About Emily Alinder Flynn


Currently, I am the Metadata and ETD Coordinator for OhioLINK. My main focuses include the Electronic Theses/Dissertations (ETD) Center, metadata in our union catalog known as the Central Catalog, and managing the cataloging of our shared consortial electronic resources.

In my free time, I am also the Metadata Specialist for, a great resource of actual librarians cover letters; I create and manage the metadata for internal use, documentation, and public display.

Previously, I worked as Catalog Librarian at ProQuest in Ann Arbor, MI, creating MARC records for eBooks and streaming videos.

I earned an M.S.I., with a specialization in L.I.S., from the School of Information at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a B.A. in English from Lawrence University, a liberal arts college in Appleton, WI.

While I have worked for a library vendor in the corporate section, much of my experiences is in different areas of academic and special libraries, including Reference, Acquisitions, Circulation, and Cataloging. Most of it is in Technical Services, which I still consider my favorite part of libraries since all information and materials pass through it. I strive to make information the most accurate and findable in any of my positions, making sure to do a thorough and precise job so that the users are best served.

In my free time, I read and write, cook and travel, solve and construct crosswords, and continue to learn new things. I’m creative and curious, which makes me a perfect librarian and cataloger. I enjoy making useful, fun, and tasty things for myself and others.

Currently, I have another blog about the books on my bookshelf that I am trying to finally read.

Stephen X. Flynn, my husband, is now a middle school teacher at a charter school. He was the former Emerging Technologies Librarian at the College of Wooster. He has his own professional blog and is the founder of Open Cover Letters.


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