Tag Archives: cataloging

What do they do? — Kathy Watson

Kathy Watson
Cataloging Assistant

I am a Cataloging Assistant and have been at this position for 12 years. I catalog new books and gifts (books donated to the Library). Cataloging consists not only of entering a record into our catalog, but also processing and labeling the book or audiovisual item for use by our patrons. I also take care of damaged books, making repairs in-house and preparing more seriously damaged items for the bookbindery.

The Cataloging Department is essential to the success of the Library because accurate bibliographic records help researchers to know what items are owned by the Library, what they are about, and where to locate them in the Library or online.

My free time is spent enjoying my family and being an active grandmother to my three young grandchildren who live in the area. I also attend Courthouse Community United Methodist Church and Sunday school, and belong to their women’s group that sponsors many worthwhile charitable projects. My life is complete!

What do they do? — Melissa Danko

Melissa Danko
Cataloging Specialist

The Cataloging department ensures that materials in the Library collection are organized and easily accessible by users. As a Cataloging Specialist, I edit and create cataloging records that describe and locate new items in the collection. I also maintain links in the catalog to the Library’s databases and add records for certain electronic journals. Additionally, I catalog most foreign language materials going into the collection.

I have worked in the Library’s Cataloging Department since 2003. I have a BS in Biology (with a minor in Chemistry) from Meredith College and a MLIS (Master of Library & Information Science) from Syracuse University. In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking, and drawing.