I have extensive and diverse experience utilizing information science techniques and methodologies to develop effective, sustainable solutions to meet the information, content, and knowledge management needs of a broad range of organizations, including manufacturing, e-business, professional services, enterprise software, publishing, and library data & services. I earned my MLIS and MBA degrees from Drexel University in Philadelphia, where I was also an adjunct professor teaching courses on content representation and management of information organizations. I am currently Executive Director Metadata Strategy & Operations at OCLC in Dublin Ohio.
I am passionate about the power of language and the ability for words to either open or close doors to knowledge. The majority of my 30 year career in information science has been spent designing and implementing descriptive metadata solutions that attempt to balance the efficiency of using shared terminology with the reality that all users most definitely do not share the same perspective or understanding. I am hopeful that the effort we are collectively starting through the Reimagine Descriptive Workflows Project will position our profession to move descriptive metadata practices to a more inclusive and effective place.