Associate Librarian
University Libraries
State University of New York at Buffalo

(716) 645-2796
FAX: (716) 645-5955
E-MAIL: ulcjh@acsu.buffalo.edu
WWW: http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~ulcjh


Technical Services Research and Analysis Officer
Central Technical Services
University Libraries
State University of New York at Buffalo

Description of current position: Develops, monitors, and analyzes the full range of technical services operations and programs for the libraries served by Central Technical Services. Responsible for developing methods of analyzing current and proposed technical service activities, programs and procedures; carries out the selected methods. Solicits and analyzes information and drafts reports and policy statements related to technical services activities. Writes narratives and prepares budgets for grant proposals for projects in which Central Technical Services is involved. Plays the primary role in developing and maintaining a current awareness of national technical service developments and trends. Served as RLIN Liaison and coordinates OCLC and RLIN documentation. Participates in the coordination of technical service activities with those of other areas of the University Libraries. Assists the Director of Central Technical Services and the Heads of the Acquisitions and Cataloging Departments in technical services planning.



Head, Original Cataloging Section 1977-1983
Cataloging Dept., Central Technical Services
State University of New York at Buffalo

Bibliographic Editor 1970-1972
OCLC Online Computer Library Center
Columbus, Ohio [now, Dublin, Ohio]

Assistant Head, Catalog Department 1965-1967
Law Library, Yale University

Cataloger 1957-1965
Mount Holyoke College Library

Serials Assistant (half-time) 1955-1957
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library


Adjunct Assistant Professor 1979-1983
School of Information and Library Studies
State University of New York at Buffalo

Assistant Professor 1974-1977
School of Library Science
The University of Michigan

Instructor 1973-1974
Graduate School of Library Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Visiting Instructor Summer 1969
School of Library Science
State University College at Geneseo


Listowner of AUTOCAT@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU: Library cataloging and authorities discussion group [an electronic discussion group with 3,600+ subscribers in 45 countries]. The AUTOCAT homepage can be found at: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/cts/autocat/

Consultant on implementation of AACR2 at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.April 1980


Graduate School of Library Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1955-1957; M.S. (L.S.)
1967-1970; 1972-1973 Certificate of Advanced Studies
(completed all requirements for a Ph.D. except dissertation; H.E.A. Title IIB Fellowship)

Mount Holyoke College

1957-1965 No degree
(courses in History, Russian, Latin)

Wilkes College [Wilkes University as of 1990]

1951-1955 A. B. cum laude
(Major in History; Minor in languages: French, German, Spanish)



Research Libraries and their Implementation of AACR2 / edited by Judith Hopkins and John A. Edens. Greenwich, CT. : JAI Press, 1986. xiii,341 p. (Foundations in Library and Information Science, v.22)

Reviewed in:

Library Resources & Technical Services: v. 32, no. 2 (April 1988): 181-182.
Reviewed by Alice J. Allen, University of Oregon

Journal of Academic Librarianship: v. 14, no.3 (July 1988): 167.
Reviewed by William J. Crowe, Ohio State University

Library and Information Science Annual: v.4 (1988): 105-106.
Reviewed by Marjorie E. Bloss, University of Illinois at Chicago

Library Quarterly: v. 58, no.4 (Oct. 1988): 393-394.
Reviewed by Michael Gorman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Index to Chapter 6 (1974) of the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, North American Text. Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1975. 12 leaves.

Manual for OCLC Catalog Card Production. Columbus, Ohio : Ohio College Library Center, February 1971. Revised (with Ruth L. Tighe) August 1972. vii,61 p.



"The community of catalogers: its role in the education of catalogers." Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, v. 34, no. 3 (2002): 375-381. [invited article]. This issue was also published as: Education for Cataloging and the Organization of Information: pitfalls and the pendulum, edited by Janet Swan Hill. New York : Haworth Press, 2002, p. 375-381.

"USMARC as a Metadata Shell." Journal of Internet Cataloging, v. 2, no. 1 (1999): 55-68.

"Copy Cataloging in an Acquisitions Department," by Susan M. Neumeister and Judith Hopkins. The Acquisitions Librarian, no. 12 (1994): 81-94. [invited article]. This issue was also published as: Management and Organization of the Acquisitions Department, edited by Twyla Racz and Rosina Tammany. New York : Haworth Press, 1994.

"The French Cataloging Code of 1791 and the Origins of the Card Catalog." Libraries and Culture, v. 27, no. 4 (Fall 1992): 378-404.

"The Ohio College Library Center." Library Resources & Technical Services, v.17, no.3 (Summer 1973): 308-319.



