Jacqueline E. Chapman

Digital Collections Librarian (SLA) | Community Coordinator (NMNH-IDSC)

Jacqueline is currently on detail to the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), supporting the new Informatics and Data Science Center (IDSC) as their Community Coordinator. Working with teams focused on Digital Stewardship, Research Informatics, Genomics, and Digitization, she is focused on building community, establishing knowledge organization practices, developing community norms, and ultimately, laying the groundwork for a Community of Practice at NMNH. Jacqueline formerly served the Smithsonian Libraries as Head, Digital Library and Digitization, and supported the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL). She led selection, prioritization, and imaging for library collection materials, and coordinated metadata creation and enhancement for digital surrogates.

At the Institution, Jacqueline is involved in a number of initiatives and communities concerning digitization, metadata, data analysis, and digital access to collections. In 2021, she served on the Primary Digital Collections Object (PDCO) Working Group, revising the Smithsonian's assessment tool for born digital holdings. Jacqueline served a 3 year appointment to the Digitization Program Advisory Committee (DPAC) of the Digitization Program Office (DPO) from 2019-2022. She is currently serving on the Working Group on Smithsonian Digitization Priorities as part of the Smithsonian's strategic planning process.

In 2016, Jacqueline was selected as one of 18 participants in Collective Wisdom: Libraries, Archives, and Museums, a conference exchange cohort as part of a nation-wide competitive application process. Collective Wisdom focused on strengthening the connections across archives, museums, and libraries for continuing education and professional development (CE/PD) and breaking down barriers between sectors. This opportunity was coordinated and funded through the Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries and Museums, via the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Jacqueline received an MSLS (Concentration in Archives and Records Management) from the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from the School of Social Work. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT), where she graduated with Honors from the College of Letters.