As the Lead Cataloging Consultant, Bonnie Dede plays a primary and coordinating role in the development of collaborative projects to enhance access to the complex collections of the University of Michigan. She is one of five Metadata specialists who provide consultation for MARC and non-MARC metadata as well as development and leadership of library related initiatives in the department. Her specialization is DEIA in description initiatives and catalogs in concert with the Resource Description Unit.
Bonnie participates in MLibrary-wide efforts with various University and MLibrary units to enhance discovery of library materials. She develops cataloging plans to provide access to as yet undescribed library materials and to assess ongoing and completed projects to ensure cataloging plan goals are/were met.
Additionally she serves as a liaison to MLibrary units across campus (including UMTRI, Fine Arts, Spectrum Center, Mark Chesler Library Collection, and others) to address their access needs.
Bonnie is currently a member of the UM Council for Disability Concerns.