"Anti-spamming devices in an electronic discussion list" [Article submitted to College & Research Libraries News]



"Paper to online: necessary preparation" Newsletter on serials pricing issues [online electronic publication], No. 122 (Oct. 16, 1994), pp. 2-4. The URL is http://www.lib.unc.edu/prices/

"Technical Services and the Internet", ALCTS Newsletter, v. 5, no. 4 (1994), pp. 48-51. [issued by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association]

"Classification and Cataloging Education." The Bookmark [issued by the New York State Library], v.47, no.3 (Spring 1989): 179-182. [Issue theme: "Uncovering information: subject access to information in libraries"]


"American Library Association, 112th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.[June 1993; Reports of meetings]" Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, v.18, no.2 (1993): 120-130.

"ALCTS Computer Files Discussion Group" (pp. 120-126)
"ALCTS SS Program on 'Electric Journals: Meeting the Challenge'" (pp. 127-130)

"ALA Midwinter Meeting, Denver, Colorado [Jan. 1993; Reports of meetings]" Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, v.16, no.4 (1993): 128-130, 134-137.

"CCS Cataloging and Classification Research Discussion Group" (pp. 128-130)
"CCS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA)" (pp. 134-137)

"American Library Association, 111th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. [June 1992; Reports of meetings]" Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, v.15, no.4 (1992): 129-133, 136-139.

"The LITA/ALCTS Microcomputer Support of Technical Services Interest Group met Sunday, 6/28/92, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m." (pp. 129-133)
"NACO met on Sunday, 6/28/92, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m." (pp. 136-139)

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, v.16, no.1 (1993): 127-131, 136-137.
"The one-stop information store: the catalog beyond Cutter [program of the ALCTS Catalog Form and Function Committee and the RASD Catalog Use Committee]." (pp.127-131).
"ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Discussion Group" (pp. 136-137)

"Reports from ALA in San Francisco." T.R.G.C.C. Talks: the Newsletter of the Texas Library Association's Texas Regional Group of Catalogers and Classifiers, v.3, no.1 (Fall 1992): 2-4.

"ALA Midwinter Meeting, San Antonio, Texas [Jan. 1992; Reports of meetings]" Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, v.15, no.2 (1992): 108-111, 118-127.

"Cataloging Norms Discussion Group" [with Ruth A. Inman] (pp. 108-111)
"NACO, Sunday, 1/26/92, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m." [with Sherman Clarke] (pp. 118-120)
"ALCTS Role of the Professional in Academic Research Technical Services Departments, Sunday, 1/26/92, 2:00-4:00 p.m." [with Ruth A. Inman] (pp. 120-123)
"ALCTS CCS Committee on Cataloging: Discussion and Access" [with Sherman Clarke] (pp. 123-127)

"American Library Association, 110th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Ga. [June 1991; Reports of meetings]" Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, v.15, no.1 (1992): 103-109.

"Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Discussion Group, June 28, 1991, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m." (pp. 103-106)
"The ALCTS Commercial Technical Services Cost[s] Committee." (pp. 106-109)


Byrne, Deborah J. MARC Manual: Understanding and Using MARC Records. 2d ed. Englewood, CO : Libraries Unlimited, 1998. and Fritz, Deborah A. Cataloging with AACR2R and USMARC. Chicago : American Library Association, 1998. Reviewed in Library Resources and Technical Services, v.42, no.4 (October 1998)

Baker, Barry, ed. Cooperative Cataloging: Past, Present, and Future. New York : Haworth Press, 1993. Reviewed in Library Resources & Technical Services, 38, no. 4 (October 1994): 425-426.

Piggott, Mary. The Cataloger's Way through AACR2: from Document Receipt to Document Retrieval. London : Library Association (distributed in the U.S. by American Library Association), 1990. Reviewed in Library Resources & Technical Services, v.35, no.1 (January 1991): 123-124.

Crawford, Walt. MARC for Library Use: Understanding the USMARC Formats. Boston : G. K. Hall, 1989. Reviewed in Library Resources & Technical Services, v.34, no.1 (January 1990): 118-119.





George Kelley Paperback and Pulp Fiction Collection, Lockwood Memorial Library: Cataloging Manual. (April 1997; latest revision 5 July 2001) 25 p. URL: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/cts/about/kelley.html

Cataloger's Workstation Task Force: Report. (25 June 1996; updated 4 October 1997) 10 p. URL: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/cts/cat/catws.html

Format integration at the University at Buffalo; prepared by Judith Hopkins and John A. Edens (17 February 1995) 5 p.

Guidelines for CWIS providers. Draft 8 (29 November 1993)
[Drafts 1-8 prepared for the UB Wings Task Force] 5 p.

Collection level catalog records: guidelines. (May 1992) 4 p.

