Wendy Sistrunk
Librarian III
Head, Metadata and Preservation Services
University of Missouri--Kansas City
Miller Nichols Library
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499

phone:  (816) 235-5291
fax:  (816) 333-5584
e-mail:  sistrunkw@umkc.edu


EDUCATION
:

1992 M.S., Library Science, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts
~ Internship, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Fall, 1991

1985 M.M., Vocal Performance, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
~ Honors and Awards: Regents Scholarship recipient, 1983, 1984

1983 B.M., cum laude, Applied Vocal Music, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
~ Honors and Awards: Certificate of Excellence, 1983; Music Guild Scholarship recipient, 1979,1980,1981,1982; Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Golden Key National Honor Society (academic honorary societies); Mu Phi Epsilon (musical honorary fraternity); Theta Alpha Phi (theatrical honorary fraternity)




PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY EXPERIENCE:

1996-present

HEAD, METADATA and PRESERVATION SERVICES
, University of Missouri--Kansas City, University Libraries, Cataloging and Access Management Dept., Kansas City, MO

DUTIES

  • The Head of Metadata and Preservation Services position is responsible for bibliographic organization and maintenance of collection resources in all formats for the University Libraries, including the following: Dental Library, Health Sciences Library, LaBudde Special Collections and Archives, Marr Sound Archives, Miller Nichols Library, and the Music/Media Library.
  • Perform original cataloging and retrospective conversion of materials in all formats. Create authority records for all access points, as required.
  • Assist in maintaining the integrity of the online catalog. Oversee the management of operations involving MARC cataloging, metadata management, and catalog maintenance, processing, and preservation of physical materials.
  • Plan, coordinate, and evaluate daily operations of special cataloging projects.
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate four Library Specialists (4.0 FTE) and two student assistants (1.0 FTE); coordinating goals with the Collections and Access Services unit and the Collections & Discovery Services division, which serves the entire University Libraries.
  • Participate and report on professional activities.
  • Keep current with national developments in the field of academic librarianship, metadata, and preservation.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Promoted to the rank of Librarian II in 1999 and to the rank of Librarian III in 2008.
  • Active participation in the national NACO (Name Authority Cooperative Program) and NACO Music Project which entails creating authoritative versions of names (individual, corporate, conference, title) according to stringent national standards, and contributing these headings into a national online catalog database.
  • Oversee the provision of bibliographic access to items in the University Libraries (Miller Nichols Library, Music/Media Library, Marr Sound Archives, LaBudde Department of Special Collections, Health Sciences Library, and the Dental Library).
  • Contributed to the successful completion of a Mellon Foundation grant three-year project to catalog 9949 transcription discs as part of the J. David Goldin Collection in the Marr Sound Archive. Project successfully completed 2011.
  • Contributed to the application for UMKC as one of the first recipients of a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Digital Imaging grant from the Missouri State Library.  Oversaw the bibliographic description of over 250 analog and digital items for the online exhibit Voices of World War II: Experiences from the Front and at Home.  Developed “best practices” for providing online access to digital audio collections.  Site launched in September, 2002.
  • Oversaw the project to provide bibliographic access to all 869 items in the Kansas City Sheet Music Collection that formed the basis for the libraries’ online exhibit, launched in April, 2003. Oversaw the project to provide bibliographic access to over 5100 items in the Popular American Music Sheet Music Collection housed in the Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections.
  • Provided bibliographic access to over 300 items of WWI sheet music and sound recordings that formed the basis for the libraries’ online exhibit on WWI music, in concert with the grand re-opening of Kansas City’s Liberty Memorial Museum.  Site launched in December, 2006.
  • Provided bibliographic access to the rare and unique Frank Driggs cassette collection of oral histories of jazz personalities.
  • Oversaw several projects to reclass materials for the Music/Media Library including over 14,000 scores classified with the British Scores Classification System to Library of Congress classification, and 890 music videos with arbitrary call numbers to Library of Congress classification.
  • Successfully proposed reclassing and upgrading Library Assistant I to Library Specialist II, and finally to academic appointment of Special Formats Cataloger.

1994

ACTING HEAD, Tufts University, Music Library, Medford, MA

DUTIES

  • Managing the Music Library.
  • Developing and organizing the Music Library collections, services, equipment, facilities, and budget.
  • Supervising Music Library personnel, including one Library Assistant (1 FTE) and up to thirteen student assistants (3 FTE).

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 1994 STAR Team Work Award.
  • Sponsored first Music Faculty Appreciation Week.
  • Circulation statistics rose over 200% in less than one year.
  • Tripled storage space for new sound recording acquisitions.
  • Completed 15-year space needs projection.
  • Oversaw shifting of entire collection of music materials.
  • Created first finding aide for patrons accessing the computer to locate music materials.

1986

LIBRARY SUPERVISOR (temporary professional, academic position - at that time known as Library Assistant II), Arizona State University, Music Library, Tempe, AZ

DUTIES

  • Primary responsibilities included supervision of up eleven student assistants, their scheduling, hiring, and training.
  • Interviewing job applicants.
  • Processing overdue and class reserve materials.
  • Aiding in patron circulation and reference services.
  • Operating various types of audio equipment.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Maintained high standards of service and continued smooth operation and support of the music library during flux in library personnel.
Language Reading Proficiency:
French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish

TEACHING:

Site-Supervisor, Practicum, ISLT 7381, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri, June 14-August 18, 2017, 90 hours. Responsible for the education, training, and evaluation of one Masters degree candidate in the field of cataloging and metadata services for library materials, following national library metadata standards.

