Metadata Management Standing Committee


The Metadata Management Standing Committee addresses issues pertaining to the cataloging and classification of legal resources.

See the TS-SIS Handbook for more information about the committee.

Responsibilities of the Co-Chairs

  1. Sets the agenda and presides over the standing committee meetings held during the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting.
  2. Organizes the Metadata Management Roundtable during AALL Annual Meeting.
  3. Submits the Annual Report and the Minutes of the AALL Annual Meeting.
  4. Serves as Ex Officio member of the TS-SIS Education Committee and solicits or submits programs and workshop proposals to the TS-SIS Education Committee.
  5. Appoints the chairs of the Metadata Policy and Standards Advisory Group (MPSAG) and the Vendor-Supplied Records Advisory Working Group (VRAG).
  6. Appoints the chair of the Heads of Cataloging in Large Libraries Roundtable.
  7. Appoints the facilitators of the Metadata Management Roundtable.
  8. Keeps members of the Metadata Management Standing Committee informed of the activities of the working groups, committees and subcommittees.

Membership Responsibilities

Any members in good standing of TS-SIS, who express an interest in volunteering, are appointed by the chair. Members are expected to:

  1. Respond in an informed and timely manner to calls of the chair.
  2. Contribute to discussions or consultations initiated by the chair.



Shawn King, co-chair (2020-2022)
University of Wisconsin

Christopher Thomas, co-chair (2022-2023)
UCLA Law Library