Cataloging and Metadata Services

Cataloging and Metadata Services processes several thousand items each month in many different formats and languages. We create, maintain, and improve accurate descriptions of resources in the Libraries’ collections for the University Libraries Catalog, the Library's online bibliographic database. We provide subject and other access pathways that enable users to find the resources they are seeking. We create metadata for our digital collections and load large record sets for electronic resources, all of which are aggregated in our discovery layer/search. Cataloging and Metadata Services provides bibliographic and physical processing for materials housed in the Pattee and Paterno Libraries, the University Park branch libraries and Annex locations, and campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. We actively participate in the component programs of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC).

Select Cataloging documentation may be accessed from the following SharePoint folder:  Shared PSU Cataloging Web Files. Currently, the folder contains PDF versions of our Bibliographic Processing Cataloging Rules (BPCR) and Record Creation documentation. If you are searching for any additional documentation, please contact us

Department Contact Information

3 Paterno Library.
University Park, PA 16802

Elizabeth Hobart

Interim Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services

Cataloging and Metadata Services Staff

Name Title Email Office Phone
Valerie Allen Serials Cataloger vaa2@psu.edu 814-867-0883
Paige Andrew Maps Cataloging Librarian pga2@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Linda Ballinger Metadata Strategist lmb49@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Lori Cisney Serials Cataloging Librarian lus118@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Martin Coyle Music and AV Cataloger mcc5012@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Donna J Dean Information Resources and Services Specialist dvd5@psu.edu 814-867-0847
Beth Ann Downey Information Resources and Services Specialist bcd116@psu.edu 814-867-4698
Jeff Edmunds Digital Access Coordinator jhe2@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Robert Freeborn Music and AV Cataloging Librarian rbf6@psu.edu 814-954-0059
Sara E Hassinger Project Cataloger seh194@psu.edu 814-867-0807
Elizabeth Hobart Interim Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services efh7@psu.edu 814-865-1756
Susan Houser Monographs Cataloger seh7@psu.edu 814-867-0859
Lily Huang Special Projects Cataloging Librarian juh44@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Steve Kroger Cartographic Materials Cataloger sxk167@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Susan Lane Metadata Implementation Specialist sml145@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Lisa Morgan Serials and ETD Cataloger and Authority Control Specialist ldm117@psu.edu 814-867-1009
Shuet-Fun Mui Monographs Cataloger sxm53@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Leah Oakes Special Collections Cataloger lmo5021@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Ken Robinson Digital Access and Metadata Specialist kjr106@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Jason Shaffer Music and AV Cataloger jcs246@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Katherine Strenko Cataloging Supervisor and Trainer kas11@psu.edu 814-867-0816
Brent Stump Supervisor and Cataloging Specialist bds10@psu.edu 814-867-0827
Ruth Tillman Cataloging Systems and Linked Data Strategist rkt6@psu.edu 814-865-1858
J. Jeff Ungar Special Collections Cataloger jju1@psu.edu 814-867-0858
Kimberly Warren Information Resources and Services Specialist ksw110@psu.edu 814-865-1858