Katherine Wisser

Associate Professor and Masters Program Director, Director Archives Concentration, and Director of Archives Certificate Program
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About Me

Katherine Wisser comes to SLIS from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where she earned her doctorate in 2009 and master's degree in library and information science in 2000. Wisser also holds a master's degree in early American history from the University of New Hampshire. While in North Carolina, Wisser spent five years as the metadata coordinator for NC ECHO, a statewide program that encourages and supports use of appropriate metadata by member institutions to ensure online access to cultural heritage information facilitation, workshop instruction and individual institutional consultation. Prior to that, she spent two years as a libraries fellow in the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries cataloging and special collections departments. Wisser's articles have been published in, among others, American Archivist, Library HiTech, and Library Resources and Technical Services. She currently serves as the co-chair of the Technical subcommittee for Encoded Archival Context for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF). Wisser joined the Simmons SLIS faculty in Fall 2009.

Katherine Wisser's Curriculum Vitae

What I Teach

  • LIS 415 Information Organization
  • LIS 419 Indexing and Thesaurus Construction
  • LIS 438 Introduction to Archival Methods and Services
  • LIS 440 Archival Access and Use
  • LIS 445 Metadata
  • LIS 532C History of Libraries