Cliff Landis

Cliff Landis

  • Atlanta, GA, USA


- Sixteen years technology, management, information organization, reference, and instruction experience
- Project management experience with an emphasis on assessment, evaluation, and goal completion
- Author and speaker on the role of emerging technologies in libraries, user-centered service, web services, linked data, communication skills, and the co-evolution of humanity and technology
- Experience in desktop and mobile web service design, development, usability, and assessment
- Personal emphasis on using passion and innovation to solve complex problems in a changing information environment


2002 - 2004

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Master of Science in Library and Information Science

1998 - 2002

Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy/Religious Studies
Cum Laude, University Honors Scholar


2017-03 – Present

Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta, Georgia
Digital Initiatives Librarian

  • Manage digitization services including digital preservation, scanning procedures and documentation, and troubleshooting hardware, software, and communication issues
  • Ensure best practices in scanning, digitization, and description (DACS, FADGI, NARA, ACTLS)
  • Provide project management for service migrations/upgrades
  • Physically process archival collections to prepare for digitization
  • Oversee digital asset management systems and archival technologies (CONTENTdm, Omeka, XTF, ArchivesSpace)
  • Develop and implement grant-funded technology initiatives (GaNCH)

2016-07 – 2017-01

InterContinental Hotels Group, Atlanta, Georgia
Taxonomy and Metadata Manager

  • Manage digital assets including metadata schema development and implementation, file naming conventions, rights management, and asset tagging in Adobe Experience Manager Assets
  • Develop and maintain enterprise taxonomy including stakeholder interviews, card sorts, facet development and contextual implementation
  • Clean and normalize metadata including implementation of standards for interoperability
  • Work with vendors on software development and asset aggregation (SapientNitro, Ogilvy, FOAP)

2010-06 – 2016-06

Georgia State University Library, Atlanta, Georgia
Web Services Librarian / Assistant Professor

  • Manage 50+ web-based applications, including public website and intranet
  • Provide consistent information organization, naming, tagging, search engine optimization, and reporting
  • Lead cross-functional groups in the selection and development of web-based services and software, including digital asset management systems, online exhibits, and live data feeds between tools
  • Develop training materials and present workshops on best practices and new technologies
  • Supervise two web programmers in the development of plugins and open source tool customizations
  • Serve as Interim Department Head and Interim Systems Administrator

2004-07 – 2010-05

Odum Library, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia
Reference Librarian / Assistant Professor

  • Coordinate library instruction efforts and outreach
  • Facilitate Reference Team management and decision making processes
  • Implement emerging technologies, including chat reference and institutional repository software


  • Landis, C. (2019). Linked open data in libraries. In K. Varnum (Ed.), New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know. Chicago, IL: LITA.
  • Landis, C. (2014). A web of meaning: Linked open data resources on the web. College & Research Library News 75(9), 492-505.
  • Landis, C. (2010). A Social Networking Primer for Librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.
  • Oguz, F., Marsh, C. V., & Landis, C. (2010). Collaboration through Communities of Practice in the Digital Age. Communications in Computer and Information Science 96(1), 18-30.
  • Landis, C. (2008). Friending our users: Social networking and reference services. In S. Steiner, & L. Madden (Eds.), The Desk and Beyond: Next Generation Reference Services. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries.
  • Chapman, J., Landis, C., Smith, S. (2007). The development of a library research methods course for online graduate students in education. In M. F. Russo, & A. L. Daugherty (Eds.), Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age: Educating College and University Students Online. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries.
  • Landis, C. (2007). Good idea! Connecting to users with Facebook. Georgia Library Quarterly 43(4), 6.
  • Landis, C. (2007). Social networking sites: Getting friendly with our users. College & Research Library News 68(11), 709-712.
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