Patrick Harrington, he/him/his Metadata Specialist Supervisor

Position title
Metadata Specialist Supervisor


Performs original and copy cataloging for monographs and serials in English, Spanish, and other languages. Works with Archives and Special Collections staff to coordinate and execute special collections cataloging projects. Co-chair of the Cataloging and Metadata Group at the U of M Libraries. 


MLIS, iSchool at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

BA in English Literature & Secondary Education, Northwestern University

Selected publications and presentations

Harrington, Patrick (2019) Generating Geographic Terms for Streaming Videos Using Python: A Comparative Analysis, Code4Lib, Issue 45. Available here:

Myung-Ja K. Han, Jamie Carlstone & Patrick Harrington (2018) Cataloging Digitized Continuing Resources in a Shared Record Environment, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 56:2-3, 155-170, DOI: 10.1080/01639374.2017.1388324

Han, Myung-Ja K.; Harrington, Patrick; Black, Andrea; Kudeki, Deren (2017) Aligning author-supplied keywords for ETDs with domain-specific controlled vocabularies. Presented at IFLA Satellite Conference in 2016. Available here: