"I can't have information that I know would be of interest to someone and not share it." - Sanford Berman

Billey Albina (FKA Amber Billey) is the Systems and Metadata Librarian at Bard College in beautiful Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Billey is the Chair of the Leadership Team for the ALA Core Metadata & Collection Section, and is Past-Chair of the Core Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Billey is a member of the PCC Advisory Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and was Chair of the PCC Ad Hoc Task Group on Recording Gender in Name Authority Records. She is the founder and member of the Open Cataloging Rules project. She is also on the Advisory Board for the Digital Transgender Archive, and the editorial board for the Homosaurus – a linked data thesaurus for the LGBTQ+ community.

Prior to joining Bard, she was the Metadata Librarian at Columbia University Libraries from 2015-2017 where she worked on the LD4P project contributing to ontology development, tool testing and development, and MARC to RDF mapping. Billey worked as the Cataloging/Metadata Librarian at the University of Vermont Libraries from 2011-2015. From 2009-2011, she was the metadata specialist for CollectiveAccess open-source collection management software for museums, archives, and historical societies. She served as the Vermont Library Association President from 2013-2014. Billey received her MLIS from Pratt Institute in 2009 with certificates in Archives and Museum Librarianship.

When she isn’t thinking about metadata best practices and the future of libraries, Billey enjoys hiking in mountains, swimming in oceans, and sitting on meditation cushions.