[Metadatalibrarians] Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Dialogues in Metadata; Bridging the Gap Between LIS Education and Metadata in Practice

Katherine Manifold katherine.manifold at unlv.edu
Tue Sep 12 14:14:20 PDT 2023

*Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Dialogues in Metadata; Bridging the
Gap Between LIS Education and Metadata in Practice *

*Date and Time: *September 26, 2023, 1:00-2:00 pm CDT (Live Webinar)
ALA Member Price: $71.10
Non Member Price: $79.00
Division Member Price: $57.67
** Core webinars are free for Core student members and all LIS faculty*

What are the key roles and core competencies demanded of metadata
professionals in the current and future library environment? And what
knowledge and skill sets are cultivated in the modern Library and
Information Science (LIS) metadata curricula? Is there a gap between LIS
education and expectations of entry-level metadata practitioners and how to
strike a balance between the theory and practice? And how could graduate
students be well prepared to step into a real metadata profession? More
importantly, is equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) reflected in LIS
education and metadata curricula and how? This panel session invites four
panelists (LIS educator, graduate student, and metadata managers) to
discuss these questions. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the
current metadata curricula and LIS education transformation, core
competencies required for entry-level metadata librarians, and the
embedding of EDI in metadata education and practice. Attendees will leave
the session with more insight and strategies to bridge the gap between LIS
education and metadata in practice. Graduate students could be more
prepared for a pursuit of metadata careers.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this webinar, attendees will:

   - Have a better understanding of the current metadata curricula, and
   Library and Information Science education transformation;
   - Have a better understanding of core competencies required for
   entry-level metadata librarians; and
   - Have insight and strategies to embed equity, diversity, and inclusion
   in metadata education and practice.

Who Should Attend: LIS educators, MLIS students, metadata librarians,
metadata managers, and metadata enthusiasts.

Dr. Karen M. Wickett is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information
Sciences at the University of Illinois. Her research areas include
information organization, metadata, knowledge organization, and data
modeling. Dr. Wickett is most interested in the analysis of common concepts
and data models in information systems. Examining the assumptions and
models behind these systems and artifacts can reveal bias and help us
understand the role of information systems in societal oppression.

Myung-Ja (MJ) K. Han is a Professor and Head of Acquisitions and Cataloging
Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. Her
research interests include interoperability of metadata, relationships
between collection description and item-level metadata, issues on
bibliographic control in the digital library environment, and semantic web
and linked data.

Stephanie Luke (she/her) is Assistant Professor-Metadata Librarian at the
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She received an MA in English and
a MLS with a specialization in rare books and manuscript librarianship,
both from Indiana University-Bloomington. She has worked in libraries for
seven years.

Sarah Rebecca Gaglio is a MS student in Library and Information Science at
the School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign. She is on CARLI (Consortium of Academic and Research
Libraries in Illinois) Building Diversity Program and works as a graduate
assistant at the Loyola University Chicago (Spring '23) and University of
Illinois Chicago (Fall '22).

Tech Requirements
Core Webinars are held in Zoom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the
presentation are required. You may interact with the presenter and ask
questions through text-based chat. Closed captioning is available in the
Zoom platform. The webcast will be recorded and the link to the
recording shared with registrants shortly after the live event.


Online: Register through the ALA eLearning page
Pricing information available at this link.

By phone: 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service

By mail: To register by check or purchase order, please email
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or registration form.

Core Code of Conduct: Please review the Statement of Conduct
<http://www.ala.org/core/about/statement-of-conduct> before registering.

*On behalf of the ALA Core Metadata Interest Group.*


If you have a question or need to make arrangements for special assistance
or additional accessibility, please contact Mia Blixt-Shehan (
mblixtshehan at ala.org).
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Katherine Manifold, MLIS
Catalog Metadata Integrity Librarian


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