Athena Salaba, Ph.D., has been a member of the iSchool faculty since January 2004. Her major research areas include the organization of information, knowledge organization systems, conceptual modeling, subject access to information, user experience, user-information interactions, and information-seeking behavior. She collaborated with iSchool Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., on an IMLS-funded research project on FRBR implementation to develop effective library catalogs. She is the recipient of the Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition Award (Yin Zhang and Athena Salaba), Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), 2009.
She is the author of a number of refereed journal articles, books, book chapters, conference papers and presentations. She is the co-author of Implementing FRBR in Libraries: Key Issues and Future Directions (New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2009; with Y. Zhang) and Cataloging and Classification: An Introduction, 4th edition (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016; with L.M. Chan). She served as the co-chair and secretary of the IFLA Working Group on the Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records (FRSAR), chair of the Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) of ALA’s ALCTS Division, and member of the IFLA FRBR Review Group. She currently serves as a member of the IFLA’s Bibliographic Conceptual Models (BCM) Review Group, chair of the IFLA Subject Analysis and Access (SAA) section, and secretary and treasurer of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO). She holds a Ph.D. in library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and M.L.S. and B.A. in cultural anthropology from Kent State University.