Philadelphia, PA · firstname.lastname@example.org
Master of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Music and Comparative Literature, minor in
American Indian Studies, California State University Long Beach
POSITIONS HELD AND EXPERIENCE
Head, Metadata Services, Drexel University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA
Lead and advise the Libraries’ efforts in planning, implementation, use, and
assessment of metadata content used in innovative tools, technologies, and
services involving a variety of formats. Assist the Director, Library Services &
Quality Improvement in planning, organizing, managing, and assessing the
Libraries’ efforts in providing and improving excellent service quality. Facilitate
the exposure of Drexel University research data to an international audience,
working closely with faculty researchers and principal investigators to assist in
the creation of metadata. Play a role in outreach and liaison work within the
campus and community as led by the Director, Library Academic Partnerships.
Consult within the Libraries and the University regarding metadata, workflows,
and discovery of resources. Lead the day-to-day functions of resource
description and processing for the Libraries, including quality control of metadata,
helping acquire bibliographic records from vendors, oversee/manage authorities
work, manage a review of and influence the selection of contracted work, and
maintain responsiveness to local requests and needs. Participate in the Libraries’
managerial leadership to evaluate and coordinate functional activities. Supervise
3 FTE paraprofessional and clerical staff.
Key projects and accomplishments:
• Implement Resource Description and Access (RDA) cataloging rules,
including staff training and catalog display. Complete retrospective
conversion of catalog database to RDA.
• Implement WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager and WorldCat
KnowledgeBase to streamline management of ebook cataloging and to
increase availability of electronic journal articles via interlibrary loan.
• Implement ProQuest ETD Administrator to allow electronic submission of
theses and dissertations, and develop a workflow for automated metadata
ingest to institutional repository and library catalog.
• Implement automated authority control processing.
• Implement shelf-ready physical processing for firm-ordered materials.
• Provide metadata consultation outside the library to optimize access to
departmental image collections.
• Combine formerly separate organizational units into an integrated
metadata and processing unit serving multiple sites.
• Document the libraries' infrastructure to support discovery services,
resulting in creation of new position, Manager of Discovery Systems.
Libraries. University of California. and monograph cataloging within the
Cataloging Department and throughout the Libraries. Perform
original and complex copy cataloging for electronic & digital resources and
archival collections. supervise. Rutgers University School of Communication & Information. metadata.Holly Tomren
De-duplicate the library catalog. manage.
New Brunswick. and evaluate the work of the
communication. Provide staff training and serve as resource person
regarding electronic resources.
Part-Time Lecturer. and training. plan. documenting. due to past practice of maintaining
separate records for separate locations. including mapping and re-envisioning metadata architecture
from Dublin Core to MODS.
Facilitate merger of the Millennium catalog of the Academy of Natural
Sciences of Drexel University with the Millennium catalog of Drexel
University Libraries. NJ
Teach a fully online course in Cataloging & Classification at the Rutgers School
of Communication and Information as part of the Master of Library and
Information Science graduate program. in order
to optimize search and discovery and increase back-end efficiency. and project teams. Irvine
Direct. Advise on
metadata issues arising from digital projects.0 FTE staff. including code mapping.
Work with ILS Management Group to re-index the library catalog.
Participate in establishing and maintaining links to electronic resources. Electronic Resources & Metadata Cataloging. Communicate with bibliographers
and library staff in answering inquiries and resolving cataloging issues. and perform OCLC reclamation
to synchronize WorldCat holdings on a single OCLC symbol. Electronic Resources & Metadata catalogers.
Key projects and accomplishments:
• Mainstream electronic resources into monograph cataloging unit
• Mainstream special collections into monograph cataloging unit
• Automate process of creating MARC records for archival collections and
electronic theses & dissertations
• Develop flowchart for copy cataloging of provider-neutral online
monographs (incorporated into PCC Provider-Neutral Guide)
• Develop metadata application profile for resource records to be used in
electronic resources management system
. coordinate. and updating local cataloging policy and procedures
related to monographs and electronic resources. and upgrade catalog encoding to Unicode (UTF-8).
