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Staff Profile

Maria Pinkas, MLS

Maria M. Pinkas, MLS

Metadata Management Librarian

Current Role at UMB

As Metadata Management Librarian, I am responsible for the description of library resources, as well as for assigning or curating controlled access terms and keywords used to search for  books, journals, and digital material in the Library Catalog and the UM Digital Archive. I oversee the activities of the Metadata Management Department.



M.L.S. Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.

B.A. College of William and Mary. Williamsburg, Virginia


Professional Affiliations / Activities

American Library Association – Association of Library Collections and Technical Services Division (ALA-ALCTS), Continuing Education Committee

Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL)

Maryland Library Association (MLA)


Honors and Awards

“Transforming Collections” American Library Association – Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Microgrant. Award received for the partial cost of the digitization of the Crawford Collection, founding collection of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, June 2012.