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Meghan Finch

Meghan Finch

Assistant Professor
Digital Assets Librarian, Linguistics Librarian

Email: mmfinch@oakland.edu
Phone: 248-370-2457

Office: 241 Kresge Library
Office Hours: Thursdays, 1-3pm (sign up)


Research Interests

Electronic resource management, institutional repositories, digital libraries, metadata schema standards development and implementation.


Refereed Articles

[under review] Finch, M. (2014). Using freely available RDA resources to provide in-house training to a medium-sized academic academic library. Journal of Library Metadata.

Finch, M. (2014). Electronic Resources. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (pp. 3832-3840). Information Science Reference.

Editor Reviewed Articles

Finch, M. (2014). Using Trello to Automate the Electronic Resources Troubleshooting Workflow. code4lib. http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/10034

Book Chapters

Finch, M. (2013). The Evolving Metadata Librarian: Creating and Managing Data about Data. In R. Peacock and J. Wurm (Eds.), The New Academic Librarian: Essays on Changing Roles and Responsibilities (pp. 185-195). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company.


Finch, M. (2013, November). Introduction to RDA. Presented at the annual meeting of the Michigan Association for Media in Education, Kalamazoo, MI.

Finch, M. (2013, April). Introducton to RDA. Presented at the annual meeting of the Oakland County Follett Destiny User Group, Waterford, MI.

McGlone, J., Kahn, M., Finch, M. (2012, November). Scholarly Communications Success. Presented at the annual meeting of the Michigan Library Association, Detroit, MI.

Finch, M. (2012, June). What VRA Core Can Do For Dublin Core. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Library Association, Anaheim, CA.

Finch, M. (2012, April). EAD in the Catalog. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Innovative Users Group, Chicago, IL.

Finch, M. & Gallagher, P. (2011, September). Finding Things: Beyond Call Numbers. Presented at the annual meeting of the Michigan Innovative Users Group, Lansing, MI.

Finch, M. (2011, July). EAD in the Catalog. Presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Great Lakes Innovative Users Group, Wilmington, OH.


Library Service


2013-presentMember, Merit and Travel Committee
2013-presentMember, Committee on Elections


2012-presentChair, Collection Description and Access Committee
2012-presentMember, Electronic Resources Selection Committee
2012-presentMember, Online User Interfaces Team
2012-presentMember, Integrated Systems and Data Team
2013-presentMember, Library Technologies Team
2013-presentCo-Chair, Institutional Repository Committee

University Service

2013-presentMember, Academic Computing
2012-2013Member, Library Senate Committee

Professional Service

2012-2013Member, American Library Association, New Members Roundtable Handbook Committee
2011-2013Programming Co-Chair, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services' Metadata Interest Group

Educational Background

MLIS, Library and Information Science, Wayne State University, 2010.

B.A., East Asian Languages and Culture, Japanese, 2005.

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