Cataloging and Metadata Services

Cataloging and Metadata Services processes several thousand items each month in many different formats and languages. We create, maintain, and improve accurate descriptions of resources in the Libraries’ collections for the University Libraries Catalog, the Library's online bibliographic database. We provide subject and other access pathways that enable users to find the resources they are seeking. We create metadata for our digital collections and load large record sets for electronic resources, all of which are aggregated in our discovery layer/search. Cataloging and Metadata Services provides bibliographic and physical processing for materials housed in the Pattee and Paterno Libraries, the University Park branch libraries and Annex locations, and campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. We actively participate in the component programs of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC).

Select Cataloging documentation may be accessed from the following SharePoint folder:  Shared PSU Cataloging Web Files. Currently, the folder contains PDF versions of our Bibliographic Processing Cataloging Rules (BPCR) and Record Creation documentation. If you are searching for any additional documentation, please contact us

Department Contact Information

3 Paterno Library.
University Park, PA 16802

Elizabeth Hobart

Interim Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services

Cataloging and Metadata Services Staff

Name Title Email Office Phone
Valerie Allen Serials Cataloger 814-867-0883
Linda Ballinger Metadata Strategist 814-865-1858
Lori Cisney Serials Cataloging Librarian 814-865-1858
Martin Coyle Music and AV Cataloger 814-865-1858
Donna J Dean Library Services Specialist 814-865-1858
Beth Ann Downey Library Services Specialist 814-865-1858
Jeff Edmunds Digital Access Coordinator 814-865-1858
Robert Freeborn Music and AV Cataloging Librarian 814-954-0059
M Derek Gideon Monographs Cataloger and Acquisitions Specialist 814-865-3710
Sara E Hassinger Project Cataloger 814-865-1858
Elizabeth Hobart Interim Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services 814-865-1756
Susan Houser Monographs Cataloger 814-865-1858
Lily Huang Special Projects Cataloging Librarian 814-865-2257
Gwyn Johns Library Services Specialist 814-865-1793
Steve Kroger Cartographic Materials Cataloger 814-865-1858
Susan Lane Digital Access Specialist and Monographs Cataloger 814-865-1858
Lisa Morgan Serials and ETD Cataloger and Authority Control Specialist 814-867-1009
Shuet-Fun Mui Monographs Cataloger 814-865-1858
Leah Oakes Special Collections Cataloger 814-865-1858
Ken Robinson Digital Access and Metadata Specialist 814-865-1858
Jason Shaffer Music and AV Cataloger 814-865-1858
Katherine Strenko Cataloging Supervisor and Trainer 814-865-1858
Brent Stump Supervisor and Cataloging Specialist 814-867-0827
Ruth Tillman Cataloging Systems and Linked Data Strategist 814-865-1858
J. Jeff Ungar Special Collections Cataloger 814-865-1858
Kimberly Warren Library Services Specialist 814-865-1858