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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
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 differences.
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.
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.