Kiley Jolicoeur, Metadata Strategies Librarian in the Department of Digital Stewardship, was recently selected for a LEADING fellowship with the Metadata Research Center at Drexel University. The Library and Information Science (LIS) Education and Data Science Integrated Network Group (LEADING) is a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian National Digital Infrastructures and Initiatives project, supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The LEADING project scales-up the highly successful LEADS-4-NDP initiative to prepare a diverse, nationwide cohort of 50 LIS doctoral students and early to mid-career librarians for data science endeavors. LEADING’s model includes community hubs, a co-educational hub at OCLC and eighteen member nodes that also serves as project mentoring sites. Drexel University’s Metadata Research Center serves as the central-coordinating hub and will oversee the data science curriculum and bring together all project partners.
Beginning in July and over the course of the succeeding six months, Jolicoeur will be working with the Movement Alliance Project’s People’s Media Record, which contains audiovisual material that documents grassroots activism in Philadelphia from 2005-present. “We are excited to support Kiley in this experience. Her work with these audiovisual materials will allow her to bring back new insights that will support enhanced description with our own extensive A/V collections,” said Déirdre Joyce, Head of the Department of Digital Stewardship and the Digital Library.
Jolicoeur recently joined the Libraries as a full-time staff member after previously working with the Digital Library Program as a graduate assistant. She is responsible for the metadata for digital collections, including the creation of new metadata, remediation of legacy metadata and the designing of application profiles across collections and platforms. Kiley received her Master’s in Library and Information Science degree from Syracuse University and her dual bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Classics from Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Virginia.