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Education and Orientation Officer appointed

The RDA Steering Committee is pleased to announce that Elisa Sze has been appointed to the position of Education and Orientation Officer.

The Education and Training Officer facilitates effective RDA instruction relating to the official Toolkit and encourages and supports communities in their transition to the official Toolkit.

This temporary position has a one-year term beginning January 1, 2022, with the possibility of one renewal upon mutual agreement. Elisa will join the RSC effective immediately to start orientation prior to the beginning of her term.

Elisa Sze is a metadata librarian at the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL), where she oversees the central library's English language cataloguing and co-chairs the Metadata Management Functional Team. In addition to her appointment with UTL, she is a sessional instructor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information (iSchool), where she teaches a cataloguing course for its ALA-accredited Master of Information program.

Elisa’s research interests revolve around technical services planning and Canadian library history. She has co-authored articles in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly and a book chapter in the forthcoming publication Transforming Technical Services through Training and Development (ALA Editions). Her archival research paper on settlement house libraries in Toronto will be published in volume 56, issue 3 of Information & Culture (University of Texas Press).

Elisa has a Master of Information Studies degree and Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, and an Associate Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto.

Posted 08 September 2021