Making Connections Through Campus Collections

Session Description

This presentation will outline how one lone cataloger took steps to represent diverse University department collections in the library catalog and build bridges in the process. Taking the seed of an idea that had sprouted but not flourished, this presenter set about to gauge interest and gather feedback from staff who managed collections in University departments such as the LGBT Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. This process, from making contact to making changes will be unpacked during the course of this presentation.


Susan Ponischil, Metadata & Resource Discovery Librarian, Grand Valley State University

Susan Ponischil is the Metadata & Resource Discovery librarian at Grand Valley State University Libraries. She received her MLIS from Wayne State University and has worked in the Technical Services arena since 2006. Her research interests include critical librarianship and promoting the value of technical services.