Head of Monograph. Manage the batch loading and
maintenance of catalog records from vendors and the University of California
cataloging consortium. Provide leadership in
Participate actively on library committees. record loading.0 FTE staff and indirect supervision of 6. Provide direct
supervision of 2. revise
Participate in migration of institutional repository from DSpace to
Islandora. task forces. Act as liaison with Special Collections & Archives to
manage cataloging of Special Collections & Archives materials.
Provide weekly storytime for children ages
5-10.0 tools for task forces and
committees throughout the Libraries
Encourage the use of metadata strategies to provide greater
discoverability to library web sites & digital resources
Electronic Resources and Metadata Cataloger.
Key projects and accomplishments:
• Set up Serials module in Bibliomondo Portfolio ILS by downloading and
enhancing serial records for all library periodicals and creating checkin
profiles for library kardex. Supervise 1. arrange promotional events. Create themed booklists and web pages to promote library materials. including sound recordings. University of
California. Select graphic
novels. Serve as resource
person for electronic resources cataloging and train library support staff to
catalog electronic resources and in metadata creation. and project teams. and books. video
Grade workbooks. Pasadena. Work with management team to
create balanced scorecard for measuring results and strategic planning
for the future of the library. music scores. Perform original and complex copy
cataloging of Music Library materials. create standards for bibliographic control. Serve as liaison
to Public Services and Collections departments regarding electronic resources
issues. Cerritos Library. Supervise student workers and provide library instruction and information
services to music students. including graphic novels
and music.0 FTE.Public Services. UCI Libraries. and promote new Graphic Novel collection.
Librarian I . Manage the batch loading
and maintenance of catalog records received from vendors and the University of
California cataloging consortium.Holly Tomren
Develop strategies to manage e-book catalog record loads
Work closely with IT to create an automated workflow management
system for processing electronic resources
Encourage the use of wikis and other web 2.
Library of Congress Classification and Dewey Decimal Classification schemes.
Adjunct Librarian. Provide leadership for the formulation of
policies and practices related to electronic and digital resources. organize. CA
Cataloger and Lab Instructor in Music Library. CA
Provide information service at Adult and Children's Reference desk and at Young
Adult/Multimedia information station. Develop collection in designated selection areas. task forces. Music Library. and provide
ongoing tools for user access and exploration. Cerritos. Irvine
Catalog electronic and digital resources.
Participate actively in library committees. Pasadena City College. using Voyager ILS. Participate in establishing and maintaining links to electronic resources. provide training and
information for staff and public. give exams. Perform reference at main Shatford Library on a
substitute basis. and provide tutoring for Music Fundamentals
course. OCLC Connexion.
• Member of Balanced Scorecard team.
Scholarship Committee. Subject Access and Classification Committee. 2012
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND OFFICES HELD
American Library Association (ALA)
• ALA Council. 2013-2014
• Cutting Edge Technology in Library Services Recognition Committee.
and correct broken website links.
• LITA National Forum 2011 Planning Committee. 2015
• Field Grant Reviewer. 2009-2014
Institute of Museum and Library Services
• Overview Panel Grant Reviewer. 2004Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)
• LITA / OCLC Frederick G. Councilor-at-Large. 2013. 2009
• LITAcamp Task Force. fix errors in OPAC display. 2009-2010
• Emerging Leaders Program. OCLC
Circle of Learning. 2008-2009
American Indian Library Association (AILA)
• Chair. 2009-2010
Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC)
• PCC Hybrid Integrating Resource Records Task Group. 2011-2014
• Spectrum Jury. 2010-2011
• LITA National Forum 2010 Planning Committee.
