Rebecca R. Malek-Wiley



Rebecca R. Malek-Wiley


Catalog Librarian: Principal Cataloger


(504) 247-1812




The Catalog Librarian: Principal Cataloger is responsible for original and other complex cataloging of library materials in various languages and formats; providing cataloging training, documentation, and consultation as a resource on cataloging questions; and participation in planning local cataloging policies and procedures. In addition, the current Principal Cataloger serves as bibliographer for Classical Studies and Religious Studies.

Degrees & Professional Certifications

A.M.L.S., University of Michigan

(including graduate study in archival administration, history, and papyrology)

B.A. (History), Tulane University

Professional Affiliations

American Library Association (ALA)

    Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

  • Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Section (AAMES)
  • Western European Studies Section (WESS)

    International Relations Round Table (IRRT)

ACRL/Louisiana Chapter

Professional Activities

Selected committee service

ACRL Western European Studies Section:

Executive Committee, 2002-2008; Secretary, 2004-2005; Publications Committee, 2001-2005 (chair 2003-2004), 2013- ; Cataloging Discussion Group chair (2006-2007), acting chair (Jan. 2013); WESS conference program planning committees for 2002, 2006, 2011; Nominating Committee, 2005-2008 (chair 2006-2008)

Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC):

BIBCO Operations Committee, 2002-2004; PCC Standing Committee on Training: BIBCO Standard Record Training Documentation Task Group, 2010; BIBCO Training Materials Revision Group, 2007-2008; co-chair, Task Group on PCC Participant and Training Documentation, 2000-2001

ACRL/Louisiana Chapter Membership Committee:  chair, 1997-1998, 2000-2005

Selected publications

Reference Reviews Europe (RRE): editor of original reviews, contributor, v. 12 (2006) to date.

European Film Studies: bibliography to accompany WESS 2011 Conference Program: contributor and primary editor.

Immigration, Ethnicities, and Historical Research in New Orleans: WESS 2006 Conference Program: primary contributor to Web page of background information (text, bibliographies, photographs)

BIBCO Training Manual. 4th ed. Washington, DC: Program for Cooperative Cataloging, 2004. Co-editor, contributor to updated and expanded edition.

“USMARC Format Integration and Archives,” Southwestern Archivist, v. 17, no. 2-3 (Fall/Winter 1993/94), p. 6-9.

“USMARC Format Integration: An Overview,” LLA Bulletin, v. 56, no. 2 (Fall 1993), p. 93-102.

“P. Mich. Inv. 146: Copies of Official Correspondence," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, Bd. 46 (1982), p. 214-220.

Professional Interests

Developments in cataloguing approaches and standards; European studies and general international librarianship; classical studies and religious studies collection development.

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