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Assistant Director Metadata & Cataloging
Shay Beezley leads the Metadata & Cataloging department, a team of five full-time and up to four student employees, in providing accurate, effective and timely access to the UCO Chambers Library’s resources. Metadata & Cataloging is dedicated to the library’s mission of connecting the Central community to dynamic resources that support transformative learning by cultivating a collaborative environment that supports thoughtful and conscientious consideration of bibliographic description, subject analysis, and emerging methods of metadata application.
Shay currently chairs the Library Digital Initiatives Working Group whose focus is developing and promoting the library's digital collections.
As a professional librarian, Shay also leads collection development efforts for the Department of English and the Department of Modern Languages. Her primary focus in collection development for these areas is increasing historically underrepresented and marginalized voices in the library's collections.
Outside of the library, Shay enjoys practicing her amateur photography skills, visiting museums (especially art museums and small, niche museums) and checking off "Places Visited" on Atlas Obscura..
Education and Certifications
M.S., Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
B.A., English, magna cum laude, East Carolina University, 2009
Professional and Community Involvement
UCO Staff Senate
Academic Affairs Representative, 2019-21, 2021-Present
Member, Staff Welfare and Policy Committee, 2020-21
Staff Senate Representative, University Benefits Renewal, Summer 2020
Member, Compensation Committee, 2019-20
Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA)
Program Committee Chair, 2016-Present
SHAREOK Partners Board
UCO Representative, 2019-Present
Oklahoma Library Association
University and College Division Chairperson / Executive Board Member, 2020-21
- metadata justice
- ethics in library cataloging and classification
- access to special collections and regional resources
- history of libraries and library services in the American West
- promotion of SHAREOK, a joint institutional repository between Oklahoma universities with the goal of advancing Oklahoma scholarship, research, and institutional memory. Visit SHAREOK at https://shareok.org
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