Site-Supervisor, Practicum, LI870, Emporia State University Library School, May-June, 2003, 120 hours. Responsible for the education, training, and evaluation of one Masters degree candidate in the field of music librarianship, reference service and bibliographic access to library materials following national library metadata standards.

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PRESENTATIONS:

"Mu Phi Epsilon: The Start of Something Great"; Keynote speaker; Mu Phi Epsilon District C2 Conference; Kansas City, Missouri; March 26, 2016. [Invited]

"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Student Assistant: Using the Skills of Students for Library Projects"; panelist; Midwest Chapter Music Library Association; Annual Meeting; Louisville, Kentucky; October 16, 2015.  [Invited]

“RDA Training at UMKC: Special Formats”; University Libraries, University of Missouri—Kansas City; September 25, 2013.

“RDA Training at UMKC”, with Kathleen Schweitzberger; University Libraries, University of Missouri—Kansas City; August 6,8,9, 2013.

Providing Bibliographic Access to Archival Sound Collections: The J. David Goldin Collection", with Sandy Rodriguez; Association for Recorded Sound Collections; Annual Meeting; Los Angeles, California; May 12, 2011.  [Invited]

“Plenary Session: Taiga, NextGen, and a Brave New World for Accessing Music"; moderator; Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG); San Diego, Calif.; March 20, 2010.  [Invited]

“Authority Records for Public Services: Perspectives from Cataloging and Reference"; Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG); Chicago, Illinois; February 18, 2009.  [Invited]

“Preserving Chapter History”
; Mu Phi Epsilon; Convention 2008; Jacksonville, Florida; August 2, 2008.  [Invited]

“Archival Collection: Preservation and Conservation”; Mu Phi Epsilon, Kansas City Alumni Chapter; Kansas City, Missouri; May 20, 2008. [Invited]

“Licensing Music", sponsored by the MLA Legislation Committee; moderator; Music Library Association; Newport, Rhode Island; February 21, 2008.  [Invited]

“Mu Phi Epsilon Composers & Authors: A Librarian’s Work on Creating a Finding Aid”
; Midwest Chapter Music Library Association; Annual Meeting; Cincinnati, Ohio; October 11, 2007. [Invited]

"Oddball Questions and Secret Sources"; panelist; Midwest Chapter Music Library Association; Annual Meeting; Lexington, Kentucky; October 21, 2005.  [Invited]

"The Whats, Whys, and Hows of Collection Level Cataloging ",
with F. Ann Dykas and Kathleen Schweitzberger; MOBIUS Users' Conference; Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri; June 8, 2005.  [Proposed/Accepted]

“Online Demonstration of MERLIN-OPAC Access to Audio Files for ‘Voices of World War II’ & Metadata Elements”; Tour for librarians from Croatia, organized by the International Visitor Program under the auspices of the U.S. State Department; University of Missouri—Kansas City; September 12, 2003. [Invited]

"The Assessment, Preservation, and Access of Audio Collections in the Digital Age"; panelist; Association for Recorded Sound Collections, Education and Training Committee and the Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin; Pre-Conference Workshop; Austin, Texas; March 30, 2005.  [Invited]

"What is Music Without a Composer?: Mu Phi Epsilon Composers & Authors"
, with Jean Putnam; Choice Shop presenter; Mu Phi Epsilon; Centennial Convention; Cincinnati, Ohio; August 8, 10, 2003. [Proposed/Accepted]

"Voices of World War II: Experiences from the Front and at Home"; panelist; Missouri Library Network Corporation; Missouri Digitization Conference 2003; Columbia, Missouri; February 19, 2003.  [Proposed/Accepted]

"Voices of World War II: Experiences from the Front and at Home"; panelist; KCUR radio, Up to Date, Steve Kraske, host; Kansas City, Missouri; December 9, 2002.  [Invited]

"LSTA Digital Imaging Grants: Presentation Projects Workshop"; panelist; Missouri State Library; Jefferson City, Missouri; September 13, 2002.  [Invited]

"Hearing is Believing: Digitizing Audio"; panelist; Missouri Library Network Corporation; Missouri Digitization Conference 2002; Columbia, Missouri; February 12, 2002.  [Proposed/Invited]

"Metadata Workshop";
panelist; Audio Engineering Society; 111th Annual Meeting; New York, New York; November 30, 2001.  [Invited]

"Roundtable on a UMKC Digital Library";
panelist; Libraries Directors' Group; University of Missouri--Kansas City; August 23, 2001.  [Invited]

"Audio Metadata"; panelist; DELOS-Audio Engineering Society; 110th Annual Meeting; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; May 11, 2001.  [Invited]

"Dating LPs." Poster session presented at the American Library Association Conference; New Orleans, Louisiana; June 26, 1999.  [Proposed/Accepted]

"Cataloging Popular/Non-Classical Music,"
with Patty Falk; Music Library Association Midwest Chapter; Cataloging Committee; Kalamazoo, Michigan; October 22, 1998.   [Proposed/Accepted]

"Dating LPs." Poster session presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Music Library Association; Boston, Massachusetts; February 13, 1998.  [Proposed/Accepted]


PUBLICATIONS:

BOOKS~

Sistrunk, Wendy, compiler. Mu Phi Epsilon Composers & Authors. Centennial edition. Long Beach, Calif.: Mu Phi Epsilon, 2003.

