[Metadatalibrarians] Seeking volunteers for Career Profiles project

Ho, Jeannette A jaho at library.tamu.edu
Mon Apr 24 12:52:14 PDT 2017

Dear colleagues:

The ALCTS-CaMMS Recruitment and Mentoring Committee<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ala.org_alcts_mgrps_camms_cmtes_ats-2Dccsrecment&d=DwMFaQ&c=ODFT-G5SujMiGrKuoJJjVg&r=c8iF4MrU46KM3-03Whz3IDeYLM-ljLGktpks6wwFrtU&m=cPleOrecx8RKMtncIhxQYqo0VAXFRgCHf9gPe2WxBDs&s=vWU5TOE9Po6r8ldRqb2fNuiAoeATZEGs1pMUah2fW04&e=> is seeking volunteers to contribute profiles for an ongoing project.

The committee is creating an online resource that will contain career profiles of individuals working in the field of cataloging and metadata. Profiles will include general information such as name and title, as well as your responses to several open-ended questions. An optional photograph may also be submitted. Profiles will be publicly posted on the ALCTS website to serve as a resource for those considering careers in cataloging and metadata.

Through these profiles, we hope to demonstrate the wide range of professional opportunities available in cataloging and metadata. An ideal resource will have as much variety as possible while remaining within the scope of the field. The list of profiles might include a music cataloger, a metadata specialist, a technical services manager, a rare books cataloger, or a professor of library and information science, among many other possibilities. Ideally, profile volunteers will represent various types of libraries, as well as other organizations where careers in cataloging and metadata are possible (such as museums or library services vendors).

We hope to create a representative set of profiles that reflect the personal, real-world career experiences of a diverse group of cataloging and metadata professionals, especially those from backgrounds which have been historically underrepresented in librarianship. Our goal is to offer practical information and advice to those entering or considering the field.

We hope you will consider participating! If you are interested, please contact us at cammsrecruitsurvey at gmail.com<mailto:cammsrecruitsurvey at gmail.com> with a few short sentences about yourself and your job by May 15th, 2017. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to send a survey to all who express interest. We will make the selections considering both the order they are received, and the extent in which the response adds to the diversity of the profiles. If you are selected, we will send you a copy of the short questionnaire. Before publishing your responses online, we will be sure to contact you in advance to confirm that you are still willing to be featured.


CaMMS Recruitment and Mentoring Committee

Jeannette Ho
Cataloging Librarian
University Libraries
Texas A&M University
jaho at library.tamu.edu<mailto:jaho at library.tamu.edu>

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