Greta Bahnemann, she/her/hers Metadata Librarian, Minnesota Digital Library

Full position title(s)
Metadata Librarian, Minnesota Digital Library
Libraries department


Responsible for implementing current metadata standards and best practices for the Minnesota Digital Library, a digital collection of images, maps and documents.


M.L.I.S. University of British Columbia, Vancouver

M.A. Winterthur Program in Early American Culture

B.A. University of Minnesota, Morris in History and Art History

Service to professional organizations

2013-2016 Co-Chair of Summer Educational Institute

2013-2014 Member of the ARLIS/NA + VRA Joint Conference Task Force

2011-2013 Chair of ARLIS/NA Internship Award Committee

Selected presentations and publications

DPLAfest 2019 "Mind the Gaps: Evaluating Digital Collections for New Opportunities"

2019 Minnesota History Whatever "Minnesota Digital Library's Primary Source Sets"

2018 Mnnesota Library Assocation, "MDL: A Smogasbord of Services and Projects"

2018 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference, "Mind the Gaps: Evaluating Digital Collections for New Opportunities”

2017 Minnesota Library Association Conference, “Mapping the State: Place-Based Discovery in Minnesota Reflections”

2016 Minnesota Educators Association conference, "Got Primary Sources?” Minnesota Reflections Primary Source Sets Project" 

2015 Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting, "See Agnes? It's Just Metadata" workshop 

2014 TIES conference "Digital Resources: The Skill of Finding Quality"


"The Preservation of Glass Plate Negatives"

Bahnemann, Greta and Keefer, Jeannine. “Developing Digital Collections” in The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship, Second Edition, American Library Association Neal-Schuman Publishing, 2017.