Sarah Theimer

Sarah Theimer

Assistant Professor, Cataloging & Metadata Librarian
Phone: (603) 862-5603
Office: Library, Dimond Library, Durham, NH 03824

Research Interests

  • Assessing metadata quality
  • Creative problem solving
  • Improving written communication
  • How language change impacts metadata

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Metadata, organization of information, metadata quality.


  • M.L.S., Library Science, University of Maryland
  • B.A., Russian, Carleton College

Selected Publications

  • Theimer, S. (2022). Reframing Project Assessments: Including People as a Priority. TECHNICAL SERVICES QUARTERLY, 39(2), 93-111. doi:10.1080/07317131.2022.2045429

  • Li, Y., Guiod, S. E., Preate, S. M., & Theimer, S. H. (2014). Library Publishing at Syracuse University.

  • Li, Y., H Theimer, S., & M Preate, S. (2014). Campus partnerships advance both ETD implementation and IR development: A win-win strategy at Syracuse University. Library Management, 35, 398-404.

  • Theimer, S. H. (2013). All Metadata Politics Is Local: Developing Meaningful Quality Standards. In NEW DIRECTIONS IN INFORMATION ORGANIZATION (pp. 229-250). doi:10.1108/S1876-0562(2013)0000007015

  • Theimer, S. H. (2013). All metadata politics is local: Developing Meaningful Metadata Quality Measurements..

  • Theimer, S. (2012). A Cataloger's Resolution to Become More Creative: How and Why. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 50(8), 894-902. doi:10.1080/01639374.2012.711440

  • Theimer, S. (2012). What Language Death and Language Planning Tell Us About MARC and RDA. Journal of Library Metadata, 12(2-3), 279-293. doi:10.1080/19386389.2012.700604

  • Theimer, S. (2002). When a 21st century user meets a 20th century OPAC: How word choice impacts search success. PNLA QUARTERLY, 66, 11-12.

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