublin to Ithaca: Cornell’s James Joyce Collection,” June 9-October 12, 2005, whose online version won a Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Award in 2006.