ARTICLES~

Eddy, Melissa. "Music Librarians: Curators of Musical Knowledge," Cover feature. Interviewee. The Triangle, vol. 101, issue 3 (Fall 2007): 12-13, 16.

Sistrunk, Wendy. "A Treasure Trove Available to Every Mu Phi." The Triangle, vol. 109, issue 3 (Fall 2015): 14-15.

Sistrunk, Wendy. "Dating LPs." Music Reference Services Quarterly, vol. 8, no. 4 (December 2004): 47-55.  

Sistrunk, Wendy. "Quality of LP Sound Recording Cataloging in OCLC: A Working Paper." Music OCLC Users Group Newsletter, no. 73 (August 1999): 10-14.  

WEB DOCUMENTS~

Sistrunk, Wendy. Mu Phi Epsilon Music Library & Archives, website, 2016-present. <<http://www.muphiepsilonlibrary.org/>> [Accessed 27 October 2017].

Sistrunk, Wendy. "Mu Phi Epsilon." Music Library Association Women in Music Interest Group blog post, September 22, 2017 <<http://mlawomenblog.blogspot.com/2017/09/mu-phi-epsilon.html>> [Accessed 27 October 2-017].

Sistrunk, Wendy. “Dating LPs.” <<http://s.web.umkc.edu/sistrunkw/poster.htm>> [Accessed 15 May 2007].

Sistrunk, Wendy. “Metadata: An Overview with Examples.” <<http://s.web.umkc.edu/sistrunkw/MLNC.htm>> [Accessed 15 May 2007].

The University of Missouri—Kansas City Libraries. “Voices of World War II: Experiences from the Front and at Home.”  <<http://www.umkc.edu/lib/spec-col/ww2/main.htm>> [Accessed 14 May 2007].

REVIEWS~

Sistrunk, Wendy. Review of Survey of the State of Audio Collections in Academic Libraries by Abby Smith, David Randall Allen, and Karen Allen. ARSC Journal vol. 36, no. 1 (Spring 2005): 105.  [Refereed; Invited]

Sistrunk, Wendy. Review of Treatises on Singing: A Select Collection of the Most Admired Songs, Duetts, &c. and, The Singer's Preceptor by Domenico Corri. A four-volume anthology edited with introductions by Richard Maunder. MLA Notes vol. 54, no. 3 (March 1998): 775-779.  [Refereed; Invited]

REPORTS (Select) ~

Sistrunk, Wendy. "Cataloging Committee Report." Midwest Note-Book: The Publication of the Midwest Chapter of the Music Library Association vol. 9, no. 3 (January 2001): 6-7.

Sistrunk, Wendy. "Cataloging Committee Report." Midwest Note-Book: The Publication of the Midwest Chapter of the Music Library Association vol. 9, no. 3 (January 2001): 6-7.

Sistrunk, Wendy. "Cataloging Committee Report." Midwest Note-Book: The Publication of the Midwest Chapter of the Music Library Association vol. 9, no. 3 (January 2001): 6-7.

Sistrunk, Wendy. "Music OCLC Users' Group Liaison Report"; OLAC Newsletter vol. 20, no. 4 (December 2000): 43-44.

Sistrunk, Wendy. "Music OCLC Users' Group Report"; OLAC Newsletter vol. 20, no. 2 (June 2000): 17-18.

Sistrunk, Wendy."Music OCLC Users' Group Conference Report"; OLAC Newsletter vol. 20, no. 1 (March 2000): 33.

Sistrunk, Wendy. "Cataloging Committee Report." Midwest Note-Book: The Publication of the Midwest Chapter of the Music Library Association vol. 8, no. 3 (January 2000): 10.

Sistrunk, Wendy. "Report from OLAC." Music OCLC Users Group Newsletter, no. 75 (May 2000):

Sistrunk, Wendy. "Report from OLAC." Music OCLC Users Group Newsletter, no. 73 (August 1999): 14-15.

Sistrunk, Wendy. "Cataloging Committee Report." Midwest Note-Book: The Publication of the Midwest Chapter of the Music Library Association vol. 7, nos. 1-3 (May 1998-January 1999): 8.

Sistrunk, Wendy. "Music OCLC Users' Group Report." OLAC Newsletter vol. 18, no. 4 (December 1998): 33.

Sistrunk, Wendy. "Cataloging Toys, Games, and Realia Using AACR2 Conference Report" by Nancy B. Olson. OLAC Newsletter vol. 18, no. 4 (December 1998): 25-26.

Sistrunk, Wendy. "Online Audio-Visual Catalogers Report." Music OCLC Users Group Newsletter, no. 72 (May 1999): 29.

Sistrunk, Wendy. "NEMLA Chapter Report." MLA Newsletter, no. 101 (May-June 1995): 7.

Sistrunk, Wendy. "New England Technical Services Librarians Spring Conference Report." Music Library Association New England Chapter Newsletter, no. 106 (June/July 1995): 5-6.

Sistrunk, Wendy. "Review of the New England Chapter Spring Meeting." Music Library Association New England Chapter Newsletter, no. 106 (June/July 1995): 1.

Fons, Theodore A. and Wendy Sistrunk. "The Future of Technical Services: A Report on the NETSL Spring Conference." ALCTS Newsletter vol. 6, no. 4 (1995): 52-54.

Fons, Theodore A. and Wendy Sistrunk. "Reality Check: Creating and Adapting to Change: The New England Technical Services Librarians 1995 Spring Conference." New England Libraries vol. 27, no. 4 (July 1995): 3-6.