E-resource Advisory Council.Holly Tomren
Work with Technical Services and Virtual Services librarians to improve
user access to catalog and online databases. OCLC
WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager Advisory Group. 2007-2009
• Co-chair. 2009-2011
• Secretary. 2014-2015
• LITA / LSSI Minority Scholarships Committee. 2009• Member at Large. 2008. 2004-2010
• Scholarship Committee. 2009-2010
• Advisory Board Member. 2004-2005
• Subject Access and Classification Committee (founder). 2012
Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
• Committee on Continuing Education Training Materials: Task Force to
Revise Rules & Tools for Cataloging Internet Resources. San Jose State University School of Library and Information
• Selection Committee Member. 2009-2010
• LITA Change Task Force. 2009
• LITA-sponsored Emerging Leader. 2009-2011. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and
Information Technology Committee.
L. T. J. (2010). Computers in Libraries 30(10). H. & Tomren. 2007-2008
• LAUC-I Dreamweaver Committee. (2008). H.).. (2007). J. 10-11 December 2007. 23(3). & Tomren.. Ebooks: Think mobile. 2009-2010
• LAUC-I Member at Large. 287-301. New Orleans.
Walnut Creek. Helplessness. Peterman.
Johnson. and survival among Native Americans (pp.
Charleston. In C. Ninth International Conference on Grey Literature: Grey
Foundations in Information Landscape. Panel presentation with
Virginia Allison at ACRL Image Resources Interest Group. 2007-2008
• LAUC-I Spring Assembly Planning Committee. TX. hopelessness. Trafzer & D.. June 26.
Time-saving tools for e-book metadata management. TX. & Tomren. H.
Presentation given with Kelly Drake and Rene Erlandson at Electronic Resources
& Libraries. Belgium Literature Network Service.
PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Simplifying your DDA program for a better user experience: A panel perspective. Library Hi Tech News. LA.
E-book Cataloging Using the WorldCat Knowledge Base. health. June 25. Antwerp. 2006-2007
Thomas. CA.C. House of the
Province. D. H. Helplessness. and despair: Identifying the
precursors to Indian youth suicide.
Johnson. Amsterdam :
TextRelease. and despair: Identifying the
precursors to Indian youth suicide. CA: Alta Mira Press.
• LAUC-I Representative to LAUC R&PD Committee. 2010-2013
California Library Association (CLA)
• Native Libraries Roundtable. 4-6.
ACRL representative to the Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication
Advisory Group. C. & Tomren. (2001). American Indian Culture and Research
Journal. November 8.
Ferry. SC. Austin. Gelfand. February 24. Medicine
American Library Association Annual Conference. 2008-2009
• LAUC-I Secretary. Anaheim. March 19. Virtual reality and establishing a
presence in Second Life: New forms of grey literature? In D. Weiner (Eds. Digital Library Forum – Spring 2007.
Managing Metadata for E-book Collections. & Tomren. Presentation given with
Sarah Haight Sanabria and David Whitehair at Electronic Resources & Libraries. hopelessness. Presentation given with
Sarah Haight Sanabria and David Whitehair at Charleston Conference. H.). (1999). American Library
Association Annual Conference. 2003-2007
Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC)
• LAUC-I Research & Professional Development Committee. 36.
Visual Literacy Across Campus: A Grassroots Approach. Presentation at OCLC Good
Practices for Great Outcomes: Cataloging Efficiencies that Make a Difference. Farace and J. 234-250). K.
Library Association Midwinter Meeting. CA. DC. Los Angeles. Preconference presentation given
with Keith Powell and Lisa Sibert at Charleston Conference. Washington. DC. Closing keynote presentation at
OCLC Good Practices for Great Outcomes: Cataloging Efficiencies that Make a
Difference. October 2. Panel presentation with Joe Murphy and Bob E. CA. Presentation given with John Novak. Presentation given with Kristine Ferry and Lisa Sibert at LITA
National Forum. CA. Washington.
Recommended Literature for Children and Young Adults. Presentation given with Lisa
Carlucci Thomas at LITA National Forum.
LITA and Social Media. UT. and Susan Hanks at the
California Library Association Annual Conference.
