Speaker Rebecca Guenther, Gretchen Nadasky, and Helen Wall
Rebecca Guenther has 35 years of experience in national libraries, primarily working on library technology standards related to digital libraries. Most of her professional life has been at the Library of Congress developing national and international standards related to metadata. She has served on numerous standards and implementation committees, several ...
Rebecca Guenther has 35 years of experience in national libraries, primarily working on library technology standards related to digital libraries. Most of her professional life has been at the Library of Congress developing national and international standards related to metadata. She has served on numerous standards and implementation committees, several as chair, is widely published in professional literature, and has given many tutorials, workshops, and presentations. She left the Library of Congress in August 2011 to move to New York and work as a consultant on metadata development and planning. She currently is working part-time for LC on MODS, PREMIS, and the Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative, teaching access and metadata in NYU's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program, and doing assorted other consulting and teaching activities.
Gretchen Nadasky is a Senior Associate at Optimity Advisors, consulting Fortune 500 companies on digital asset management. She earned her MSLIS from Pratt Institute with a focus on digital libraries and digital preservation gaining experience doing projects for Tiffany & Co., American Express Publishing and the Frick Art Reference Library. Before getting her masters degree, Gretchen was a Vice President of institutional equity sales for financial companies Prudential, Credit Suisse and JP Morgan. She is currently attending NYU for a certificate in Project Management.
Helen D. Wall is a digital archivist specializing in asset management for the arts and museum collections. Her research interests include how photography and technology influence the museum experience, online interaction and cultural memory. She received an M.A. in Graphic Communications Management and Technology from New York University.
The myMETRO membership is an extraordinarily diverse group of people in terms of backgrounds, professional experiences, and types of jobs we have held. The myMETRO SIG will provide a forum for myMETRO members to share their experiences, discuss different career opportunities, find out "how others did it," and maybe lead us to think about jobs we would not have considered before.
Our first myMETRO SIG program will highlight three members who have used their information management skills both inside and outside the traditional library setting. They will discuss their experiences working in various areas such as metadata, preservation and digital asset management, how they came to choose their particular specialty, and how they obtained employment and/or consulting work in these areas. They will each make a brief presentation to be followed by an open discussion, in which all present can ask questions and share ideas.
Who should attend:
myMETRO members and non-members, especially students, new professionals, and infomation professionals in transition.
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