Michelle Paquette

Cataloging & Metadata Librarian

(650) 497-2795

I catalog materials for Special Collections, creating records for newly acquired collections and updating catalog records for newly processed collections. I also manage metadata creation, remediation, and registration for Special Collections digital/digitization projects.


  • MS in Library Science, Simmons College
  • BA in English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Professional activities 

Professional Organizations:
  • Rare Materials Ontology Group, 2016-present
  • NCTPG - Northern California Technical Processes Group (Treasurer, 2016-2018)
  • ALA - American Library Association
  • RBMS - Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (Membership & Professional Development Committee, 2017-present)
  • SCA - Society of California Archivists


  • Panelist on Work smarter, not harder: Re-purposing metadata and making it work for you! at SCA 2018 Annual General Meeting, April 13, 2018
  • Facilitator of Have a problem? Someone (probably) has an answer! networking activity at NCTPG 2018 Annual Meeting, April 6, 2018

Continuing Education Coursework

  • Using OpenRefine for Library Metadata, May 2016
  • Introduction to the Semantic Web, April 2017
  • RDFa1.1 (RDFa and RDFa Lite) and RSS, May 2017

Conferences attended

  • RBMS 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • ALA 2015
  • NCTPG 2016, 2017, 2018
  • SCA 2018
  • SCA/GCA Mini-Conference in Sacramento, CA, August 28, 2015
  • NETSL 2014 Annual Conference - Coming Up Roses: Growing Towards the Future

More about me 

I came to Stanford in May 2015. Prior to my position here I worked as a Digital Archivist for Chevron, and before that at Amherst College as a Metadata Resident.