Anna Craft

Anna Craft is a member of the faculty at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she serves as Metadata Cataloger in the University Libraries. In that role, she helps make sure that the Libraries’ resources (print and electronic) are discoverable and available for patrons worldwide. She started her library career at the North Carolina State University Libraries, served as Metadata Librarian at Western Carolina University, and earned her MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She writes, speaks, and teaches on general metadata, MARC cataloging, institutional repositories, library career building, and other topics. When not librarian-ing, she is reading, running, and writing.

There are 17 included publications by Anna Craft :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Ann Tatlock. Travelers Rest. [Review] 2012 87 In Travelers Rest, her ninth novel, North Carolina-based author Ann Tatlock reminds readers that hope can be found in the midst of the most difficult struggles.
Best practices for scrapbook collections in CONTENTdm: lessons from the University Archives Scrapbook Collection at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro [Slides] 2014 94 Slides from a presentation on an interdepartmental scrapbook digitization project, geared toward an audience of CONTENTdm users. Delivered May 21, 2014 at the CONTENTdm Southern Users Group Meeting in Columbia, South Carolina. Co-presented by Anna C...
Champagne wishes, caviar dreams: incorporating ereaders into leisure reading while on a beer budget 2011 93 In the spring of 2010, staff at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library began investigating how to use end of year funds. One of the chosen ideas was to experiment with circulating Kindles loaded with leisure reading titles. The pilot program wa...
Champagne wishes, caviar dreams: incorporating ereaders into leisure reading while on a beer budget [Slides] 2011 63 Slides from a presentation on the use of e-readers, specifically Kindles, for delivery of leisure reading content in an academic library. Delivered November 3, 2011 at the Charleston Conference in Charleston, SC. Co-presented by Anna Craft, Elisabeth...
The Craft Revival Project: library leadership in creating connections between small cultural institutions 2010 191 The Craft Revival Project is a collaborative digital project partnering a mid-sized academic library with six small cultural heritage institutions in order to document the historic effort to revive handmade crafts in the western part of North Carolin...
Descriptive metadata for scrapbooks: Interdepartmental collaboration to support efficiency and discovery 2013 280 In the fall of 2011, The University Libraries of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro embarked on the digitization of a collection of approximately 250 historical scrapbooks that documented university history and spanned most of the twentie...
Descriptive metadata for scrapbooks: Interdepartmental collaboration to support efficiency and discovery [Slides] 2013 76 Slides from a presentation on an interdepartmental scrapbook digitization project. Delivered April 4, 2013 at the Archiving Conference held at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Co-presented by David Gwynn, Anna Craft, and Kathelene McCarty Sm...
From foundation to tower: building blocks for your library career [Slides] 2013 75 Slides from a presentation on library career stages. Delivered October 18, 2013 at the North Carolina Library Association biennial conference in Winston-Salem, NC. Co-presented by Nataly Blas, Anna Craft, Beth Filar Williams, and Mary Krautter.
Open access / closed coffers: repositioning an institutional repository to reflect reality 2012 56 During 2011, a combination of budgetary and staffing factors led the NC DOCKS institutional repository system at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) to restructure its staffing, policies, and procedures, particularly with relation t...
Open access / closed coffers: repositioning an institutional repository to reflect reality [Slides] 2012 30 Slides from a presentation on the restructuring of policies, procedures, and staffing for UNCG's locally-created institutional repository system, NC DOCKS. Delivered November 9, 2012 at the Charleston Conference in Charleston, SC.
Paging through history: lessons learned from a scrapbook digitization project [Slides] 2014 76 Slides from a presentation on an interdepartmental scrapbook digitization project. Delivered April 8, 2014 at the Society of North Carolina Archivists Meeting in Raleigh, NC. Co-presented by David Gwynn, Anna Craft, and Kathelene McCarty Smith.
Southern Highland Craft Guild 2011 192 The collections of the Southern Highland Craft Guild are available to visitors at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, North Carolina. Here visitors can explore library and archival materials that document traditional and conte...
Staying relevant: the new technical services [Slides] 2014 127 Slides from a presentation on changes in library technical services careers. Delivered May 13, 2014 at the Triad Academic Library Association (TALA) conference in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Supporting open access publishing via Open Journal Systems [Slides] 2014 7 Slides from a presentation on open access educational publishing via Open Journal Systems (OJS). Delivered virtually on October 22, 2014 as part of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) virtual conference, "Using the Web as an E-Cont...
Thinking outside the search box: redefining roles for catalogers in an academic library [Slides] 2012 83 Slides from a presentation on the changing role of the cataloger in academic libraries. Delivered June 24, 2012 at the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group meeting at the ALA Annual conference held in Anaheim, CA. Co-presented by Anna Craft and David Gwynn....
Thinking practically about metadata for digital projects in your library [Slides] 2011 48 Slides from a presentation on metadata basics for library projects. Delivered October 6, 2011 at the North Carolina Library Association biennial conference in Hickory. Co-presented by Anna Craft and Elizabeth Gregg.
What exactly do you do here, anyway? : advocating for technical services in our libraries [Slides] 2012 43 Slides from a presentation on advocating for technical services in libraries. Delivered October 22, 2012 at the North Carolina Library Association Resources and Technical Services Section workshop held at The University of North Carolina at Greensbor...