Sistrunk, Wendy. "Ask MLA: Preservation Issues for Music Media Materials." Music Library Association New England Chapter Newsletter, no. 105 (March 1995): 5-6.

Sistrunk, Wendy. "Plenary Session II: Dance, Music, Librarianship." Music Library Association New England Chapter Newsletter, no. 101 (March 1994): 4-5.

OTHER ~

Music Library Association Legislation Committee. “Written Comments Responding to Section 108 Study Group: Copyright Exceptions for Libraries and Archives (Federal Register 71.232 (4 Dec. 2006) pp. 70434-70440).” March 15, 2007.

Sistrunk, Wendy. 48 abstracts. Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM). New York: RILM, 1999-2002.  [Invited]

Sistrunk, Wendy. Program notes. Choral Works of the Twentieth Century: Featuring the Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Marjorie Merryman, Robert Evett, Arnold Schoenberg. Boston: Chorus pro Musica, concert, November 4, 1994.  [Invited]

HONORS/AWARDS:

• Mu Phi Epsilon Presidential Award of Merit, 2005.
• Cited as an individual who "contributed significantly to a student's intellectual and personal development," Survey, Class of 1994, Tufts University.
• Membership in Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Theta Alpha Phi, Mu Phi Epsilon, Golden Key National Honor Society.



SERVICE


Professional Activities/Service:

International

Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC): member, 1996-2000; 2009-present.          
            Board of Directors: Secretary, 2013-2015. (Elected)
                 Major Accomplishments: Created Secretary's Handbook; Complied ARSC Bulletin no. 48 (2014) and Bulletin no. 49 (2015).
            Cataloging Committee: Co-Chair, 2014-present ; member, 1996-2000; 2009-present.  (Appointed)
                    DACS Subcommittee: member, 2010-present.  (Appointed)
            Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, 2018-present. (Appointed)
            Local Arrangements Committee: Co-Chair, 2012-2013 (Appointed)           
            Membership Committee: Chair, 1997-1999; member, 2015-present. (Appointed)
                 Major Accomplishments: Membership rose by 37% during my tenure as chair.
            Membership & Enhancement Committee: Co-Chair, 1999-2000. (Appointed)           
            Online Discography Ad Hoc Subcommittee: member, 1999-2000.  (Appointed)           
            Online Discography Ad Hoc Subcommittee electronic discussion list: Co-Moderator, 1999-2000.  (Appointed)
            Nominating Committee, Board of Directors: member, 2016-2017. (Appointed)
Audio Engineering Society (AES) Metadata Harmonization Taskgroup: member, 2000-2002. (Appointed)
            Standards Writing Team (AESCC-03-06A), 2000-2002. (Appointed)
                Major Accomplishments: Standard for Descriptive Metadata for Audio Objects published December 24, 2002.
International Association of Music Libraries,
Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML): member, 2016-present.
• International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives
(IASA): member, 2016-present.
Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity:
            International Librarian, 1998-present.  (Appointed)
                Major Accomplishments: Recipient of Presidential Award of Merit, 2005; Compiled 2-volume, 654-page Mu Phi Epsilon Composers & Authors, Centennial edition, Long Beach, Calif.: Mu Phi Epsilon, 2003; Creator and
                master of the Library/Archives website; Opened OCLC/Worldcat account, cataloging holdings of the Library and Archive in national utility.
            Archives Chair, 2003-present.  (Appointed)
            Faculty Advisor, University of Missouri--Kansas City Alpha Kappa Chapter,
                        1997-1998; 2018-present.  (Appointed)
            Kansas City Alumni Chapter: member, 1996-present.
                        President, 1997-1999. (Elected)
            Triennial Meeting: Delegate, Tacoma, Washington, August 1998.  (Appointed)
            Boston Alumni Chapter: member, 1987-1996.
                        President, 1990-1992. (Elected)
            Kansas State University Mu Mu Collegiate Chapter: member, 1980-1983.
                        Secretary, 1982-1983. (Elected)
Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM): abstractor, 1999-2002. (Appointed)

