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Barbara Ann Barnett Tillett, American librarian, director.


Tillett, Barbara Ann Barnett was born on September 29, 1946 in Galveston, Texas, United States. Daughter of Stephen Burney and Phyllis Jean Stewart Barnett.


Bachelor in Mathematics, Old Dominion College, Norfolk, 1968. Master of Library Science, University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Los Angeles, 1987.


Bibliographic analyst and programmer, tsunami document retrieval system University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1969—1970. Reference library science and technical, director ocean science information center, head serials editing and conversion project Hamilton Graduate Research Library., University Hawaii, 1970—1973. Head technical services Scripps Institution Oceanography Library., University California, San Diego, 1973—1976, director technical services, 1977—1987.

Online Computer Library Center system coordinator University Libraries, University California, 1976—1977. Co-consultant on planning a library for the proposed Lewes Marine Studies complex University Delaware, Newark, 1979. Visiting assistant professor Graduate School Library.

& Information Science, University California, Los Angeles, 1987. Head catalog department Central University Library., University California, San Diego, 1987—1994. Instructor AJ Seminars, 1989.

Adjunct professor Palomar Community College, San Marcos, 1990—1991. Consultant on authority control system specifications Colorado Alliance Research Libraries, Denver, 1992. Co-consultant on functional requirements for bibliographic records International Federation Library.

Association Standing Committee for the Section on Cataloguing, Study Group on Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records, The Hague, Netherlands, 1992—1997. Consultant on designing courseware database and record format University the World, San Diego, 1993. Consultant on cataloging process and organization University Libraries, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1993.

Chief Cataloging Policy and Support Office Library. Congress, Washington, 1994—2008, director integrated library system program, integrated library system, 1997—2001, interim director for electronic resources, 2000—2001, acting chief Cataloging Distribution Service, 2006—2008, chief policy stads. division, since 2008. Consultant technical service operations for libraries Escuela Superior de Ciencias Marinas & CICESE Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Ensenada, Mexico, 1974—1986.

Consultant on Online Computer Library Center implementation University California, University Library., Riverside, 1977—1978, Santa Barbara, 1979, San Diego State University, University Library., 1979. Referee Library. Resources & Technology Services, Chicago, 1988—1997. Reviewer College & Research Libraries, Chicago, 1992—1997.

Chair task group on authorities Cooperative Cataloging Council, Washington, 1993—1994. Representative to joint steering committee revision Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules Library. Congress, Washington, 1994—2007, co-chair metadata policy group, since 2001, representative to standing committee the Classification and Indexing Section, since 2002.

LC representative joint steering. committee Development Resource Description and Access, since 2005. Member Standing Committee on Standards Program for Cooperative Cataloging, Washington, 1995—1996. Member advisory committee Online Computer Library Center, Inc., Dublin, 2002—2004.

Technical advisor on Redlight Green Project Research Libraries Group, Mountain View, California, 2002—2004. Advisor Arabic Union Catalogue, King Abdulaziz Public Library., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, since 2006, Arabic Union Authority File, Bibliotheca Alexandria, Egypt, since 2006. LC representative to joint steering committee Richard Daley Associates, since 2007.


  • Achievements include development of taxonomy of bibliographic relationships. First to coordinate the move to Online Computer Library Center for the southern California campuses of the University of California. First to led the implementation of the first integrated library system for the Library of Congress.

    First to led the international effort that established the international Catalogving Principles.


  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, Binghamton, New York, since 1990, Association of College and Research Libraries Publications in Librarianship, Chicago, 1992-1994, Advances in Librarianship, New York, 2000-2002, Bibliografija, Vilnius, Lithuania, since 2005, il Bibliotecario, Italy, since 2008.


Member of Association Research Libraries (Cataloging Description and Access committee representative 1989-1991, Cataloging in Publication advisory committee representative 1989-1991), Library. Information and Technology Association (founder, chair 1984-1986, member authority Control Interest group), Library Association Collections and Technology Services (chair Cataloging and Classification Section 1991-1994, Library. Congress representative 1994, director at large 1994-1997), International Federation Library.

Associations and Institutions (chair standing committee Section on Cataloguing 1999—2003, secretary and treasurer Division IV 2001-2003, Division IV representative since 2003, governing board 2003-2007, professional committee member 2003-2007, secretary, treasurer standing committee Classification and Indexing Section 2003-2007, chair, treasurer 2003-2007), Special Libraries Association (Southern California chapter) (network liaison officer 1973-1989), Special Libraries Association (Hawaiian/Pacific chapter) (charter member, secretary 1972-1973), Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Library. Congress Pennsylvania, Association College and Research Libraries, International Association Marin Science Libraries & Information Centers, District of Columbia Library. Association, California Library.

Association (Palomar Chapter president 1977-1978), American Society for Information Science (secretary, treasurer 1983-1985, Special Interest Group/User Online Interaction), American Library Association (Cataloging Section standing committee representative 1993—2003, Library. Collections and Technology Service representative 1994—2003, Margaret Mann Citation 2004), Beta Phi Mu.


Married Stephen Earl Tillett, June 1, 1970.

Stephen Burney

Phyllis Jean Stewart Barnett

Stephen Earl Tillett