"I can't have information I know would be of interest to someone and not share it." — Sanford Berman

Amber Billey is the Systems and Metadata Librarian at Bard College in beautiful Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Billey currently serves on transitional Leadership Team for the ALA Core Metadata & Collection Section, and is Co-Chair of the Core Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Billey is a member of the PCC Task Group on Identity Management in NACO, and PCC Advisory Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She is the founder and member of the Open Cataloging Rules project. She is also on the Advisory Board for the Digital Transgender Archive, and the editorial board for the Homosaurus – a linked data thesaurus for the LGBTQ+ community.

Prior to joining Bard, she was the Metadata Librarian at Columbia University Libraries from 2015-2017 where she worked on the LD4P project contributing to ontology development, tool testing and development, and MARC to RDF mapping. Billey worked as the Cataloging/Metadata Librarian at the University of Vermont Libraries from 2011-2015. From 2009-2011, she was the metadata specialist for CollectiveAccess open-source collection management software for museums, archives, and historical societies. She served as the Vermont Library Association President from 2013-2014. Billey received her MLIS from Pratt Institute in 2009 with certificates in Archives and Museum Librarianship.

When she isn’t thinking about metadata best practices and the future of libraries, Billey enjoys hiking in mountains, swimming in oceans, and sitting on meditation cushions.