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.

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.


Contact Info

Gina Solares, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Management

GL 125 (415) 422-5361