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Joanna K. Dyla

Head, Metadata Development Unit, Metadata Department


  • (650) 723-2529


Third Floor

Joanna's role in the library

I am responsible for coordinating the work of the Metadata Development Unit (MDU) that specializes in creation, organization, and maintenance of metadata to facilitate discovery and access to library information resources in a variety of formats and languages using traditional cataloging standards as well as emerging metadata schemas and techniques. I also serve as the Stanford University Libraries liaison with the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC).

Professional activities

Program for Cooperative Cataloging, Policy Committee (Po-Co) (2014-present)

Program for Cooperative Cataloging, Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO), Trainer (1995-present)

Program for Cooperative Cataloging, Standing Committee on Training (2011-present)

American Library Association (1986-present)



MLIS, Information Sciences, University of California at Berkeley
MA, Russian Philology, University of Lodz