EDUCATION


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Certificate of Advanced Study candidate, anticipated completion May 2010

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Master of Science in Library and Information Science, May 2006

Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Graduate Student at Large, 2001 — 2004

Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Bachelor of Science in Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, May 2001
Minors: Cognitive Science and Applied Computer Science
Certificate in University Honors

City Colleges of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Associate in Arts in General Studies with High Honors, 1990

 

AREAS OF INTEREST


Integrationism

Intellectual and historical foundations of Information Organization

Classificatory structures

Vocabulary construction and use in Information Organization [see Authority Control below]

Authority control [class presentation 1 class presentation 2 lit review class presentation 3

Relationships in Information Organization [annotated bibliography class presentation 1 class presentation 2]

Training and education of catalogers and metadata specialists [annotated bibliography]

Information as a concept

 

WORK EXPERIENCE


Visiting Serials Cataloger
Visiting Assistant Professor of Library Administration
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library, Content and Access Management
October 2008 — Present

Serials Cataloging Academic Hourly
Visiting Assistant Professor of Library Administration
UIUC Library, Content and Access Management
August — October 2008

Monographic Cataloging Graduate Assistant
UIUC Library, Content and Access Management
May 2007 — August 2008

Serials Cataloging Graduate Assistant
UIUC Library, Content and Access Management
August 2006 — August 2008

Thesaurus Maintainer Graduate Assistant
Illinois Fire Service Institute, Library
October 2006 — May 2007

Instructional Technology Graduate Assistant
Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), UIUC
August 2004 — December 2006

Milner Library, Illinois State University
Library Technical Assistant I
August 2001 — August 2004

Milner Library, Illinois State University
Student Supervisor
October 2000 — May 2001

Milner Library, Illinois State University
Student Assistant — General Reference Desk
Summer 2000

Milner Library, Illinois State University
Student Assistant — Circulation
August 1998 — May 2001

United States Army, United States and Europe
1978 — 1998

 

AWARDS


Beta Phi Mu, Alpha Chapter, October 2006 — Present

Peggy Harris Award, GSLIS, UIUC, Champaign, IL, May 2006

Distinguished Alumni, Department of Philosophy, Illinois State University (ISU), October 2004

Outstanding Senior of the Year, Department of Philosophy, ISU, 2000 — 2001

Certificate in University Honors, ISU, Fall 2000

Honors Scholarship, Honors Program, ISU, Summer 2000

Golden Key National Honor Society, Fall 1999 — Life

Dean's List, ISU, Fall 1998 and Fall 1999, ISU

Honor Graduate Certificate, Recruiting Course, U.S. Army, 1991

Distinguished Graduate Diploma, Advanced Electronics Repair Supervisors Course, U.S. Army, 1991

Honor Graduate Diploma, Electronics Repair Supervisors Course, U.S. Army, 1987

Honor Graduate Certificate, Leadership Development Course, U.S. Army, 1986

Honor Graduate Diploma, Fixed Station Radio Repairer Course, U.S. Army, 1982

 

INVITED TALKS


Co-presented with Jodi Schneider, Science Library Specialist, Amherst College.  "Zotero: Manage Citations, Make Bibliographies & Join the Web of Data," to ASIST@UIUC Student Group, Champaign, IL, 2 March 2008

Report from the 2nd meeting of the Library of Congress' Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control, Metadata Roundtable, GSLIS, UIUC, 23 May 2007

Thoughts on the 2nd meeting of the Library of Congress' Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control, to Cataloging Working Group, University Library, UIUC, 17 May 2007

"What LIS Blogs Should Could I Be Reading?: Or how to keep your finger on the pulse of the library world, how best to keep yourself sane while doing so, and how you can contribute" to ASIST@UIUC Student Group, Champaign, IL, 19 February 2007

Panel discussion on the topic of careers, Alumni Day 2003, Department of Philosophy, ISU, 17 October 2003

 

PRESENTATIONS


Member of panel presentation, Tagging as a Communication Device: The Impact of Communities on Transforming Tag Information. ASIS&T 2008 Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH, 27 October 2008

Zotero: Manage Citations, Make Bibliographies & Join the Web of Data, co-presented with Jodi Schneider, Science Library Specialist, Amherst College to ASIST@UIUC Student Group, Champaign, IL, 2 March 2008

Report from the 2nd meeting of the Library of Congress' Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control, Metadata Roundtable, GSLIS, UIUC, 23 May 2007

Thoughts on the 2nd meeting of the Library of Congress' Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control, to Cataloging Working Group, University Library, UIUC, 17 May 2007

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) Element Set revision, Metadata Roundtable, GSLIS, UIUC, 21 February 2007

Implementing Voyager Course Reserves at Illinois Library Computer Systems Organization A Users Group, Kanakakee, IL, 24 July 2003

Developing Standards for Course Reserves in Voyager at EndUser 2003, Chicago, IL, April 2003

 

PUBLICATIONS


Pfeiffer, Heather D., Emma Tonkin, Mark R. Lindner, David R. Millen, and Margaret E. I Kipp. 2008. "Tagging as a Communication Device: Every Tag Cloud has a Silver Lining." In Proceedings of the 71st ASIS&T Annual Meeting, ed. Andrew Grove, 45:645-651. Vol. 45. Columbus, OH: Richard B. Hill, October 27.

