Jennifer Liss heads the Monographic Image Cataloging department within Libraries’ Technical Services division, providing leadership in designing and implementing metadata strategy for the Libraries’ physical and digital collections.
She is professionally active, serving in several leadership roles within the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) and the Library Information Technology Association (LITA), as a voting member of the ALCTS Committee on Cataloging: Description & Access (CC:DA), and as a member of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Task Group on Identity Management in NACO. She has also contributed to an ALCTS document enumerating core competencies for professional catalogers.
Her publications include a co-authored paper presented at the 2013 Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications in Lisbon Portugal, titled “Collaborate, Automate, Prepare, Prioritize: Creating Metadata for Legacy Research Data.” Her research interests are focused on the history of library technology and how core competencies for professional catalogers have changed over time.
Jennifer earned her Master of Library Science degree at Indiana University, and holds a BA in English from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.