Introducing your 2021-22 Moderating Team!

Cheryl Miller is the Head, Library Metadata and Discovery Services at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, CA. After attending Pomona College in Claremont, CA and UCLA GLIS in Los Angeles, Cheryl worked at other museum libraries and cataloged for a private collector before finding a home at the Autry. She has presented at ARLIS-NA Conference, RBMS Conference, California Rare Book School, and the Association of Tribal Libraries, Archives and Museums annual Conference. Currently, Cheryl is working with the Autry’s Metadata Team to create a new thesaurus of updated name and subject terms for indigenous names, subjects, languages, and locations, with the goal of addressing how the groups refer to themselves.

“I look forward to serving as FTC Co-Moderator and discovering new ways to highlight our extremely varied work in Fashion, Textiles and Costumes librarianship.”

Caetllonn Seadjwyc recently acquired her MLIS from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to embarking on a career in librarianship, she designed, manufactured, and sold her jewellery collection throughout both Canada and the US, among many other endeavors. Caetllonn has long since demonstrated an affinity for all things fashion, textile, and costume related, most recently evidenced by an ever-expanding series of style-related Pinterest boards and far too many pieces of vintage fabric tucked away in her storage closet.

“I’m delighted to be part of a community that is as interested and inspired by garments and the many varied stories they tell—some frivolous, some political, but always intriguing—as I am! I look forward to interacting with as many FTC SIG members as possible during my time as a Co-Moderator… and beyond, too.”

Emily Anna Smith holds an MLS from Rutgers University, a BA in history from Mary Washington College, and has completed coursework at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  She is the Interlibrary Loan Coordinator at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.  While her career has largely focused on cataloging and interlibrary loan, her heart has always dwelled in the realm of fashion.  She has been fortunate enough to dovetail her professional skills in organization, classification, and research with her sartorial passions.  Her scholarship centers on the ways social media transmits and shapes perceptions of fashion and has become a tool to explore the nexus of fashion and identity.  She has given two presentations at separate Fashion: Now & Then conferences at LIM College that use the microcosm of the red carpet at the Academy Awards to explore these themes.  The first was “Who Are You Wearing?” How Social Media and the Oscars Red Carpet Have Democratized the Discussion of Fashion (2013) and the second Whatever Lola Wants: Billy Porter, Gender Norms, and Social Media on the Oscars Red Carpet (2019). You can follow her on twitter @oscarscloset.

“I am excited and honored to be part of a community with so many fascinating and important stories to tell.  Fashion, textiles, and costume are such a vital aspect of contemporary and historic cultures.  I’m looking forward to meeting you, virtually and in person, and learning about your work and passions.  It is my pleasure to serve as your Vice-Moderator.”

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