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Angela Yon

Assistant Professor, Cataloging & Metadata Librarian
Milner Library
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Research Interests & Areas

resource description and discovery, critical cataloging, linked data, open data, digital humanities and digital scholarship

MS Library and Information Science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College Research Initiative Award

Milner Library

Book, Chapter

Yon, A., & Willey, E. Learning From Each Other: Reciprocity in Description Between Wikipedians and Librarians. Laurie M. Bridges, Raymond Pun, and Roberto A. Arteaga (EDs), Wikipedia and Academic Libraries. Maize Books (2021): 288-301.

Journal Article

Yon, A. Contextualizing Performers in Circus Route Books: Linked Data Entities and the Open Data Environment. Trends and Issues in Library Technology: Agile project management and summer conference issue, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) (2023): 41-52.
Yon, A., Allbaugh, G., & Franzen, S. Thinking Outside the Dyad: Incorporating Cohort-Based Experiences into Mentorship. Library Leadership & Management 37.2 (2023)
Yon, A., & Willey, E. Using the Cataloguing Code of Ethics Principles for a Retrospective Project Analysis. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly (2021)
Willey, E., & Yon, A. Applying Library of Congress Demographic Group Characteristics for Creators. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 57.6 (2019): 349-368.


Cataloging Ethics in Applying Demographic Group Terms. DEI Metadata Networking meeting. RAILS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Metadata Networking Group. (2023)
Cataloging Ethics in Applying Demographic​ Group Terms. Milner Library Collections DEI Summit. (2023)
Contextualizing Performers in Circus Route Books: Linked Data Entities and the Open Data Environment. IFLA WLIC 2022 (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions World Library and Information Conference 2022). International Federation of Library Associations. (2022)
The Heart of a Library: Getting to Know Each Other. Illinois Library Association 2022 Annual Conference: At the Heart of It. Illinois Library Association. (2022)
Shelter in the COVID Storm: Building Relationships through Mentoring. Illinois Library Association 2021 Annual Conference virtual: Breaking Down Barriers, Building Up Communities. Illinois Library Association. (2021)
Yon A. & Anderson-Zorn A. K., (2020) “Be Empowered! Take the 'Scary' out of Linked Data”, MAC Annual Meeting Presentations 2020(1).

Wikipedia List of African American Writers and Library of Congress Demographic GroupTerms. Leveraging Wikipedia to Help Enrich and Improve Library Practices Panel. American Library Association Annual Conference. (2018)
Wikipedia and Libraries: Improving Metadata Through Collaboration. OCLC Americas Regional Council Conference 2018: Change the Game. OCLC Americas Regional Council Conference. (2018)

Grants & Contracts

Agency Through Otherness: Portraits of Performers in Circus Route Books 1875-1925, the final year of the Step Right Up: Digitizing Over 100 Years of Circus Route Books Project. Council of Library & Information Resources. Private. (2020)
Enhancing Catalog Records with Author Characteristics. University Research Grant. Illinois State University. (2017)