Jessica L. Serrao

Metadata Librarian for Digital Collections

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Contact

864-656-3358 jserrao@clemson.edu Library Depot 126


Education

MS Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2018)
MA Public History, North Carolina State University (2016)
BA Anthropology, Binghamton University (2008)


Research Interests

Metadata Practices in Academic Libraries, Inclusive and Reparative Metadata, Library & Information Science Research and Publishing


Selected Professional Works

Publications

Book Chapters

Serrao, J. L. (in press). Challenges of an early career EDI researcher in the U.S. In K. K. Matusiak, K. M. Bright, & D. Schachter (Eds.), Bridging research and library practice: Global perspectives on education and training. Berlin: De Gruyter Saur. https://www.degruyter.com/document/isbn/9783110772593/html?lang=en

Dutkiewicz, S. & Serrao, J. L. (2020). A road taken: A cataloging team becomes a metadata team. In S. Marien (Ed.), Library technical services: Adapting to a changing environment. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/lib_pubs/158/

Articles

Mason-Smith, M., Serrao, J. L., Klar, L., McEntire, D., Grant, A. M., & Isreal, G. (2020). Best practices for the collection of feedback from campus constituents utilizing campus and community partners. Collaborative Librarianship, 11(4), 228–239. https://digitalcommons.du.edu/collaborativelibrarianship/vol11/iss4/3/

Conference Proceedings

Vidas, C. D., Albro, M., McElfresh, J., Palmer, M., Serrao, J. L., Sheffield, K. M. (2022). Launching to the dark side of the moon: Librarian exploration of peer-reviewed library journals and “predatory” characteristics. Charleston Conference Proceedings, 2020, Sullivan’s Island, SC: Against the Grain Media. https://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.12470905

Serrao, J. L., Dutkiewicz, S. M., Grubbs, C., Oldham, K., Bodenheimer, L., Scott, J. S., Shultz, A. (2021, March). “All the world’s a stage” and each has a role to play: A collaborative cross-unit metadata project in five acts, South Carolina Libraries, 5(1). https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/scl_journal/vol5/iss1/4/

Dutkiewicz, S. M., Serrao, J. L., & Grubbs, C. (2020, October). Got metadata in your future? Lessons learned from describing a unique image collection. South Carolina Libraries, 4(2). https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/scl_journal/vol4/iss2/9

Presentations

Morgenstern, J., Oldham, K., Sheaffer, K., Serrao, J. L. (2021, April 13). Making the invisible visible: A closer look at twenty-first century academic librarianship. Association of College & Research Libraries 2021 Virtual Conference, Virtual.

Dutkiewicz, S. M., Grubbs, C., Serrao, J. L. (2021, March 19). Metadata-from-home: A digital collections project during COVID-19 [Invited webinar]. Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative, Virtual.

Sheffield, K. M., Serrao, J. L., Palmer, M., McElfresh, J., Albro, M., Vidas, C. D. (2021, March 9). Into the deep: Peer-reviewed library journals and “predatory” characteristics. Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference, Virtual.

Vidas, C., Albro, M., McElfresh, J., Palmer, M., Sheffield, M., Serrao, J. L. (2020, November). Launching to the dark side of the moon: Librarian exploration of peer-reviewed library journals and ‘predatory’ characteristics. Charleston Conference, Virtual.

Serrao, J. L., Dutkiewicz, S. M., Grubbs, C., Oldham, K., Bodenheimer, L., Scott, J. S. & Shultz, A. (2020, October). “All the world’s a stage” and each has a role to play: A collaborative cross-unit metadata project in five acts. South Carolina Library Association Annual Meeting, Virtual. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/lib_pres/212/

Serrao, J. L. (2020, August 5). Research design challenges of an early career EDI researcher. 2020 Research Forum, Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Virtual. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/lib_pres/209/

Serrao, J. L., Dutkiewicz, S. M., & Grubbs, C. (2020, June 9). Metadata-from-home: A digital collections project during COVID-19. Cataloging and Metadata Management Section, Cataloging Norms Interest Group, ALCTS Virtual Interest Group Week, Virtual. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/lib_pres/190/

Dutkiewicz, S. M., Serrao, J. L., & Grubbs, C. (2020, June 5). Got metadata in your future? Lessons learned from describing a unique image collection. C U at the Conference, College and University Section, South Carolina Library Association, Virtual. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/lib_pres/191/

Grant, A. M., Serrao, J. L. & Mason Smith, M., (2019, November 21). “Tell us what you think:” Results of an exploratory study of student feedback on an academic library. 2019 Access Services Conference, Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, Atlanta, GA. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/lib_pres/183/

Serrao, J. L. (2019, October 25). Connecting collections with equitable, diverse, and inclusive metadata. 2019 South Carolina Archival Association Annual Meeting, Newberry College, Newberry, SC. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/lib_pres/179/

Serrao, J. L., Grant, A. M., & Mason Smith, M., (2019, October 10). “Tell us what you think:” Results of an exploratory study of student feedback on an academic library. 2019 South Carolina Library Association Conference, Columbia Marriott, Columbia, SC. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/lib_pres/176/

Serrao, J. L. (2019, May 3). Moving toward shareable local authorities [Lightning round presentation]. South Carolina Digital Library Upstate Members Meeting, Hughes Main Library, Greenville County Library System, Greenville, SC. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/lib_pres/135/

Serrao, J. L. (2018, October 19). Improving transparency with documentation: A team processing approach. 2018 South Carolina Archival Association Annual Meeting, University of South Carolina Aiken Gregg-Graniteville Library, Aiken, SC. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/lib_pres/138/

Serrao, J. L. & de Klerk, T. (2018, August 18). Documentation for team processing: A strategy for internal and external transparency [Conference session and session chair]. 2018 Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/lib_pres/141/

De Klerk, T. & Serrao, J. L. (2018, March 15). A spotlight on ethics: Blogging for archival transparency. 2018 Society of North Carolina Archivists Annual Meeting, Duke University, Durham, NC.

Posters

Serrao, J. L. (2019, August 2). Are academic archives championing EDI initiatives in digital collections metadata practices? 2019 Research Forum, Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, JW Marriott Austin, Austin, TX. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/lib_pres/172/

Serrao, J. L. & Prater, J. (2019, June 22). Describing historical images: Improving access to digital collections with local subjects. 2019 American Library Association Conference, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/lib_pres/161/

Dutkiewicz, S., Grubbs, C., Serrao, J. L., Prater, J. (2018, November 2). Clemson’s past digitized: The future of archival access. 2018 South Carolina Library Association-Southeastern Library Association Joint Annual Meeting, Hilton Greenville, Greenville, SC. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/lib_pres/139/

Serrao, J. L. (2018, March 15). The archival image: How archives are portrayed by genealogy television. 2018 Society of North Carolina Archivists Annual Meeting, Duke University, Durham, NC.

Serrao, J. L. (2016, August 4). Digitizing divinity: Duke chapel recordings digital collection [Graduate poster session]. 2016 Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.