ANMIG Interviews CaMMS Recruitment & Mentoring Committee Chair Chris Dieckman

Whether you are a library school student or new library professional, navigating the ALCTS committee-scape can be overwhelming. To illustrate what committee work entails and how you can get involved, Sarah Cruz and Kumiko Reichert of the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG for short) talked with committee leaders from each ALCTS section and asked them to tell us first-hand about their roles. Their interview with Chris Dieckman, chair of the ALCTS Cataloging & Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Recruitment & Mentoring Committee, is the fifth of six leading up to the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting.

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My ALCTS Experience: Elyssa Gould

I began my library career in cataloging and metadata but eventually morphed into an electronic resources librarian about three years ago. I love electronic resources work—it’s mentally engaging, always involves solving a puzzle, puts me in contact with many parts of the library, and makes great use of my ability to read bibliographic records. Today I am electronic resources librarian at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where I lead a team of five that handles database trials, activates new electronic resources, and troubleshoots electronic resource access problems.

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