National

Music Library Association (MLA): member, 1990-present.
            Advertising Manager, 2006-2011. (Appointed)
                        Responsible for providing advertising copy for MLA publications, maintaining advertising rates and specifications, communicating with clients, and preparing advertising invoices for the MLA Business Office. 
                        Major Accomplishments: In first year of appointment, advertising revenue rose 34%.
            Bibliographic Control Committee, Subject Access Subcommittee: member, 2001-2005.  (Appointed)
                        Responsible for formulating MLA policy on all matters related to access to music materials via subject, including document classification, thesauri of indexable terms, and capabilities for subject access to online
                        bibliographic records.
                        Major Accomplishments: Contributed to Subcommittee-sponsored pre-conference workshop on Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) for Music Librarians at MLA annual meeting, Washington, DC,
                        February 11, 2004
            Convention Manager, 2018-2020. (Appointed)
                         Reponsible for the arrangements for the annual meeting of the organization.
            Assistant Convention Manager, 2016-2018. (Appointed)
                        Along with the Conference Manager, is reponsible for the arrangements for the annual meeting of the organization.
            Development Committee: ad hoc member, 2006-2011.  (Appointed)
                        Responsible for planning a development program and implementing Board decisions regarding direction of the Association’s growth.    
            Diversity Committee: member, 2016-                     
            Legislation Committee: member, 2006-2010.  (Appointed)
                        Represents MLA at national and international copyright venues and is responsible for providing current information to the membership regarding the status of legislation and other legal matters likely to affect music
                        libraries. The Legislation Committee maintains the Copyright Guide on the MLA website (http://copyright.musiclibraryassoc.org/).
                        Major Accomplishments:  Contributed to: Committee's publication of “Written Comments Responding to Section 108 Study Group: Copyright Exceptions for Libraries and Archives (Federal Register 71.232 (4 Dec.
                        2006) pp. 70434-70440).” March 15, 2007; Sponsored MLA annual meeting plenary sessions on copyright: February 23, 2006, Memphis, TN; February 21, 2008, Newport, RI; February 20, 2009, Chicago,
                        IL.                    
            Publications Committee: ad hoc member, 2006-2011.  (Appointed)
                        Responsible for establishing general policies and procedures related to MLA’s publications program and formulates over-all policy regarding standards, budgeting, pricing, and advertising and distribution.
                        Major Accomplishments: Created Advertising Manager's Handbook
            Search Committee, Assistant Convention Manager/Convention Manager: Chair, 2017-2018. (Appointed)
                        Major Accomplishments: Search ended in MLA Board appointment of successful candidate during 2018 annual meeting.
            Search Committee, Advertising Manager: Chair, 2014-2015. (Appointed)
                        Major Accomplishments: Search ended in MLA Board appointment of successful candidate during 2015 annual meeting.
            Technical Services Roundtable: Co-Coordinator, 2003-2007. (Appointed)
                        Responsible for coordinating annual programs and leading discussions on topics of interest about Technical Services in libraries and archives.
                        Major Accomplishments: Sponsored three formal presentations at MLA annual meetings: “The Connexion Client: An Introduction to OCLC’s Newest Cataloging Interface,” Washington, DC, February 14, 2004;
                       
"Technical Services from Home", Vancouver, BC, February 19, 2005; "Genre Terms: Definition, Use, Application" with the Subject Access Sub-Committee, Memphis, TN, February 24, 2006.
            75th Anniversary Committee: member, 2003-2006. (Appointed)
                        Responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing all activities associated with MLA’s 75th anniversary.                       
            Election Teller: 2001, 2002. (Appointed)
                        Responsible for assisting in the counting of ballots for the annual elections of MLA.
            Annual Meeting Mentor: 1998, 1999.  (Appointed)
                        Responsible for mentoring first-time attendees at the annual MLA meetings.
Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG): member, 1993-present.
            MOUG/OLAC Liaison: 1998-2001. (Appointed)
Name Authority Cooperative Project (NACO): 1998-present. (Independent status: national review of work no longer required)
            NACO Music Project (NMP): 1998-present. (Independent status: national review of name heading work no longer required)
            NACO AV Project (NACO-AV): 2000-2017.
                        NACO libraries participate in the national initiative to create authoritative versions of names (individual, corporate, conference, title) according to stringent national standards, and contribute these headings into a national
                        online catalog database.
National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access, Grants
            Review Panel VI: Music and Dance, Fall, 2006. (Appointed)
Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC): member, 1996-present.
            OLAC/MOUG 2014 Conference Local Arrangements/Program Committee: Chair. (Appointed)
            OLAC/MOUG Liaison: 1998-2001. (Appointed)
            OLAC/MOUG 2000 Conference Program Committee: member. (Appointed)
• Cataloging & Classification Quarterly (AV cataloging issue): article reviewer, 2000. (Invited)

Regional

Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Notary Public, 1987-1995. (Appointed)
Kansas State Choirs Advisory Council: member, 2004-2006. (Appointed)
           
Recruitment & Public Relations Committee: Chair, 2004-2006. (Appointed)
Music Library Association Midwest Chapter: member, 1996-present.
            Program Committee: 2008
            Cataloging Committee: member, 1996-present.  (Appointed)
                        Chair, 1998-2004. (Elected)
                Major Accomplishments: Sponsor and contributor to MLAMW annual meeting panel, "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Student Assistant: Using the Skills of Students for Library Projects", Louisville, Kentucky, October 16, 2015;
                        Contributor to Committee meeting presentation, "Cataloging Popular/Non-Classical Music," with Patty Falk, Kalamazoo, Michigan, October 22, 1998.
            Technology, Archives, Preservation, and Sound (TAPS) Committee: member, 1997-present.  (Appointed)
            Publications Committee: member, 2000-present.  (Appointed)
                Major Accomplishments: Scanned select Midwest Notebook issues in preparation for 75th Anniversary of Chapter; Scanned all programs of meetings.
Missouri State Library: Digital Imaging Grants Review Committee, 2006-2011.  (Appointed)
            Major Accomplishments: Contributed to tightening up of metadata standards in grant application.
New England Music Library Association (NEMLA): member, 1990-1996.
            Member-At-Large, 1995-1996. (Elected)

