Mary Anne Dyer

  • Metadata Librarian

  • Assistant Professor
  • Collections, Discovery and Budget, Resource Acquisition and Metadata Services


  • M.L.I.S. Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2007
  • M.A. Art History, VCU, 1996
  • M.A. Social Science, Montclair State University, 1988
  • B.A. Psychology, University of Virginia, 1979

Previous professional experience

  • Interim Catalog and Art Resources Project Manager, VCU Libraries, 2004-2005
  • Catalog Project Manager, VCU Libraries, 2001-2007
  • Library Practitioner I, VCU Libraries, 1995-2001
  • Office Services Assistant, VCU Libraries, 1991-1995

Selected presentations

  • Dyer, M.A. (2013). Full speed ahead: The challenges of cataloging a historic editorial cartoon collection. Presented at ARLIS/NA Annual Conference.
  • Cary, K. & Dyer, M.A. (2011). Check it out! Lending e-readers and iPads at VCU Libraries. Presented at VASLA Summer Program.
  • Dyer, M.A. & Hibben, Y. (2011). Collaboration in developing a book art genre index. Presented at VRA + ARLIS/NA 2nd Joint Conference. 
  • Dyer, M.A. (2010). Metadata selection and controlled vocabularies. Presented at RALC Technical Services Roundtable.
  • Dyer, M.A. (2009). Comic book collaboration: Creating a genre index and cataloging comic books with an interdepartmental workflow. Presented at ELUNA Annual Conference. 
  • Dyer, M.A. (2008). Book art and comic book cataloging at VCU Libraries. Presented at RALC Technical Services Roundtable. 

Selected publications

  • Dyer, M.A. & Hibben, Y. (2012). Developing a book art genre headings index. Art Documentation, 31(1).

Professional organizations

  • American Library Association
  • Art Libraries Society of North America
  • Association for Library Collections and Technical Services
    • Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Visual Resources Association