Speaker Bios


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Presentation title: Critical cataloging power hour

Heidy Berthoud (Smithsonian Libraries)

Heidy Berthoud is the Head of Resource Description at the Smithsonian Libraries. She serves on the National Museum of Natural History IDEA Advisory Council; the FAST Policy and Outreach Committee; and the NASIG Program Planning Committee.

Whitney Buccicone (University of Virginia)

Whitney Buccicone (she/her/hers) is the Head of Technical Services for Special Collections at the University of Virginia. Previously, she was the Special Collections Cataloging Librarian at the University of Washington in Seattle. She began her career holding multiple paraprofessional cataloging positions at the Lilly Library, Indiana University Bloomington. She holds two Masters degrees: one in Library Science and the other in Arts Administration. Her research interests include all topics related to technical services, special collections, and library management/administration.

Violet Fox

David Heibrun (George Mason University)

Presentation title:  "Calling out" white nationalism in our catalogs: some suggestionsIsab

 Isabel Quintana (Harvard University)

I am a passionate proponent of cooperative endeavors, and especially of the PCC. I’ve been an active participant in NACO, SACO, BIBCO and CONSER for over 20 years. I have just begun my term as PCC Chair-Elect, and hope to find ways to further build community. I began my cataloging career in an anthropology library, and currently work primarily out of the Harvard Yenching Library, which is responsible for Harvard’s East Asian collections. I feel strongly that we should be diverse, inclusive, and welcoming in our collections and in our cataloging. I’m thrilled to see that librarians are tackling ethical issues, and am eager to be part of viable changes in our work. When I’m not cataloging, I have fun with my dogs, and cat. In fact, I typed this bio with a pug on my lap!

Fred J. Hay (Appalachian State University)

I earned the M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology, focusing on the African Diaspora, and the M.L.I.S. I serve as the Anne Belk Distinguished Professor and Librarian of the W.L. Eury Collection at Appalachian State University. In addition to managing and growing an Appalachian library/archive, I teach Appalachian Studies. Prior to coming to ASU, I worked at St. Cloud State University, Kansas State University and Harvard University. (Isabel Quintana and I were colleagues at the Tozzer Anthropology Library.) I have served as Book Review Editor for C&RL and on the Editorial Board of Choice. I feel that as stewards of libraries and creators of library catalogs and finding aids, it is our responsibility to “call out” the racism found in our collections.

Presentation title:  Black subject headings matter too: engineering discovery for a Black comic books collection

Steven W. Holloway (James Madison University)

Steven W. Holloway has been managing Metadata Strategies at James Madison University Libraries since Fall 2013. His MLIS. is from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, with a concentration in data curation.  Before that, he earned an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago in biblical and ancient Near Eastern studies.  His current research focus is on decolonizing metadata, online identity management challenges, with digital humanities interruptions.

Presentation title:  The future of patron privacy: a survey of federal data protection laws and GDPR-compliance implications for U.S. libraries in the era of COVID-19

Michael Teresa Mellifera (Catholic University of America)

Michael Teresa Mellifera is in her final year of earning her Masters of Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She will graduate in May 2021. She currently works as a Graduate Fellow at the University Honors Program and is fulfilling a law library internship at the Federal Communications Commission Library, which is a federal library focusing on communications law and regulations related to radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable across the United States. Michael is glad to report that she has in fact taken a full course in cataloging and classification as part of her library school curriculum!


Presentation title:  Trials versus access during unusual times: ethical considerations when applying established collection development workflows

James Rhoades (Old Dominion University)

Mr. James G. Rhoades is the Social Sciences Librarian at the Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library at Old Dominion University (ODU), where he has been a faculty member since 2013. He received a Masters of Library and Information Sciences from Florida State University in 2005. He works daily with undergraduates, graduates, and faculty regarding library research, resources, and services.  He serves as Chair of the Collection Development Team and the Faculty Senate Library Committee. He has also served as Chair of the Libraries Faculty Assembly and Chair of the Promotion Committee. He serves as the standing ODU representative on Virginia’s Academic Library Consortium (VIVA) Collections Committee and the Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education Collection Development Committee. He serves as the faculty representative on the ODU Board of Visitors Student Enhancement and Engagement Committee. He serves as the Libraries’ Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) coordinator and established the Libraries’ Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Centers of Excellence collections. He has presented both regionally and nationally on library instruction, marketing public services, discovery services, collection development, and scenario planning.

Presentation title:  How much is too much? PII and the LC/NACO authority file

Judith P. Cannan (Library of Congress),

Judith Cannan joined the Library of Congress staff over 44 years ago and has held several positions at LC. In June 2019, she was appointed chief of the newly formed Policy, Training, and Cooperative Programs Division. The division manages LCSH, LCC, two Library of Congress standards, classification web, Catalogers Desktop, descriptive policy, on-the-job training for staff, Program for Cooperative Cataloging, and BIBFRAME

Paul Frank (Library of Congress)

Paul Frank is the coordinator for the NACO Program, the name authority component of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC). Paul is also one of the Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot trainers and is a liaison to Pilot participants for cataloging and technical aspects of the Pilot.


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