Local

UMKC
           
Search Committee, Director of Police, University of Missouri--Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, 2000.  (Appointed by the Chair of Faculty Senate)
UMKC Faculty Senate: Library Senator, 1998, 2000-2002, 2006-2007.  (Elected by Librarians’ Council, the faculty governance body for the UMKC libraries.)
            Academic Issues Committee: member, 2000-2002.
UMKC University Libraries:
            Search Committee, Music/Media Librarian: Chair, 2012. (Appointed)
            Search Committee, Special Project Cataloger: Chair, 2008. (Appointed)
            Search Committee, Reference Librarian - Library Instruction Coordinator: member, 2006. (Appointed)
            Dean's Transition Team: member, 2004-2005.  (Appointed by the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.)
            Search Committee, Serials Acquisitions Librarian: member, 2002-2003. (Appointed)
            Search Committee, Catalog Librarian: member, 1999-2002. (Appointed)
            Search Committee, Humanities Reference Librarian: member, 1998. (Appointed)
            Search Committee, Social Sciences Reference Librarian: member, 1998. (Appointed)
            Staff Announcements Committee: member, 1996-1998. (Appointed)
                        Chair, 1997-1998. (Elected)
UMKC University Libraries Librarians' Council: member, 1996-present.
            Chair, 2006-2007. (Elected)
                        The Chair presides over meetings of the Librarians’ Council and represents the Librarians’ Council on the UMKC Faculty Senate.
            Vice Chair, 1998-1999.  (Elected)
                        The Vice Chair coordinates programs for Librarians’ Council meetings and assists the Chair.
            Secretary, 1996-1997, 2016-2017. (Elected)
                        The Secretary is responsible for a record of all meetings of Librarians’ Council and prepares written memos required.
            Parliamentarian, 2004-2005. (Appointed)
                        The Parliamentarian advises the Chair on issues of Parliamentary procedure and serves as chair of any ad hoc committee concerned with Bylaws.
            At-Large Faculty Senator, 1998, 2002-2002. (Elected)
                        The At-Large Faculty Senator represents the Librarians’ Council on the UMKC Faculty Senate.
            Budget & Fiscal Affairs Committee: member, 2002-2004, 2006-2007. (Elected)
                        Budget & Fiscal Affairs Committee: member, 2002-2004, 2006-2007. (Elected)
                        Chair, 2003-2004. (Elected)
                        This UM system-mandated Committee makes budgetary recommendations to the Dean of Libraries.
            Promotion and Appointment Committee: member, 2006-2008; 2012-2014; 2017-2019. (Elected)
                        Chair, 2012-13. (Elected)
                        Co-Chair, 2006. (Elected)
                        This UM system-mandated Committee prepares and evaluates promotion portfolios for library faculty and makes recommendations to the Dean of Libraries.  Portfolios go through an external review process and are
                        reviewed by the Campus Promotion & Tenure Committee.
            Administrative Issues Committee: member, 2005-2006. (Elected)
                        Chair, 2006. (Elected)
                        This Committee administers the procedures for the nominations and elections of the Librarians’ Council officers, committee members, and faculty senators and maintains the Librarians’ Council Handbook.
            Administrative Issues Task Force: Chair, 2002; 2015. (Elected)
                        This Task Force reviews the committee structure of Librarians’ Council and makes recommendations for renaming and reorganization.
            Faculty Welfare and Development Committee: member, 1997-2000; 2016-2017. (Elected)
                        This Committee promotes and advances the academic, professional, and work-related interests of librarian faculty, including the review of Development Leave requests.
            Ad Hoc Document Review & Retention Committee: member, 1998. (Appointed)
                        This Committee reviews the document of Librarians’ Council and makes recommendations to the membership on the reorganization of these materials.
Kansas City Public Library Friends of the Library: Board member, 2005-2007. (Elected)
The Kansas City Singers: member, 2001-2007. (Auditioned)
            General Manager, 2001-2002.  (Appointed)
            Major Accomplishments: Gold Cup winners at the 2004 International Choral Festival in Verona, Italy (Concorso Internazionale Di Canto Corale - Misto Populare).
Fine Arts Chorale: member, 2001-2003. (Auditioned)
            Board member, 2002-2003. (Appointed)
Madrigalia Bar Nonne: member, 1998-2004. (Auditioned)
            Board member, 2000-2003. (Elected)
Chorus pro Musica: member, 1989-1995. (Auditioned)
            Board member, 1991-1995. (Appointed)

Additional Library Committee Work:

Staff Awards Recognition Committee,
Tufts University, Tisch Library, Medford, Massachusetts: Chair, 1994-1996.

Library Staff Online Bulletin Board Committee, Tufts University, Tisch Library, Medford, Massachusetts: Chair, 1994-1996.

Square Committee (for the reorganization of department online procedural files), Tufts University, Tisch Library, Medford, Massachusetts, 1993-1994.



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Seminars/Webinars and Workshops (partial):

Meet Me at the Table: Understanding Your Privilege (And What to Do About It), University of Missouri--Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, March 5, 2018.

Writing Your Preservation Assistant Grant, sponsored by the Northeast Document Conservation Center, (attended in) Kansas City, Missouri, February 23, 2018.

Shots Fired: Guidance for Surviving an Active Shooter Situation,
University of Missouri--Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, December 19, 2017.

Meet Me at the Table: Communicating Respectfully in a Diverse World,
University of Missouri--Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, November 8, 2017.

Cultivating Resilience, University of Missouri--Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, July 20, 2017.

Meet Me at the Table: The Science of Unconscious Bias & Its Professional Implications, University of Missouri--Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, July 10, 2017.

Organizational Change, University of Missouri--Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, June 26, 2017.

Digital Preservation: What is (Y)our Responsibility?, University of Missouri--Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, June 22, 2017.

Make Your Workplace Safe from Bad Behavior,
University of Missouri--Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, June 14, 2017.

Designing a Roadmap to Staff Accountability
,
University of Missouri--Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, May 18, 2017.

Crucial Conversations: How to Talk to Each Oher Before You Get Upset,
University of Missouri--Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, March 9, 2017.

Workshop: Introduction to LC’s Music Medium of Performance and Genre Vocabularies
, sponsored by the Music Library Association, (attended in) Kansas City, Missouri, October 28, 2015.

Worldcat Metadata Globalization: An Introduction
, sponsored by OCLC, (attended in) Kansas City, Missouri, August 25, 2015.