Authority control and the online catalog. (15 May 1986; revised 23 May 1986 and 4 September 1986)

AMC Guidelines (Archives and Manuscripts Control): [a manual]. (11 October 1984) 14 p.

Series authority manual for the use of Central Technical Services, University Libraries, State University of New York at Buffalo. (Oct. 1981; rev. Nov. 1982) 35 p. [Editor]

AACR2 options and alternative rules: a CTS manual. (April 1981) 1v. (looseleaf)

Retrospective conversion project: a manual. (August 1981) 70 p.

Uniform titles: a manual for the use of Central Technical Services, University Libraries, State University of New York at Buffalo. (1981) 56 p.


"Issues in metadata", presented at the SUNYLA (State University of New York Librarians Association) Conference, Adirondack Community College, June 18, 1999.

"What is metadata", presented at a seminar sponsored by the Centro Universitario de Investigaciones Bibliotecologicas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, August 3, 1998.

"USMARC as a metadata shell", presented at the 16th International Colloquium on Library Science Research, sponsored by the Centro Universitario de Investigaciones Bibliotecologicas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, August 5, 1998. Proceedings published in Spanish by CUIB; original English version published in the Journal of Internet Cataloging.

"Privacy and security issues in an electronic discussion list", a presentation at a meeting sponsored by the New England Chapter of the American Society for Information Science (NEASIS) on the topic of "Privacy in the electronic environment", Cambridge, Mass., 13 November 1996.

"Cataloguing Trends for the 90s: the impact of the Internet", a presentation at Ontario Library Association Super Conference, Toronto, 14 January 1995.

"Technical Services and the Internet" a workshop presented for the South Central Research Library Council at Binghamton, NY, 4 November 1994. Preceded by two abbreviated workshops on 3 November 1994 for the University at Binghamton Library technical services staff.

"Practical uses of the 'Net: Technical Services" a presentation at the Western New York/Ontario ACRL [Association of College and Research Libraries] Spring Conference, Grand Island, NY, 29 April 1994. Published as "Technical Services and the Internet" in ALCTS Newsletter, v. 5, no. 4 (1994)

"Cataloger uses of the Internet;" a presentation sponsored by the Rochester Regional Library Council, Fairport, NY, 19 November 1993.

"How to use E-mail;" a presentation to the Western New York Library Assistants Discussion Group Electronic Communications Workshop, University at Buffalo, 18 May 1993.

"Beyond E-mail: BITNET and the Internet;" a presentation sponsored by the University at Buffalo Library Faculty Development Committee. 5 December 1991.

RLIN refresher course, presented to staff of University at Buffalo Libraries.Feb.-Mar. 1988

"AACR2 Cataloging and Filing Update": staff development course for library media specialists, Erie County (NY) Board of Cooperative Educational Services. Fall 1986.

AACR2 orientation to staff of the University at Buffalo Libraries. 1981

Speaker on AACR2 at various meetings throughout New York State. 1980- 1981


New York State/United University Professions Joint Labor-Management Committee PDQWL Study Leave, 1987/88 $2,470 Used to work on article on French cataloging code, published 1992.


Wrote narratives and prepared budgets for the following:

Higher Education Act Title IIC grants
1987/88 $155,000 (received)
1989 $163,000 (received)
1991 $172,104 (not received)
1993 $152,534 (not received)
1994 $411,025 (on behalf of UB, Binghamton and Stony Brook: not received)

New York State Regional Automation grants
1989 $ 10,000 (received)
1992 $ 10,000 (received)
1993 $ 6,100 (received)

New York State Educational Doorway grants
1997 No specific amount (not received)



Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship (SUNY) 1985

Title II-B (Higher Education Act of 1965) Fellowship 1969/70 - 1971/72

BETA PHI MU (International Library Science Honorary) 1957-


BETA PHI MU (International Library Science Honorary) 1957- International Executive Committee 1991-1993


Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (formerly: Resources and Technical Services Division)

Secretary, ALCTS Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Discussion Group (Big Heads), 1990-
Membership Committee, 2000-2002
Electronic Communications Committee (CCS rep.) 1998-2000
The Best of LRTS [Library Resources & Technical Services] Committee 1992
Technical Services Cost Committee 1987-1991
RTSD Filing Committee 1979-1981

Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS)
CCS Nominating Committee 1996/1997
CCS Policy and Research Committee 1992-1996
Chair, 1994/1996 Chair, CCS Margaret Mann Citation Committee 1985-1986
CCS Brochures Subcommittee 1984-1985
CCS Executive Committee 1982-1984
CCS Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials 1978-1983
CCS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access 1992-1994
CCS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access. Task Force on
     Metadata 1998-1999

