Interview with Janet Swan Hill

Janet Swan Hill was recently interviewed as part of the “Capturing our stories” initiative began by Loriene Ray. In short, Capturing our stories “is a national oral history program to gather life histories of experienced librarians as they exit their careers. The histories will be easily accessible to colleagues, students and less experienced librarians though a digital library.”

Janet is interviewed by A. Arro Smith and brings us some of the following points:

  • Changes in the profession
  • RDA
  • Challenges faced as an administrator
  • Meta data
  • Ethical dilemmas
  • Cataloging Education
  • Hiring catalogers
  • Giving back to the profession

The interview is about 58 min. and can be found at,

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