Jennifer Liss

Head, Cataloging
Associate Librarian

Herman B Wells Library E350

(812) 856-7859

Jennifer Liss manages the Monographic Image Cataloging team, which ensures that students, faculty, and researchers enjoy access to print and electronic books, databases, maps, archival collections, and fixed-image resources. As Technical Services' liaison, she consults on, designs, and implements inclusive metadata strategy for IU Libraries digital collections. Past Technical Services metadata projects include The War of 1812 in the Collections of the Lilly Library and the Frank M. Hohenberger Photograph Collection.

Jennifer's research interests include visual literacy, core competencies, implicit bias, and the intersection of all the above with cataloging work. Recent publications include the co-authored papers, "Exploring Models for Shared Identity Management at a Global Scale: The Work of the PCC Task Group on Identity Management in NACO" appearing in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly and "Competencies Through Community Engagement: Developing the Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians" in Library Resources & Technical Services. She is professionally active and has served in several leadership roles within the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) and the Library Information Technology Association (LITA). She serves as co-chair of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Identity Management Advisory Committee. Locally, Jennifer has served the Bloomington Library Faculty through committee work and Council membership, including serving as president in 2018-2019.

A 'volunteer' Hoosier originally hailing from New Jersey, Jennifer began working for IU Libraries in 2006 as a copy cataloger. In 2009, Jennifer took on project management responsibilities, leading the Cataloging Department's work in digital collections as Metadata/Cataloging Librarian. She accepted a management appointment and has led the Monographic Image Cataloging team since 2013. Jennifer earned her Master of Library Science degree at Indiana University in 2006 and a BA in English from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 2003.

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