Presenter Bio – Jane Darcovich, Kate Flynn, Mingyan Li – 2019 CALA MW Annual Conference
Jane Darcovich is Digital Services Librarian and Liaison Librarian for Architecture and Art at the Richard J. Daley Library, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where her varied responsibilities include project management to develop digital image collections. She is a member of her library’s Metadata Working Group and Digital Content Management and Preservation (DCMP) group. Her scholarly interests include improving metadata quality for digital image collections. She received her MA in Art History and a MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Kate Flynn is the Digital Programs & Metadata Project Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Portal Manager for the Chicago Collections Consortium. She previously was a Resident Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago for Digital Programs & Services. She earned an MSI from the University Of Michigan School Of Information in 2011, specializing in Preservation of Information and Archives & Records Management. She is most interested in issues around digital preservation, user experience and metadata.
Mingyan Li is Metadata Librarian and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library. Prior to joining UIC in 2016, she worked for over ten years as a technical services librarian in different settings including a special library, public library, and academic libraries. She received her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and also holds a Master of Computer and Information Systems from Bradley University. Her scholarly interests focus on developing and accessing metadata workflows and seeking creative approaches for managing metadata.