Emily Boss

Emily Boss

Assistant Professor, Head of Metadata, Cataloging, and One-Time Acquisitions


As the Head of Metadata, Cataloging, and One-Time Acquisitions, the focus of my work is to provide leadership for the ordering, receiving, description, and processing of materials to promote greater discoverability and access to UNR and our community partner's resources. I have original cataloging responsibilities as well as overseeing maintenance and policy for the Libraries' Library Services Platform (Alma), the Digital Archive (Islandora), and Finding Aid Repository (ArchivesSpace).


M.L.I.S, Master of Library and Information Science, University of Denver

B.A., English, University of San Diego, magna cum laude

Selected publications

  • Anderson, K., Boss, E. E., & Bucy, R. (In Press). Centering Indigenous perspectives in library collections: a lesson in cultural humility. Library Trends, 72(2).
  • Boss, E. E., & Beisler, M. (2024). Impact of Alma migration on technical services’ unit organization in academic libraries. Technical Services Quarterly, 41(1), 22-44.
  • Radniecki, T., & Boss, E. E. (2024). Library managers’ experiences on the tenure track. College & Research Libraries, 85(2), 210-233
  • Boss, E. E., & Gerth, N. (2020). Reducing system toil in a university library. Library Management, 41(4/5), 173-181.

Selected grants

  • Anderson, K. (Co-Principal), Boss, E. (Co-Principal). "Media for the Masses: Opening the Reno Gazette Journal Photograph Collection", Sponsored by Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records, State, $86,551.00.
    • Submission Date: March 2021
    • Date Awarded: July 1, 2021
    • End Date: August 31, 2022