Presentation given with Kisa Collins. Presentation given with Kristine Ferry and Lisa Sibert at the LITA
Next Generation Catalog Interest Group.
Electronic Resources to Go.
Center Stage and Back Stage: Technology and Social Media Solutions for User
Engagement and Discovery. Monterey. October 26.
Emerging Professional Roles in Research Libraries.
E-book Acquisitions: Merging and Diverging.
Libraries to Go. October 26. July 10.Holly Tomren
Partners in Efficiency. January 17. Linking Communities. CA. Presentation given with Kristine Ferry and Lisa
Sibert at Electronic Resources & Libraries. Panel presentation with
Harrison Decker and Lisa Horowitz at ARL Leadership Symposium. Atlanta. CA. American Library Association Midwinter
Meeting. American Library Association Midwinter Meeting.
A Map to Mobile Ebook Collections. and Lisa Sibert at Internet Librarian.
Library Renaissance in Technical Services. CA.
The Why Report: Tech Themes for Tech Services. October 3. San Marino. IL. Monterey. Cerritos. January 7. November 4.
“I” is not for Indian: The portrayal of Native Americans in children’s literature. Boston. Chicago. GA. Fox
at ARL Leadership Symposium. Poster session presented with Lisa Carlucci
Thomas at the American Library Association Annual Conference. Salt Lake City. February 12.
Libraries to Go. Washington. Presentation given with Lisa Carlucci Thomas
at Internet Librarian. Liana Juliano. Presentation given with
April Aguinaga and Padmini Prabhakar.
San Diego. March 23. Poster session presented with Chanitra Bishop. Presentation given with Kristine Ferry and Lisa Sibert at Internet
Librarian. ABC Unified School District 10th Annual
Parent Leadership Conference. CA. CA. and Tracy Sutherland at the American Library Association Annual
Conference. MA. October 27. June 28. Monterey. Opportunities for Success. San Diego. Ligaya
Ganster. June 23. Cerritos. American Library
Association Annual Conference. March 25. Presentation given with Kristine Ferry and Lisa
Sibert at Medical Library Group of Southern California & Arizona Symposium on
Technologies in Libraries: Providing Access.
Electronic Resources to Go.
Recycling MARC: Using the library’s catalog to build an online resources locator. CA.
March 6. Invited panel member at ALCTS
Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group.
Libraries to Go. Keith
Powell. January 7. Sacramento.
Think Mobile: Ebook Collections.
Poster session presented with Vicki Grahame at the American Library
Association Annual Conference. June 26. November
Patron-Driven Ebook Acquisition. CA.
Drexel University Libraries
Islandora Implementation Group. Drexel University Libraries
Data Management Services Working Group (Convener).
Fully online course taught in Fall 2013. Drexel University Libraries
Millennium Working Group.
ILS Management Group. Drexel University Libraries
Search Committee for Library Applications Developer. and Spring 2015
semesters. received. 2006. UCI Libraries
Next Generation Technical Services: Best Practices in Link Types (Chair). UCI Libraries
Electronic Resources Discovery Task Force. UCI Libraries
Search Committee for Digital Projects Specialist.Holly Tomren
Information Services for Tribal Communities. Drexel University Libraries
Professional Forum. UC Libraries
Search Committee for Digital Projects Specialist. and distributed a core reference collection that was
purchased for each of the 20 tribal libraries participating in the workshop. UCI Libraries
Mobile Resources Task Force. In addition to teaching the workshop. UCI Libraries
Image Services Team. UCI
Next Generation Technical Services: Commonly Held Content in Roman Scripts
Task Group. Drexel University Libraries
Management Leadership Group. UCI Libraries
Patron Initiated Acquisitions Implementation Team. Drexel University Libraries
Discovery Committee. Discovery Systems. Drexel University Libraries
Search Committee for Manager. UC
Organizational Structure Committee. Fall 2014. School of Communication & Information
Master of Library and Information Science program
Cataloging and Classification.
