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About Kelly J. Thompson

I am a metadata analyst librarian at the University of Minnesota, where I participate in the management of the descriptive and administrative data which facilitate access to library collections, both digital and physical.

My professional interests include data wrangling, thoughtful automation of data maintenance/creation tasks, computational solutions to library data and collections management questions, open research/data/education advocacy, networked scholarly metadata, and examining information access and privilege through critical/social justice lenses. SHARE curation associate 2016-2017 cohort.


Present Metadata Analyst Librarian, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ‐ Data Management and Access
July 2013August 2016 Metadata Management and Cataloging Librarian, Iowa State University

Research Interests

Metadata and cataloging, Scholarly communication, Metadata project management, Science, agriculture, and technology, Gender, sexuality, and family studies, and Metadata for theses and dissertations

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Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award

Articles (4)

Presentations and Posters (7)