Metadata IG


Recognizing that a coherent view of networked information resources and metadata issues will benefit the activities of the division, its committees, and sections, this interest group provides a broad framework for information exchange on current research developments, tools, and activities affecting networked information resources and metadata; coordinates and actively participate in the development and review of standards concerning networked resources and metadata in conjunction with the divisions' committees and sections, other units within ALA, and relevant outside agencies; and develops programs and fosters and sponsors education and training opportunities that contribute to and enhance an understanding of networked resources and metadata, their identity, content, technology, access, control, and use; and to plan and monitor activities using the association's strategic and tactical plan as a framework.


Maureen P. Walsh (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Jennifer D. Miller (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Steven M. Folsom (Secretary, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Ivey Marie Glendon (Program Co-Chair, February 15, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Mr. Santi Allen Thompson (Program Co-Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Jason Kovari (BLOG Coordinator, February 15, 2013, to June 30, 2014)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2013. Last retrieved on 06/19/2018. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


Metadata Blog


The Metadata Interest Group consists of from four to six officers and two liaisons appointed from the membership at large, serving from one- to two-year terms and led by a chair and chair-elect.


The origins of the Metadata Resource Group can be traced to Digital Resources Committee, which was established in 1995 by members of the ALCTS Computer Files Discussion Group. In 1998 the ALCTS Board asked the committee to review its charge and to modify its name to reflect the increase in metadata development happening worldwide. At that time the group changed its name to Networked Resources and Metadata Committee. In 2003, the Committee became an Interest Group, and in 2009 the group changed its name to Metadata Interest Group.

Get Involved

ALCTS values committed and active members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on the Metadata Interest Group. Members interested in serving should be active within ALA, possess a background or demonstrated interest in metadata, and be willing to commit to 1 or 2 years of service. Even if you can't serve, please join our ALA Connect space to stay informed and participate in between-meeting events.

Staff Liaison

Keri Cascio
ALCTS Executive Director
(800) 545-2433 x5030