Gina Solares

Head of Cataloging and Metadata Management

What I do at USF:
As the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Management, I direct the library's approach to describing, analyzing, and classifying all of the resources that the library acquires. The libraries at USF provide a wide array of resources to students, faculty, and staff, on campus and off. The Cataloging and Metadata Management department makes decisions about how resources are represented in the library catalog, where they are shelved, and how information in the catalog is displayed and indexed. Our primary goal is to connect you with the library resources you need. We also support the library's digital collections initiatives through the creation of metadata, application of controlled vocabularies, and transformation and enhancement of descriptive metadata.

Secondary Liaison Areas: Visual Arts

About me:
I have a B.A. in Art History from the University of Minnesota, Morris and a Masters of Library and Information Science from UCLA. Before joining USF in 2014, I worked as a Catalog Librarian at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and a Technical Services Librarian at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles.

I'm interested in linked data for authority control, information management in libraries, and information seeking behaviors in the visual arts. I am passionate about building tools and metadata to support the information needs of all students, faculty, and staff. I believe in intellectual freedom and hope that through my work here at USF, I can support students and faculty who are committed to making the world a more just, equitable place.

Personal interests include mail art, visiting museums, and exploring. I can often be found editing Wikipedia articles, contemplating Cornelia Parker's masterpiece, Anti-Mass, at the De Young Museum, or walking the Lands End trails.

Contact Info

Gina Solares, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Management

GL 125 (415) 422-5361