Information Professional

I am currently assistant professor of the library at Baruch College, City University of New York. My work includes managing the Digital Media Library, metadata creation for e-books and online audiovisual materials, library service consultation for the Performing Arts and Natural Sciences departments, as well as teaching courses in the Information Studies program.

I was previously the cataloging and metadata librarian at SUNY Maritime College in Bronx, NY. In addition to cataloging, I provided reference services, teaches information literacy, headed the library's Federal Depository Libraries Program, and was the library's liaison to the Science Department.

I entered the library profession at Queens Library in Jamaica, NY. I began as a music cataloger, and later worked in the archives division as metadata librarian. I was involved in developing metadata policy, cataloging and workflow design for the library's historical and institutional archives. At the reference desk, I provided services for historical and geneological research, as well as in fine arts, performing arts, sports and recreation. For many years, I also specialized in cataloging areas of music, arts, sports, computers, science, comics, photographs, recordings, and maps.

In my research, I examine the confluence between the library catalog and the network technologies. I regularly share the latest in cataloging standards and metadata technologies to practicing and future librarians through articles, tutorials, presentations, and classroom teaching.

I also directed the library and designed information services for the Argento New Music Project, a premiere chamber music ensemble based in New York City. I managed the ensemble library, experimented with workflows and logistics for digital music scores delivery, and ensured compliance with intellectual property laws.