Infopeople (California State Library)
CORE Online Reference: Information Services for Tribal Communities. UCI Libraries
Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS) Implementation Group. Drexel University Libraries
Web Content Editors Group. UCI Libraries
ARTstor User Support Group.
Fully online course taught from March 3 to April 28. Spring 2014. Drexel University Libraries
KUDOS Award Committee. March 3. UCI
Digital Scholarship Program Working Group (DSPWG). ordered. Drexel University Libraries
Data Curation Guidance Task Force (Convener). Drexel University
Staff Celebration Awards Committee (Co-Chair). Infopeople workshop presented at
Pala Indian Reservation. Drexel University Libraries
Digital@Drexel. I also
selected. UCI Libraries
. UCI Libraries
Planning for the Future of the Libraries: User-Focused Services Group.
NACO Training for OCLC Libraries. PHP. Society of California Archivists. Drexel University. UCI Libraries
Second Life Task Force. Oct. of Illinois Library & Indiana Univ.
Metadata for You & Me. EAD. and METS
Familiarity with FRBR conceptual model. MeSH. Oct. Regular Expressions.
MarcEdit: Beyond the Basics. April 8.
Metadata for Digital Collections. Feb. Innovative Interfaces.
Electronic Serials Cataloging Workshop. May 29-June 22. SCCTP and ALCTS. MARCXML. Schema. October 2-27. UCI Libraries
Balanced Scorecard Committee. ALA Editions. UCI Libraries
ANTPAC Focus Group. CLA TSIG and SCTPG.
Metadata standards including MARC.
Archivists' Toolkit Workshop. Library of Congress & ALCTS.
Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop. DACS. 8.
Metadata & Digital Library Development. 11-15. Univ.
AAT. SCTPG. UCI Libraries
Search Committee for Library Assistant V.org. Voyager.4
Load Profile Training. and XHTML
Integrating Resources Cataloging Workshop. FAST. ULAN. Dec. UCI Libraries
Web Advisory Committee. SCCTP. of Wisconsin Milwaukee. UCI Libraries
DSpace Technical Implementation Group. May 14-16
Planning and Preparing for RDA. and DCRM-B
Coding including XML.30. ALCTS..Holly Tomren
Shared Cataloging Program Advisory Committee. TGN. Library of Congress. Univ. SCCTP. and Bibliomondo integrated library systems
Islandora and DSpace digital repository software
OCLC Connexion bibliographic utility
WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway service
. April 16. Jan. SCCTP. LCGFT. MODS. UCI Libraries
Intranet Task Force. 4-5.
Cataloging Rare Books and Artists' Books.10-Dec. and DDC
Descriptive cataloging rules including AACR2. UCI Libraries
Cataloging Policy Committee. May 10-11. TGM I and II. 1718. Library of Congress & ALCTS. UCI Libraries
Search Committee for Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian.
Metadata Standards and Applications. NLMC. RDA. and RBMS Genre Terms
Classification schema including LCC. Dec.
XSLT for Digital Libraries. UCI Libraries
Technical Services Management Group (TS Leads). Cerritos Library
Project Management Workshop.
Integrating Resources Cataloging Workshop. linked data principles.29-Nov. Dublin Core. 3-4. May 21. LCNAF. XSLT. ANSCR. and
Controlled vocabularies including LCSH. June 25. UC Libraries and California
Digital Library (Vice Chair 2010-2011)
Electronic Resources Cataloging/Acquisitions Working Group. UCI Libraries
Electronic Resources Database Working Group. June 26. Dec.
WorldCat Knowledge Base
WorldShare Collection Manager service
Archivists' Toolkit data management system
ARTstor Shared Shelf media management software
Drexel University Libraries Professional Contribution Award
UCI Libraries KUDOS Award
LAUC Presentation Grant for "Map to Mobile" poster session
LAUC Presentation Grant for "Libraries to Go" presentation
American Library Association Emerging Leaders Program. sponsored by LITA
Beta Phi Mu
Phi Beta Kappa