ResponsibilitesThe 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.
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
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 InterestsDevelopments in cataloguing approaches and standards
European studies and general international librarianship
Classical studies and religious studies collection development