(574) 631-3197


Head, Metadata Initiatives
Head, Metadata Initiatives
(574) 631-3197 | | 414 Hesburgh Library

Peggy Griesinger is a faculty librarian and head of the Metadata Initiatives Unit in the Metadata Services Program. Peggy and her team leverage their combined expertise to describe and make accessible the Libraries' resources. They are responsible for complex metadata work, implementation and maintenance of controlled vocabularies, and metadata stewardship and governance. Their work includes subject analysis and authority work, original descriptive and specialized cataloging, digital collection metadata description, metadata design, crosswalk development, metadata transformation, and support for assigned OCLC services.

Peggy has an M.L.S. and a B.A. in Classical Studies, both from Indiana University Bloomington.


Original Cataloging and Authorities Associate
(574) 631-6243 | | 402Q Hesburgh Library

Rachel Boyd is responsible for original and complex copy cataloging of humanities materials in a variety of languages, including resources designated for Rare Books and Special Collections. She handles post-processing of materials from two of our outsourcing vendors. Rachel also creates and updates name authority records for the LC/NACO authority file and submits literary author call number proposals to the Library of Congress. Rachel is a member of the Metadata Initiatives Unit of the Metadata Services Program.


Music Librarian
574-631-1597 | | 310N O'Neill Hall

Tiffany Gillaspy is responsible for music collection development, associated instruction and assistance to users of the music collections, and related professional contributions. She performs and oversees the cataloging of music scores and recordings in cooperation with original and copy catalogers. Tiffany is a member of the Metadata Initiatives Unit of the Metadata Services Program.


East Asian Studies and Metadata Librarian
(574) 631-6121 | | 406 Hesburgh Library

Serves as liaison to the Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures and the Liu Institute for Asia & Asian Studies. Primary responsibilities include outreach, instruction and personalized research support for faculty and students; development and management of the East Asian Studies collection; collaboration with peers, researchers and faculty on digital scholarship initiatives; and connecting faculty with units and divisions of the Hesburgh Libraries to enable greater research productivity, sustainable publication and dissemination of scholarship and data. She is a Faculty Fellow of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.


Library Assistant III
(574) 631-7139 | | 402C Hesburgh Library

Bozena Karol is responsible for performing and coordinating final cataloging of selected rare books and serials housed in the Rare Books and Special Collections Department of Hesburgh Library. She also is responsible for cataloging approval and firm order titles in Russian, Ukrainian and Polish. Bo is a member of the Metadata Initiatives Unit of the Metadata Services Program.


German Language and Literatures Subject Librarian and Lead MARC Cataloger
(574) 631-8649 | | 407 Hesburgh Library

Robert Kusmer is a faculty librarian and curator of the German Language and Literature collection in the Libraries. Rob is an Affiliate in the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and Lead MARC cataloger in the Metadata Initiatives Unit in the Metadata Services Program of the Hesburgh Libraries.

The Metadata Initiatives Unit creates or enriches resource metadata for a wide range of resource types, schemes and encoding practices to ensure the Libraries' specialized and unique holdings are discoverable through a variety of systems. It ensures the proper application of industry metadata standards and performs subject analysis, rare books cataloging, original cataloging, metadata work for digital content, authority control work, and identity data management.

Rob holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in German Language and Literature, as well as a master's degree in Library Science from Kent State University and B.A. cum laude in German from Cleveland State University.


Lead Metadata Librarian
(574) 631-3282 | | 405 Hesburgh Library

Alex Papson is responsible for contributing metadata for resources that are described using non-MARC schema, and for advising on emerging issues in metadata control and digital preservation. He also serves as a case manager within the Digital Collections Oversight Team. Alex is a member of the Metadata Initiatives Unit of the Metadata Services Program.