Elaine L Westbrooks
I began working at MLibrary in August, 2012. I am a metadata expert.
Previous positions include Associate Dean for Library Operations at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2008-2012) and Head of Metadata Services at Cornell University (2000-2008). In 2011 I co-author Constructing Adequate Language Documentation for Multifaceted Cross‐Linguistic Data: A Case Study from a Virtual Center for Study of Language Acquisition in Language Documentation, in Language Documentation. Practices and values. Lenore Grenoble and Louanna Furbee (Eds.). I co-authored Metadata in Practice in 2004 and have presented my research at Dublin Core, LITA, and CNI. I earned a B.A in Linguistics in 1998 and a Masters of Library and Information Science in 1999 from the University of Pittsburgh.
I Administrate and coordinate the long and short-term objectives for MLibraries support of the research enterprise. I am responsible for the bulk of subject selectors who fall under the following teams: Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, International Studies, Asia Library and Engineering, Science, and Data teams (including Clark Library) within the Research unit. I serve as a member of the executive committee, contributing to strategic planning efforts, program development and assessment, budget formulation and allocation of resources in support of the Library's mission. I am the primary representative of the Libraries on committees and forums at the state, national, and international level for matters related to data management and research support.