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Luiz H. Mendes, Cataloging Coordinator

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and supervise the Cataloging and Database Maintenance Unit
  • Bibliographer/Subject Specialist for: Linguistics/TESL and Modern & Classical Languages (Armenian, Chinese, Farsi, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Russian and Spanish)
  • Reference and bibliographic instruction

Professional Interests

  • Descriptive & Subject Cataloging
  • Metadata & Digital Library Initiatives
  • Teaching & Training (Cataloging and Metadata)


MLIS, San Jose State University (2006)

UCLA (1990-1997)

  • Graduate coursework in Romance Linguistics (Syntax)

BA (English), California State University, Northridge (1990)

  • Mary Cleary Scholarship, Fall 1989

Current Activities

ALCTS CCS RDA Implementation & Training Task Force, Member, 2009-

ALCTS CCS Education, Training, and Recruitment for Cataloging Committee, Chair, 2008-2009, Intern, 2007-2008.

ALCTS Electronic Resources Interest Group, Chair Elect, 2007-2008.ALCTS and Library of Congress Cataloging for the 21st Century, Trainer (Rules & Tools for Cataloging Internet Resources; Metadata Standards and Applications; Metadata and Digital Library Development; and Digital Project Planning & Management Basics)

CSUN Academic Affairs Web Architecture Committee, Member, 2007-2008.

CSUN Library Technology Committee, Member, August 2008-

CSUN Electronic Library Working Group (ELCOM), Member, January 2007-July 2008.

CSUN Learning Object Metadata Group, Member, 2007-