About me

Hello, my name’s Alissa (she/her) and I’m a queer, Autistic, fierce librarian. Being a knowledge worker is one of the great joys of my life—I am endlessly fascinated by how humans store and organise knowledge, whether it be on paper, on pixels or in people.

I am a metadata strategist at a regional academic library, with responsibility for metadata quality analysis, standards alignment, workflow design, reparative description and data flows beyond the catalogue. I also lead a team of metadata and access librarians.

This blog is a collection of thoughts and opinions across my library career, mostly about cataloguing but sometimes about other things. Some of my views have changed over time—previous posts may not necessarily represent current opinions.

I am Information Officer for the ALIA Community on Resource Description (ACORD), the Australian cataloguing and metadata special interest group, and Treasurer for newCardigan, a progressive social and professional networking group for Australian GLAM workers.

I can be found on Mastodon at @lissertations@ausglam.space, and formerly on Twitter @lissertations. If you need my attention promptly, please email me at hello AT lissertations DOT net.

This blog is archived by the National Library of Australia’s Pandora service and is accessible here.

My opinions are licensed under CC-BY and are definitely not those of my employer.