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 The Cataloger, the Public Services Librarian and Metadata: Can this
Marriage Be Saved?

 Meet Marian, a cataloger in an academic library, who is on the verge of
filing for divorce from Phillip, her husband of 30 years. Phillip is a
reference librarian at a large public library. Marian and Phil, like many
couples, have very different attitudes about metadata and how to use it.

 Over the years, Marian and Phil have become unable to discuss problems
without falling into blaming and recrimination, and they've grown so far
apart they live their lives as two solitudes. With the help of therapist
Sarah Ipallosh, Marian and Phil have tried to make sense of their opposing
views on metadata and why they have been unable to deal with their

 Attend this open counseling session  at ALA Midwinter  to hear their story
and find out whether the Cataloger and the Reference Librarian have a future
together.  It will be held Sunday, January 20 from 10:00 am - noon at the
International Ballroom, Doubletree Hotel, New Orleans.

 Register today at  <>

Marian will be played by Betsy Friesen, Cataloger, Biomedical Library,
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Phil will be played by Jim McPeak,
Manager of the Mayfield Regional Library, part of the Cuyahoga County Public
Library system in the Cleveland, Ohio area.  And Sarah will be played by
Madeleine Lefebvre, University Librarian, St. Mary's University, Halifax,
Nova Scotia.