Staff Profile: Linda Isaac

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Linda Isaac
Special Collections Cataloging & Metadata Librarian

Linda Isaac joined the faculty of the University of Miami Libraries in 2015.  She is responsible for providing extensive bibliographic descriptions for rare books and manuscripts, artists’ books, and historical materials related to South Florida and other areas of the Caribbean.  She collaborates with the curators to establish priorities and determine appropriate levels of treatment for each collection.  She serves as a liaison between the Metadata & Discovery Services and Special Collections in the development and implementation of policies and procedures, including training of staff. 

Before joining the University of Miami, Linda held positions at the Young Research Library Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles, as a rare book cataloger; and at the California State University, Fullerton, as the Head of Cataloging in Technical Services.

Linda is an active member of the American Library Association, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Association of Library Collections and Technical Services, Asian Pacific American Librarians Association, American Printing History Association, and Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing.

Linda is currently serving on the RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee, DCRM-RDA Task Force, and Linked Data for Production (LD4P) Rare Materials Ontology Extension Group. She is also currently serving on the University of Miami Faculty Budget & Compensation Committee, and the University of Miami Libraries Bylaws Committee.

Linda earned her Master’s in Library and Information Science and Bachelor’s in Psychology (summa cum laude) from the University of California, Los Angeles.  Her research interests focus on the history of the book, codicology and paleography.