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Linda Barnhart
Secretary, RDA Steering Committee

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The RDA Steering Group is pleased to announce two new appointments.

Kathy Glennan is the new Chair-Elect.

Ebe Kartus is the new Wider Community Engagement Officer.

Both Kathy and Ebe are current members of the RSC, as representatives of
the American Library Association (ALA) and the Australian Committee on
Cataloguing (ACOC) respectively. Each brings a wealth of expertise in the
current strategy and development of RDA to their new roles.

Kathy Glennan has more than 30 years of experience cataloging scores and
audio recordings, commencing in 1985 with a one-year NEH grant funded
position at the Arnold Schoenberg Institute, then located at the University
of Southern California. She subsequently became USC’s music cataloger, a
specialization she held until moving to a similar position at the
University of Maryland in 2005, where she now serves as Head of Original
and Special Collections Cataloging.

Since 2005, Kathy’s professional contributions and scholarship have focused
on the development of *RDA: Resource Description and Access*, with a
special emphasis on music cataloging instructions. In 2013, she became the
ALA Representative to the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA,
which became the RDA Steering Committee in 2015. In this role, she has
spent her time interpreting RDA instructions, identifying problems, and
shepherding change proposals from ALA to improve RDA. She has given
numerous presentations on RDA, FRBR, and MARC Formats issues, including
four webinars relating to RDA for the Association of Collections and
Technical Services division of ALA. She also authored an article in the
March 2012 issue of the Music Library Association’s quarterly journal
Notes, “The Development of *Resource Description and Access* and Its Impact
on Music Materials.”

Ebe Kartus has worked in a number of University libraries, and is currently
working as Library Content and Discovery Manager at the University of New
England in New South Wales. She has also worked in a wide variety of other
library environments including library vendors. Ebe has been a cataloguer
for about 25 years and has been a member of ACOC since 2002, served as ACOC
Chair 2003-2011, and is currently the Australian representative on the RDA
Steering Committee. She believes we should be sharing data more and adding
value to records for all the library community to utilize. Her next big
resource description adventure (hopefully) will be with linked open data.

Ebe has been co-chair for the 2016 VALA Libraries, Technology and the
Future conference and is co-chair for the 2018 conference. She was also
co-chair for VALA Tech Camp in July this year. Ebe is also a member of the
IGeLU/ELUNA (Ex Libris User Groups) Linked Open Data Working Body and
co-chair of the IGeLU/ELUNA Community Zone Management Group.

Both appointments commence in January 2018. Kathy will have one year in the
role of Chair-Elect, overlapping with Gordon Dunsire; his role as chair
ends in December 2018. She will then begin a four-year term as Chair. Ebe's
appointment is for two years, ending in December 2019. The roles made
vacant by these appointments will be absorbed by the transition to the new
governance structure for RDA.

For more information about the governance of RDA, see