Annamarie Klose Hrubes Appointed Digital Initiatives Librarian

Annamarie Klose Hrubes joins the staff of Cheng Library as Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Annamarie Klose-Hrubes

Annamarie Klose Hrubes joined the Cheng Library staff on February 6, 2017 as the Digital Initiatives Librarian. Her current work involves managing digital collections and planning for improved and integrated materials, both digitized and born-digital. In collaboration with other members of the Library Information Systems Department, Anna is currently working on the development of guidelines for an institutional repository and recommending key policies for future digital initiatives.

About her new position, Anna said, “I am fortunate to be working with a great team here on developing an institutional repository, and we’ve been testing several open sources platforms. There’s a lot of work ahead but I’m looking forward to sharing the fruits of our labor with the University community.”

Anna earned a B.F.A. in Film & Television from New York University and a Master of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. Her areas of specialization include digitization, metadata, digital archives and libraries, and institutional repositories.

Before coming to William Paterson University, Anna served as the first Digital Projects Librarian at Frostburg State University for more than two years. There, she worked on the development and governance of Maryland Shared Open Access Repository, a consortial, institutional repository, and managed a local instance of the repository, eScholarship@Frostburg.

Prior to her employment at Frostburg State University, Anna worked for several departments at Rutgers University Libraries during and after her MLIS studies. Her most notable experience was digitizing and creating metadata for the Badian Roman Coins Collection, a collection of coins from the Roman Republic.

In her spare time, Anna enjoys knitting, sewing, photography, visiting museums, and traveling.

May 03, 2017