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New ALA JSC Member

Kathy Glennan joined the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC) on July 1, 2013. She replaced John Attig as the representative of the American Library Association (ALA).

Information about Kathy is given below.

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Kathy Glennan is the Head of Metadata Creation and Enhancement at the University of Maryland. She has more than 25 years of experience cataloging scores and sound recordings, commencing in 1985 with a one-year NEH grant-funded position at the Arnold Schoenberg Institute, then located at the University of Southern California. She subsequently became USC’s music cataloger, a specialization she held until moving to a similar position at the University of Maryland in 2005. She has a master’s degree in Library Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree in Music from Swarthmore College.

She has served the Music Library Association in several capacities, including chairing the MARC Formats Subcommittee, the Descriptive Cataloging Subcommittee, and the Bibliographic Control Committee. Her involvement with RDA development began in 2005: she has served as a liaison or voting member of ALA’s Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access for eight years and was a member of both the JSC’s Appendices Working Group and the RDA/MARC Working Group. Recently, she has served as a member of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging’s Standing Committee on Standards and in 2012 chaired the Task Group to Formulate or Recommend PCC/NACO RDA Policy on Authority Issues.

Date posted: 8 July 2013