Hello! I'm Wendolyn Vermeer

Metadata Maven

I'm Wendolyn Vermeer, a Metadata Librarian with over 16 years of Academic Library experience.

I am passionate about connecting people with information in an accurate, equitable, and ethical manner.

My path through field of information science began when I realized that librarians empower individuals. It was a simple, but striking, revelation: librarians help people find information; I like to help people find information; hey, I should become a librarian! I've found that there are numerous ways to help people navigate the myriad currents of the global knowledge pool, and one of the most challenging, and rewarding, methods I have traversed is the realm of metadata -- a love note to the future, indeed.

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What I Do

I have a passion (some might say compulsion) for making information more discoverable
and usable, connecting the user with the right information at the right time.

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Collection Development

Policy, allocation, projections, and selection in a team environment.

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Metadata and Cataloging

RDA, AACRII, and CONSER; copy cataloging and batch processing.

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Acquisitions

Vendor selection, ordering, invoicing, receiving, and claiming.

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Statistics

Collections and usage; COUNTER, IPEDS, ACRL, CSU, and more.

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Electronic Resource Management

Licensing, activation, maintenance, and troubleshooting, including ERM, OpenURL, and Discovery Layers.

Reference

Assist users with their information needs in a plethora of modes, including chat and LibGuides.

Information Literacy Instruction

Pedagogy and practice in credit-bearing courses and one-shot course-integrated instruction.

Scholarly Communication

Open Access, Open Educational Resources, copyright and intellectual property, and ethics.

Scholarship

As an information professional and a librarian, I am committed to contributing to the worldwide pool of knowledge.
Here is a selection of my scholarship and service.

Metadata Wendolyn's Musings

Let's talk about ALL THE THINGS.

Talk information science to me.

I am happy to discuss whatever is on your mind!