Anne (Gaynor) Washington is the Metadata Librarian at the University of Houston Libraries. She is responsible for managing metadata creation and maintenance for the University of Houston Digital Library. She is also involved in initiatives to expand the Libraries’ services to researchers including consulting with students and faculty on how to use metadata for their projects and research data. Her research interests include emerging technologies, such as linked data, that have the potential to more broadly expose and connect resources as well as user-centered approaches to metadata. She is currently the co-chair of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)/Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Linked Library Data Interest Group.
Anne received a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Before joining the University of Houston, she held positions with the University of Virginia and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.