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Meghan Finch, Assistant Professor, OU Libraries

Meghan Finch

Assistant Professor
Digital Assets Librarian, Linguistics Librarian

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

Office: 241 Kresge Library
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 1pm-3pm (schedule)


Research Interests

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


Finch, M. (2016). Using freely available RDA resources to provide in-house training to a medium-sized academic library. Journal of Library Metadata, 16(2), 94-114. doi:10.1080/19386389.2016.1215736.

Finch, M. (2014). Using Trello to Automate the Electronic Resources Troubleshooting Workflow. code4lib 26. http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/10034

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. (2015, October). BIBFRAME: a Basic Overivew. Workshop presented for the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, Rochester, MI.

Finch, M. (2015, March). RDA: What is it and do I need to worry about it? Presented at the annual meeting of the Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group, Detroit, MI.

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


Chair, Merit and Travel Committee 2014-2015
Member, Merit and Travel Committee 2013-2014
Member, Committee on Elections 2013-present



Co-Chair, Institutional Repository Committee 2013-present
Member, Electronic Resources Selection Committee 2012-present
Member, Online User Interfaces Team 2012-present
Member, Integrated Systems and Data Team 2012-present
Member, Library Technologies Team 2013-present

University Service

Member, Library Senate Committee 2014-2016
Member, Academic Computing 2013-present
Member, Library Senate Committee 2012-2013

Professional Service

Member, Editorial Committee, code4lib journal 2015-present

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

Educational Background

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

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

Created by MH / Updated on October 26, 2018 by MH

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