Linked Data & RDF: New Frontiers in Metadata and Access
, sponsored by Amigos, (attended in) Kansas City, Missouri, April 23, 2015.

Tracing the Evolution of Linked Data
, Collective Insight, OCLC, (attended in) Kansas City, Missouri, June 2, 2014.

Is RDA on Your RaDAr?, Amigos Online Conference, (attended in) Kansas City, Missouri, February 20, 2014.

Planning and Describing Your Work with P&T in Mind, sponsored by ALCTS, (attended in) Kansas City, Missouri, April 23, 2014.

RDA for Music, Music Library Association Workshop: MLA Webinars
        "Popular Music, Jazz, and World Music Audio Recordings," (attended in) Kansas City, Missouri, April 17, 2014.
        "Notated Music (Scores)," (attended in) Kansas City, Missouri, July 31, 2014.
        "Classical Music Audio Recordings," (attended in) Kansas City, Missouri, October 2, 2014.

All RDA in NACO teaching modules, hosted by the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), (attended in) Kansas City, Missouri, September-October, 2013.

Introduction to CONTENTdm® for Virtually Missouri Users, Missouri Library Network Association, Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, Missouri, February 8, 2007.

Copyright Issues for Digitization Projects, Missouri Library Network Association, Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, Missouri, December 8, 2005.

Survival Skills for Supervisors,
Kansas City Metropolitan Library & Information Network, Kansas City Public Library, West Wyandotte Branch, March 8, 2005.

The Music of America on Paper, Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 7-11, 2004.

Library of Congress Subject Headings for Music Librarians Workshop, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, February 11, 2004.

Career Alignment: Matching Personal and Organizational Growth,
University of Missouri--Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, December 3, 1996.

Lessons in Leadership (videoconference):
            "The FORTUNE 500 Forum"
and "Organizational Effectiveness" with Dr. Covey, (attended in) Overland Park, Kansas, November 15, 1996.
            "Group Effectiveness"
with Dr. Covey, (attended in) Overland Park, Kansas, October 23, 1996.
            "How to Make Your Team Unstoppable"
with Dr. Covey, Dr. Peters, and Dr. Senge, (attended in) Overland Park, Kansas, September 12, 1996.

Think On Your Feet: Communicate with Confidence!, University of Missouri--Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, October 1, 1996.

Workshop in Music Cataloging, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, June 10-14, 1996.

Excellence in Customer Service Training Program, University of Missouri--Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, March 14, 1996.

Institute on the Art and Politics of Proposal Writing, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, March 25, 1995.

Score Tagging/Cataloging Workshop, sponsored by the Music OCLC Users Group, Atlanta, Georgia, February 7, 1995.

International Videoconference on the Electronic Library, (attended in) Medford, Massachusetts, October 4, 1994.

Implementing USMARC Format Integration, sponsored by the Association for Collections & Technical Services, Worcester, Massachusetts, April 26, 1993.

NELINET workshops:
            Sound Recordings Tagging on PRISM,
Newton, Massachusetts, May, 1992.
            Books Tagging Workshop,
Newton, Massachusetts, April, 1992.
            Copy Cataloging Using the OCLC PRISM Service,
Newton, Massachusetts, April, 1992.
            PRISM Service: Searching Basics,
Newton, Massachusetts, March 17, 1992.
            PRISM Service: Searching Update,
Newton, Massachusetts, January, 1992.

Music Librarianship in America, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 5-7, 1989.



Attendance at Professional Meetings:

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (ALA)~
Annual Meeting,
New Orleans, Louisiana, June 26-29, 1999.

The ASSOCIATION for RECORDED SOUND COLLECTIONS (ARSC)~
Annual Meeting,
San Antonio, Texas, May 10-13, 2017.
Annual Meeting,
Bloomington, Indiana, May 11-14, 2016.
Annual Meeting,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 26-30, 2015.
Annual Meeting,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, May 13-18, 2014.
Annual Meeting,
Kansas City, Missouri, May 15-18, 2013.
Annual Meeting,
Rochester, New York, May 15-19, 2012.
Annual Meeting,
Los Angeles, California, May 12-15, 2011.
Annual Meeting,
New Orleans, Louisiana, May 19-22, 2010.
Annual Meeting,
Washington, DC, May 27-30, 2009.
Annual Meeting,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, May 31-June 3, 2000.
Annual Meeting,
Madison, Wisconsin, May 19-22, 1999.
Annual Meeting, Syracuse, New York, May 20-23, 1998.
Annual Meeting
, Nashville, Tennessee, April 30-May 3, 1997.
Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, May 8-11, 1996.

AUDIO ENGINEERING SOCIETY (AES)~
111th Convention,
New York, New York, November 30-December 3, 2001.
DELOS Workshop; AES Task Group Meeting,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 8-13, 2001.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION of MUSIC LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES and DOCUMENTATION CENTRES (IAML)~
Meeting,
Montréal, Canada, July 23-28, 2012.
1st Pan-American Regional Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February 22-26, 2017.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION of SOUND and AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVES (IASA)~
Meeting,
Washington, DC, September 25-29, 2016.

