Cataloging Staff


John Felbinger, Cataloger, OSMC ; 212.851.2452

John has responsibility for original monographs cataloging in several areas and departments. Principally, he has primary responsibility for all German language material, and Latin language (generally non-Rare Book) material.  Additionally, he catalogs for Avery Architectural Library, Lehman Library, and occasionally for the Burke Library. He also has a general assignment covering humanities and social science materials for Butler Library.


Kate Harcourt, Director, OSMC ; 212.854.2714

Kate Harcourt is the Director for Original and Special Materials Cataloging and holds administrative responsibility for cataloging policies and procedures within the Division.

Kate currently serves on PoCO (Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Committee) and was recently confirmed as Chair-Elect.  She is also joint lead with Jim LeBlanc on the 2CUL TSI (Technical Services Initiatives) effort.


Matt Haugen, Rare Book Cataloger, OSMC ; 212.851.2451

Matt catalogs rare books for the Burke Library and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library. He holds a MSLIS and a Certificate in Archives and Records Management from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science (LIU), and a MA in Religion from Yale Divinity School. Prior to joining Columbia University Libraries, Matt was a cataloger at the New York Society Library, and also worked as a manuscript processor at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University.


Anna Perricci: Web Archiving Project Librarian, OSMC


Anna leads collaborative web archiving initiatives based at Columbia University Libraries through the Web Resources Archiving Collaboration project (funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation).  She engages a range of stakeholders at over 15 research institutions, including collaborative collection development pilot projects with members of BorrowDirect.  She earned a MSI in Archives and Records Management and a Graduate Teaching Certificate at the University of Michigan.  

Anna is currently the Education Coordinator for the Society of American Archivists Web Archiving Roundtable, and a member of the International Internet Preservation Consortium Preservation Working Group.  Select publications and presentations of Anna’s can be found in Columbia University’s Academic Commons.



Robert Rendall, Principal Serials Cataloger, OSMC ; 212.851.2449

Robert catalogs continuing resources in all formats and all languages, and supervises the Serials Processing Services (SPS) and Fine Arts/Avery (FAVE) units within OSMC. He coordinates CONSER cataloging of serials at Columbia and chairs meetings reviewing serials workflow within technical services. He is responsible for reviewing series authority records created at Columbia, and also catalogs some monographs in European languages.

Robert is Columbia’s representative on the CONSER Operations Committee and serves on related CONSER and PCC working groups. In ALA/ALCTS, he is the current chair of the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access.


Audrey Ross, Serials Copy Cataloger, OSMC ; 212.854.8007

Audrey provides copy, as well as some original, cataloging for continuing resources in all formats.  She has primary responsibility for copy cataloging microform serials, and catalogs unconverted serial titles from the card catalog. She also does database maintenance on current serials records referred to serials cataloging for updates.

Audrey serves as an 1199 union delegate.


Susan Summer, Principal Cataloger, OSMC ; 212.854.1436

Susan catalogs monographs, sound recordings, music scores, maps, rare books, microforms, serials and other materials in Slavic, Baltic and other European languages. She is one of Columbia's NACO and SACO coordinators. She assists with staff training, preparing procedural documentation and record review. She also serves as liaison to the Library of Congress.


Alex Thurman, Web Collection Curator & Cataloger, OSMC ; 212.851.2460

Alex is the Web Resources Collection Coordinator for the Web Resources Collection Program, building web archives in human rights, historic preservation and NYC religions and also archiving the Columbia University web domain. He also catalogs websites and serves as the selector for professional literature. Previously, he worked on the GENIUS project, gathering bibliographic records for all the publications of Columbia's current faculty for the dual purpose of facilitating Columbia grant applications and creating an intellectual inventory for the University.

Alex is currently Chair of the ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee, and of its Working Group on LCGFT Literature Terms and is a member of the Metadata Group at Columbia. 


Melanie Wacker, Metadata Coordinator, OSMC ; 212.854.9676

Melanie works with her colleagues within the Libraries and Information Services at Columbia University to ensure the integration of digital metadata with local and national systems to enable information discovery. She provides guidance on best practices, and develops, documents, and maintains standards and procedures for metadata for digital content generated within the Libraries and other units within Information Services. In her role as chair of the Metadata Group, she facilitates information exchange across departmental boundaries.  Other responsibilities of her position include the cataloging of electronic resources and NACO/SACO work.

Melanie is the chair of the MODS/MADS Editorial Committee, SACO-SAC Liaison, and a member of the OCLC Research Registering Researchers Task Group.


Iris Wolley, Cataloger, OSMC ; 212.851.2448

Iris catalogs material in all formats in English, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.  Along with Kate Harcourt and Melanie Wacker, she catalogs online electronic resources, including integrating resources.  Her professional activities at  the Libraries include membership on various committees and serving on the information desk.

Outside Columbia, Iris serves on various committees and task groups through membership in the American Library Association (ALA), the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), and the OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC).