Jared Collins manages the Collection Processing Unit in the Metadata Services Program. This unit serves the Libraries' by processing physical scholarly resources added to the Libraries' collection in support of teaching, learning and research. Additionally, Jared and his team are committed to creating and enriching metadata according to nationally approved and locally adopted standards. They participate extensively in data remediation projects and Jared serves as co-curator of the Libraries' Government Documents collection. The work of this unit directly impacts patron discovery of resources and ensures solid patron services centered on access to the Libraries' general collections.
Jared holds a B.S. in Geography from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and a M.S. in Zoology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.