MIDWEST CHAPTER of MUSIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION~
Annual Meeting,
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, October 13-15, 2016.
Annual Meeting,
Louisville, Kentucky, October 15-17, 2015.
Annual Meeting,
Kansas City, Missouri, October 23-25, 2008.
Annual Meeting,
Cincinnati, Ohio, October 11-13, 2007.
Annual Meeting,
Lexington, Kentucky, October 20-22, 2005.
Annual Meeting,
St. Louis, Missouri, October 7-9, 2004.
Annual Meeting,
Bloomington, Illinois, October 17-19, 2002.
Annual Meeting,
Madison, Wisconsin, September. 28-30, 2000.
Annual Meeting,
Oak Park, Illinois, October 21-23, 1999.
Annual Meeting,
Kalamazoo, Michigan, October 22-24, 1998.
Annual Meeting,
, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 16-18. 1997.
Annual Meeting,, Notre Dame, Indiana, October 31-November 2, 1996.

MUSIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (MLA)~
87th Annual Meeting, P
ortland, Oregon, January 31-February 4, 2018.
86th Annual Meeting,
Orlando, Florida, February 22-26, 2017.
85th Annual Meeting,
Cincinnati, Ohio, February 29-March 6, 2016.
84th Annual Meeting,
Denver, Colorado, February 24-March 1, 2015.
83rd Annual Meeting,
Atlanta, Georgia, February 26-March 2, 2014.
82nd Annual Meeting,
San Jose, California, February 26-March 3, 2013.
81th Annual Meeting,
Dallas, Texas, February 15-19, 2012.
80th Annual Meeting,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 8-12, 2011.
79th Annual Meeting,
San Diego, California, March 21-25, 2010.
78th Annual Meeting,
Chicago, Illinois, February 18-21, 2009.
77th Annual Meeting,
Newport, Rhode Island, February 17-24, 2008.
76th Annual Meeting,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 25-March 3, 2007.
75th Annual Meeting,
Memphis, Tennessee, February 22-25, 2006.
74th Annual Meeting,
Vancouver, British Columbia, February 16-19, 2005.
73rd Annual Meeting,
Arlington, Virginia, February 11-15, 2004.
72nd Annual Meeting,
Austin, Texas, February 12-16, 2003.
71st Annual Meeting,
Las Vegas, Nevada, February 18-22, 2002.
70th Annual Meeting,
New York, New York, February 21-24, 2001.
69th Annual Meeting,
Louisville, Kentucky, February 23-26, 2000.
68th Annual Meeting,
Los Angeles, California, March 17-20, 1999.
67th Annual Meeting,
Boston, Massachusetts, February 11-15, 1998.
66th Annual Meeting,
New Orleans, Louisiana, January 29-February 1, 1997.
65th Annual Meeting,
Seattle, Washington, February 7-10, 1996.
64th Annual Meeting,
Atlanta, Georgia, February 8-11, 1995.
63rd Annual Meeting,
Kansas City, Missouri, March 1-6, 1994.
62nd Annual Meeting,
San Francisco, California, February 2-7, 1993.

MUSIC OCLC USERS GROUP (MOUG)~
(See also OLAC)
Annual Meeting,
C
incinnati, Ohio, March 1-2, 2016.
Annual Meeting,
Denver, Colorado, February 24-25, 2015.
Annual Meeting,
Atlanta, Georgia, February 25-26, 2014.
Annual Meeting,
San Diego, California, March 20-21, 2010.
Annual Meeting,
Chicago, Illinois, February 17-18, 2009.
Annual Meeting,
Louisville, Kentucky, February 22-23, 2000.
Annual Meeting,
Los Angeles, California, March 16-17, 1999.
Annual Meeting
, Boston, Massachusetts, February 10-11, 1998.
Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 28-29, 1997.
Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, February 6-7, 1996.
Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, February 7-8, 1995.
Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, March 1-2, 1994.
Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, February 1-2, 1993.

NEW ENGLAND MUSIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION~
Fall Meeting
, Middlebury, Vermont, October 19-21, 1995.
Spring Meeting, Waterville, Maine, April 29, 1995.
Spring Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island, May 14, 1994.
Fall Meeting, Lowell, Massachusetts, October 22, 1993.
Spring Meeting, New London, Connecticut, May 8, 1993.
Fall Meeting, Worcester, Massachusetts, October 16, 1992.

NEW ENGLAND TECHNICAL SERVICES LIBRARIANS~
Annual Meeting
, Worcester, Massachusetts, April 24, 1995.
Annual Meeting, Worcester, Massachusetts, April 22, 1994.
Annual Meeting, Worcester, Massachusetts, April 16, 1993.

ONLINE AUDIOVISUAL CATALOGERS, Inc. (OLAC) ~
OLAC/MOUG Joint Conference
,
Kansas City, Missouri, October 23-26, 2014.
2012 Conference
, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 18-21, 2012.
OLAC/MOUG Joint Conference
,
Cleveland, Ohio, September 26-28, 2008.
2006 Conference
, Mesa, Arizona, October 27-29, 2006.
2004 Conference,
Montréal, Canada, September 30-October 3, 2004.
OLAC/MOUG Joint Conference
,
Seattle, Washington, October 11-15, 2000.
1998 Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, November 4-7, 1998.
1996 Conference
, Denton, Texas, October 3-5, 1996.
OLAC/MOUG Decennial Conference, Oak Brook, Illinois, October 5-8, 1994.

SOUTHEAST MUSIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (SEMLA)~
Annual Meeting
, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 2-5, 2014.

Other Relevant Information: Member of Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Theta Alpha Phi, Mu Phi Epsilon, Golden Key National Honor Society, The Kansas City Singers, Madrigalia Bar Nonne, Carolers of Note, Boston Chorus pro Musica, Boston Opera Company, Boston Concert Opera Chorus, KSU Collegium Musicum



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