Anastasia Chiu named 2017 ALCTS Emerging Leader

For Immediate Release
Wed, 11/02/2016


Keri Cascio

Executive Director

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services

CHICAGO — Anastasia Chiu, resident librarian at the Samuel L. Paley Library at Temple University, has been selected as the ALCTS-sponsored Emerging Leader for 2016-2017. Each year, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) sponsors one Emerging Leader who has chosen collections and technical services as a career and is a member of ALCTS.

In her residency, Anastasia currently supports metadata service and outreach for PA Digital, the Pennsylvania service hub of the Digital Public Library of America. She tests metadata for new contributing institutions and provides support for data aggregation between various platforms and metadata schemas. In the upcoming year, Anastasia will work on a collaborative project focusing on rights statements in digital object metadata. In the course of her residency, she has also rotated through Paley Library’s special collections, cataloging & metadata, acquisitions, and reference & instruction units.

Anastasia is a member of ALCTS, and is currently serving on the ALCTS Publications Committee and the working group organizing the 2017 ALCTS Exchange. Additionally, she also serves on the web team of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Residency Interest Group, as well as the Communications & Media Committee of the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association.

Anastasia earned a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University and a M.S. in Library and Information Science from St. John’s University.

After her year in the Emerging Leader Program, Anastasia will serve a one year term as intern to the ALCTS Board of Directors.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association. An international member-driven association, ALCTS engages the library community on issues and policies that affect the acquisition, management, discovery, and preservation of library collections.