Lindner, Mark R. 2009. "John M. Budd, Self-examination: The present and future of librarianship, Libraries Unlimited, Westport, CT (2008) 281 pp. $60.00. ISBN 9781591585916 (pbk) (beta phi mu monograph series)." [book review] Library & Information Science Research 31, no. 1 (January): 70-71.

Article summary of Jarvie, I.C. "On the Limits of Symbolic Interpretation in Anthropology." Current Anthropology December, 1976 Vol. 17(4):687-701. Written for the Public Anthropology Anthropology Journal Archive Project. Fall 2003.

"Education for a Lifetime." Milner Memos: The Monthly Newsletter of Milner Library's Faculty and Staff, No. 161, March 2004, pp. 7-8.

"News from Alums." Alumni Newsletter, Department of Philosophy, Illinois State University, Volume 8 Spring 2004, pp. 3-4. [pdf]

habitually probing generalist, my personal and professional blog. Previously known as Off the Mark.

 

TEACHING AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE


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Classroom Assistant — Library Instruction, Milner Library, ISU, January 2003 — August 2004 

Liaison to Media Resource Center for Course Reserves in Voyager, Milner Library, ISU, July 2002 — May 2004 

Trained Reserve staff on Endeavor Voyager, Milner Library, ISU, June—July 2002 

Teaching Assistant, Philosophy 138, Moral and Social Values (Dr. Jeffrey Carr), ISU, Fall 2000 

Tutor, Finite Math, ISU, Spring 1999 

Tutor, Symbolic Logic, ISU, Fall 1998

Master Fitness Trainer, U.S. Army, 1988 — 1998

 

SERVICE


Papers, panels and posters reviewer for American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting 2009, Spring 2009

Member, American Society for Information Science & Technology Standards Committee, November 2006 — 2008

Information Officer/Webmaster, ACRL@UIUC Student Chapter April, 2005 — September 2006 

Conference Assistant, Library History Seminar XI, 27—30 October 2005 

Conference Assistant, European Modernism and the Information Society, 6—8 May 2005 

Student Representative, University Library Committee, ISU, March 1999 — May 2001 

Team Leader, 2000 Spring Passages, Office of Student Life, ISU, January 2000 

Vice-President, Philosophy Club, ISU, 1998 — 1999 

Volunteer, Office of Disability Concerns, ISU, 1998 — 2001 

Team Leader, 1999 Fall Passages, Office of Student Life, ISU, August 1999 

Team Leader, 1999 Spring Passages, Office of Student Life, ISU, January 1999 

 

SKILLS


Experienced with:  MARC formats, AACR2r, LCSH, LCC, DCC, Ex Libris' Voyager, OCLC Connexion, Serials and monographic cataloging, CONSER standards, Micosoft Word and Powerpoint, XHTML, HTML, CSS, Thesaurus standards, MultiTes

Familiar with:  XML, Dublin Core, MODS, TEI, Topic Maps, OAI-PMH, Oxygen XML editor, Microsoft Access and Excel

 

RELEVANT COURSEWORK


Cataloging and Classification I (LIS507) with Linda Bial

Cataloging & Classification II (LIS577) with Kathryn La Barre

Practicum (LIS591) in Cataloging at Illinois Fire Service Institute with Elizabeth McDonald

Indexing & Abstracting (LIS590I) with Frank Kellerman

Thesaurus Construction (LIS590TC) with Pauline Atherton Cochrane

Classification Systems for the Organization of Knowledge (LIS590CS) with Pauline Atherton Cochrane

Enumerative, Descriptive, Historical and Textual Bibliography (LIS590EB) with Sid Berger

Representing and Organizing Information Resources (LIS590RO) with Kathryn La Barre

Metadata in Theory and Practice (LIS590MD) with Jerome McDonough

Information Modeling (LIS590IM) with Allen Renear

Ontologies in Humanities (LIS590OH) with Allen Renear

Topic Maps: Theory & Practice (LIS590TM) with Patrick Durusau

Foundations of Information Processing in LIS (LIS452) with David Dubin — Python programming

Ontology Dvelopment (LIS590OD) with Allen Renear (currently)

Topics in Subject Access (LIS590SA) with Pauline Cochrane and Kathryn La Barre (currently)

Course descriptions available here.