University Libraries Announces Libby Hertenstein as Special Collections Cataloger


A portrait of Libby Hertenstein. She has short, straight brown hair. She is wearing glasses and a bright yellow cardigan sweater and is smiling.
Libby Hertenstein

Elizabeth “Libby” Hertenstein is joining the faculty of University Libraries as Special Collections Cataloger. Her appointment begins on January 3, 2023. 

Reporting to the Head of Bibliographic Initiatives, Libby will provide original and complex cataloging of special collections materials in all formats and languages with a focus on pre-1800 materials. She will serve as the expert cataloger for materials requiring Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Material (DCRM) or a similar level of detailed description appropriate for early printed works, manuscripts and unique special collections material. Libby will also develop and implement workflows, policies and procedures to efficiently and effectively catalog incoming and backlog special collections materials and will serve as a resource for special collections cataloging questions for curators and other University Libraries staff.  

Libby earned a Bachelor of Arts in German and history at Ohio University and a Master of Library Sciences with a specialization in rare books and manuscripts from Indiana University. She has more than a decade of experience in cataloging and metadata, with publications appearing in Technical Services Quarterly, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, Cataloging and Classification Quarterly and more. Libby most recently served as Associate Professor and Cataloger and Metadata Librarian at Bowling Green State University. 

We look forward to welcoming Libby to University Libraries.