Jeannette Thompson



Jeannette Thompson


Head, Database Management


(504) 862-8574


Database Management


The Head of Database Management is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all activities for the Database Management Department of the Technical Services Division. Responsibilities of the department include: adds, relocates, withdrawals, and reinstatements; authority control; binding; Federal Depository government document receipts; physical processing; serials check-in; receipt and processing of Tulane University theses; and database enhancement in all processes, involving the update and correction of Voyager data. Librarian participates in library-wide coordination of batch processing initiatives.  In addition, the librarian oversees the cataloging of music materials by library staff and an off-site cataloging vendor.

Degrees & Professional Certifications

  • M.S., Library Science — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.Mus., Music History — University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • B.Mus., Sacred Music — Nebraska Wesleyan University

Professional Affiliations

  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • ALA section memberships:
  • Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)
  • Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
  • Government Documents (GODORT)
  • Music Library Association (MLA) 
  • Music Library Association, Southeast Chapter (SEMLA)
  • Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG)

Professional Interests

FRBR applied to online catalogs; batch-editing capabilities for the online catalog; music cataloging.

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