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)

Representative to ALCTS CCS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access      1992-1994
Bylaws and Organization Committee 1985-1988
Representative to RTSD Filing Committee 1979-1981
Board of Directors 1975-1977


Bibliographic Access Committee (Chair) 1984-1985


Dues Structure Committee 1986
Nominating Committee 1984
Vitality Committee 1982-1983
Section on Management of Information Resources and Technology (SMART)
Nominating Committee 1989
SMART Treasurer 1984-1988
SMART 2nd Vice-President 1983
SMART Executive Board 1979-1981
Bibliographic Control Committee 1979-1980

OCLC USERS COUNCIL. DELEGATE FROM FIVE ASSOCIATED UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES (FAUL) [representing: Syracuse University; University of Rochester; State University of New York at Albany, Binghamton, and Buffalo] 1978-1983

(representing Public Higher Education - SUNY, State Operated Campuses)

SONAC Planning Committee 1995-1998
SONAC Bylaws Committee (Chair), 1996-1998

University at Buffalo Faculty Senate

Senator: 1987/1988, 1992/93-1995/96, 2000/01-
Faculty Senate Executive Committee: 1987/1988, 1992/1994, 2001/2002
Liaison to Professional Staff Senate Bylaws Committee 1996-
Chair, Bylaws Committee 1991- (Performed a complete revision of the Bylaws of the Voting Faculty, the Charter of the Faculty Senate, and the Standing Rules of the Faculty Senate)
Secretary of the Senate (University-wide Elective office) 1988/1990
Elections Committee 1988-
Committee on Library and Information Resources 1987-1988
Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility 1981-1985

School of Information and Library Studies Taught LIS 571 "Organization of Recorded Information" Fall 1993
Ad Hoc Committee on the Promotion and Tenure of Suzanne Hildenbrand 1988
Adjunct Assistant Professor 1979-1983
Dissertation Committee member 1980-1981
"Subject Access to Catalog Records in Large Bibliographic Data Bases," by Rao Aluri, Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo, 1981


University Commencement Committee (Marshall) 1996-1998
Committee to prepare 1993-94 Faculty/Staff Handbook 1993
Wings [Campus-Wide Information System] Task Force 1993-1995 (Secretary)


Library Faculty Service

Collection Development Interest Group 1994-1995;(Chair) 1995
Representative to the UB Faculty Senate Executive Committee 1987-1988, 1992-1994
Library Faculty Executive Committee Member 1979-1980, 1992-1994
(Secretary) 1985-1986, 1998-2000
(Chair) 1986-1987, 1990-1992
Library Faculty Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure (Secretary) 1981-1985
Library Administrative Service
Library Systems Implementation Team (Secretary), 2000-
CTS [Central Technical Services] Task Force on a Technical Service Workstation (Chair)
Ad Hoc Electronic Publications Task Force (Chair) 1992/1993
Prepared Task Force report, 8 April 1993. 28 p. Committee on Database Management (Secretary) 1990-1991
Joint author (with John Edens) of Committee report entitled: Augmentation of BISON bibliographic database - BCAT, Aug.1991. 32p. Task Force on Data Collection (Secretary) 1989-
Title II-C Bibliographic and Physical Access to Latin American Documents Project Operations Committee 1987-1990
Title II-C Bibliographic and Physical Access to Latin American Documents Project Advisory Committee   1987-1990
CTS Ad Hoc Committee on Machine-Readable Records (Chair);1984
     Prepared Committee report, April 1984. 31 p.
Title II-C Advisory Committee for Poetry Bibliographic Access Project (Chair) 1984-1987
NEH Archives and Manuscripts Retrospective Conversion Project Advisory Committee (Chair) 1984-1987 Committee on the Five-Year Automation Plan for the University Libraries 1985-1986
Subcommittee on Technical Services Objectives (Chair) 1985 Search Committee for Catalog Editor, CTS Cataloging Dept. (Chair) 1985
Search Committee for Director, Science and Engineering Library 1985
Screening Committee for Assistant Head of Interlibrary Loan, Lockwood Memorial Library 1985
Search Committee for Humanities Bibliographer, Lockwood Memorial Library 1985
Task Force on the Future of Bibliographic Access in the University Libraries (Secretary) 1980-1981
AACR2 Impact Study Subcommittee (Chair) 1980
Subcommittee on the Implementation of AACR2 in the University Libraries (Chair) 1980-1981
CTS Committee on the Implementation of AACR2 (Chair) 1980-1981
University Libraries Rare Book Committee 1981
Various search committees 1977-1980


Attended various workshops, institutes, annual and midwinter meetings of the American Library Association, etc.

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