Joelen Pastva



 Joelen Pastva
 Interim Head, Collection Services and Acquisitions
 Metadata Librarian
 Phone: 312.503.6020


As Metadata Librarian I assist with complex cataloging, record maintenance, and providing access to the library's print and electronic resources. I monitor the metadata standards environment to ensure the library's practices are in line with nationally and internationally established best practices. I am also involved in the library's digital initiatives, helping with metadata enhancements, migrations, and other system implementations. I am interested in ontology development and finding ways to improve user experiences through library metadata.

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Publications and Presentations

  • Pastva, Joelen, Jonathan Shank, Ramune Kubilius, Karen Gutzman, and Madhuri Kaul. "Capturing and analyzing publication, citation, and usage data for contextual collection development." NASIG 32nd Annual Conference. Westin Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN. 9 June 2017. Conference presentation.
  • Pastva, Joelen. "Simplified cataloging for non-catalogers through FAST." Using FAST for Faster Workflows and Discovery. Association for Library Collections & Technical Services. 28 Sept. 2016. Webinar.
  • Pastva, Joelen. “Introduction to OpenRefine.” CARLI Technical Services Spring Forum. Heartland Community College, Normal, IL. 21 April 2016. Conference presentation.
  • Pastva, Joelen. “Simplified cataloging for non-catalogers through FAST.” ALA Midwinter Meeting. Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA. 9 Jan. 2016. Conference presentation.
  • Pastva, Joelen, Gwen Gregory, and Violet Fox. “Keep calm and carry on: the new technical services.” Creating the 21-st Century Academic Library. Ed. Brad Eden. Vol. 6. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, Nov. 2015. Print.
  • Pastva, Joelen and Valerie Harris. “PunkCore: Developing an Application Profile for the Culture of Punk.” Metadata Intersections: Bridging the Archipelago of Cultural Memory: International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications. Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. Austin, Texas. 10 Oct. 2014. Poster presentation.
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Other Professional Activities

  • ILA Best Practices Committee: 2016 - present
  • CARLI Technical Services Committee: 2015 - present
    • Chair, 2016/2017
  • ACLTS Standards Committee
    • Intern, 2014-2015 
    • Member 2015 - present
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Updated: August 11th, 2017 14:04