Kate Matheny

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Kate has had a long run at Digital Services. She worked for us as a student, years ago, and went on to be Digitization Outreach Coordinator from August 2012 to June 2015, where she will seek new and better ways to engage users with our digital content. She left the unit, but she didn't go far: on the other end of the hall, she is Reference Services and Outreach Coordinator for Special Collections.

Back when she was a student here, Kate called herself the "Mystical Wizard of All Things Picky," and was the one we turned to when we need to know the status of a partially worked collection that has languished untouched since olden times. She also created spreadsheets for metadata input on new collections, organized our digital shared space, helped determine and enforce policies for maintaining some order and progress, performed quality control checks on metadata and images. Beyond that, she has been known to track down physical content deep in the stacks, consult with Hoole personnel to determine best practices and solutions to difficult problems, and more.