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New Staff at Galter Library!

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Please join us in welcoming two new Cataloging and Metadata Librarians to our Collection Management and Metadata Services (CMMS) department at Galter Library!

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Violet Fox, MLIS, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Violet FoxViolet Fox has an MLIS from the University of Washington in Seattle and recently worked at the University of Nevada as the Digital Collections Wikimedian in Residence exposing underrepresented materials in Special Collections and the Archives. She has served as an editor for the Sears List of Subject Headings, the Dewey Decimal Classification, and is currently the social media editor for Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. Violet brings years of experience in academic cataloging and a broad knowledge of metadata workflows, services and information management systems 

She is passionate about the intersection of power and language and the opportunity within her role as a cataloging librarian to examine and uncover biases and use equitable descriptions and informed language. She is looking forward to applying her skillset to health sciences while engaging in ethical conversations about metadata specific to clinical research and literature. Violet believes that quality metadata is central to finding information and will be working within our CMMS team to enhance resource discoverability at Feinberg. We are thrilled to welcome her to the Galter team and are excited to have her expertise in supporting the education and emerging research at Feinberg.

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Lindsey O’Brien, MLIS, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Lindsey O’Brien received her MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is coming to Galter from the Newberry Library where she worked as the Cataloging Projects Librarian overseeing original and copy cataloging in various formats with a specific emphasis on geographic materials. Over the past 12 years, Lindsey has served in a variety of roles at the Newberry gaining a diversified background in collection management and is an active member of several professional associations including the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the American Library Association (ALA), and the Chicago Area Archivists (CAA).  

Lindsey is interested in the way that metadata impacts the accessibility and discoverability of health information and is passionate about empowering people to find the resources they need to make educated health decisions. She is excited about using search methodologies that are applied to health sciences as a framework to develop metadata that best supports researchers’ needs. With a background in humanities, she is looking forward to supporting interdisciplinary research and contributing to the collaborations and projects of our CMMS team. We are excited to welcome Lindsey to Galter and know that her experience and background will be a great addition to our team and the work we do to support the Feinberg community.

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Updated: June 16, 2022