Patricia W. Rader

CATALOGER AND REFERENCE LIBRARIAN, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Research Libraries, Dance Collection (New York, NY), 1992-present.
Original cataloging in MARC (RLIN) of monographs, visual materials, electronic media, programs and clippings files using AACR-2, LCSH, and Dance Collection subject headings. Supervises professional and para-professional indexing and cataloging of textual and visual materials. Performs catalog maintenance in local INNOPAC system (CATNYP). Inputs authority records to NACO via RLIN; and into local authority file (Cuadra Star). Authority record coordinator for Dance Heritage Coalition. Facilitator for the Dance Collection's staff and patron use of the Internet, for NYPL local area network (RLLAN), and for Unix-based Cuadra Star database. Trains technical assistants, interns, and professional staff. Reference service in response to on-site, mail, e-mail and telephone requests. Contributes links to Dance Division web site. Served on NYPL Research Libraries Systems Committee, Training Committee, Visual Materials Cataloging Committee, EAD/SGML Task Force, Metadata Task Force, and Strategic Review (NYPL in a Networked Society). Served as illustrations liaison for Oxford University Press International Encyclopedia of Dance. Managed Images of the Dance digital pilot project for Web access to 1,145 dance photographs; assisted with metadata for Treasures of the American Performing Arts digital project. Contributed to visual materials cataloging guidelines for the Dance Heritage Coalition Access Project. Served on editorial committee for ALA sponsored bibliography, A Core Collection in Dance.

REFERENCE LIBRARIAN AND COORDINATOR OF ON-LINE SERVICES, College of New Rochelle (New Rochelle, NY), 1989-1992. Adjunct 1992-1994.
Provided reference service and collection development in the humanities, social sciences and sciences for undergraduates, graduates and faculty. Mediated online searches using BRS, DIALOG, OCLC and others. As network liaison for MPALS regional catalog in Westchester County, identified and helped correct system problems. Set up computer hardware and software, wrote procedures and coached librarians in the use of online and CD-ROM services. Assisted circulation and interlibrary loan librarians as needed. Provided bibliographic instruction in classroom and tutorial settings, emphasizing electronic resources. Served on College Senate Executive Committee (Secretary). Achieved rank of Assistant Professor; granted tenure.

REFERENCE LIBRARIAN, City College, City University of New York (New York, NY), 1986-1988. Adjunct 1990-1994.
Reference at all levels for the Main Library (serving the humanities, arts, and social science departments) and Architecture Library. Collection development for dance. On-line searching using GEAC, DIALOG, OCLC and NOTIS. Created in-house database of indexes and abstracts using IBM-PC SCIMATE software; helped convert Architecture Library's manual reserve system to GEAC system. Wrote procedures for computer use, law collection maintenance, and New York State Documents processing. Bibliographic instruction at all levels. Wrote and edited for library newsletter Circumspice.

LIBRARIAN, Dance Notation Bureau, Inc. (New York, NY), 1981-1986. Professional Advisory Committee, 1998-2000.
Cataloging, reference, collection development and other professional and administrative services for the library and archives, which contain a wide variety of manuscript, printed and audiovisual materials. Designed computer database for library archives; taught research methodology; wrote and edited a variety of texts, including grant proposals and grant reports.

REFERENCE LIBRARIAN, Suburban Library System Information Service (Oak Lawn, IL), 1979-1981.
Provided reference service for librarians of over 100 academic, public and special libraries in the Chicago area, using traditional and non-traditional sources. Frequent on-line searching using DIALOG, BRS and New York Times Information Bank; traditional reference source searching at the Oak Lawn Public Library. Outreach visits to south suburban libraries.

MAIN READING ROOM SUPERVISOR, Newberry Library (Chicago, IL), 1976-1979.
Provided reference at all levels in history and the humanities; handled interlibrary transactions; provided bibliographic instruction to visiting student groups; worked with conservation department to identify brittle books and other items in need of preservation, routing them to treatment areas; hired, trained, scheduled and evaluated pages; maintained equipment and ordered supplies; helped formulate departmental budget.

TECHNICAL SERVICES ASSISTANT and CIRCULATION ASSISTANT, Indiana University Music Library (Bloomington, IN), 1971-1975.
As Technical Services Assistant, performed LC copy cataloging and some original cataloging; revised student workers' filing. As Circulation Assistant, maintained circulation records; filed catalog cards in public catalog; assisted with music reference.


1998 Certificate of Continuing Education, Cornell University Department of Preservation and Conservation, Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives Workshop (4.2 Continuing Education Units)
1992 M.A. City College, City University of New York; Dance Research and Reconstruction
1975 M.L.S. Indiana University; Library Science
1974 B.A. Indiana University; double major: English Literature, Music History-Theory


Reading knowledge of German, Spanish, Italian and French, with dictionaries.


Jan.-Feb. 2001   Guest teacher for two sessions of Sarah Lawrence College graduate course in dance composition, focusing on Baroque dance ideas and techniques for class project to music of Lully.
Sept.-Oct. 2000    Guest lecturer for two sessions of New York University graduate course in dance archives and archival management.
April 2000   Attended Ghent 2000 Early Dance Conference, Ghent, Belgium, and was asked to coordinate a Web-based world-wide bibliography of dance historians' works, building on the model developed by Study Group for Ethnochoreology of the International Council for Traditional Music. Read personal tribute to dance scholar Ingrid Brainard at Boston Conservatory, published by Dance Research Journal.
December 1999    Revised "Choreographing Your Search" Web-based tutorial for the Dance Heritage Coalition.
June 1999   Presented workshop-roundtable on dances from the "Il Papa Manuscript" at the Society of Dance History Scholars conference in Albuquerque, NM.
1998-1999   Book reviews for Dance Chronicle.
February 1998   "Dances and Songs of Early 18th-century London," presentation at Bruno Walter Auditorium (New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, NY).
June 1997   "Electronic Access to Dance Resources," organizer and panel chairperson for Society of Dance History Scholars (Barnard College, New York, NY).
September 1996    "The Language of Dance -- on Paper and in Practice," panelist presenting on dance notation and gesture in the career of Hester Santlow for Northeast American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA).
August 1996    "Using Library Resources," presentation for the Amherst Assembly; also, taught classes in historical dance styles for Amherst Early Music and Dance Festival. (Amherst College, Amherst, MA).
August 1995   "Dance Research Techniques" class and classes in historical dance styles for Amherst Early Music and Dance Festival (Amherst College, Amherst, MA).
July 1994   "Choreographing Your Search," presentation with Catherine Johnson, for the Dance Heritage Coalition/ PRESERVE Workshop (Jacob's Pillow Dance Center, Lee, MA).
June 1993   "Choreographing Your Search," presentation with Catherine Johnson, Mary Strow and Virginia Moreland for the Dance Heritage Coalition as part of pre-conference activities for Congress on Research in Dance/American Dance Guild (New York University, New York, NY).
June 1992   "Computer Research Tools for Dance History," presentation for the International Early Dance Institute (Goucher College, Towson, MD).

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