Dom Bortruex, M.L.I.S, joined the iSchool faculty at Kent State University in 2017 and teaches one of the LIS core courses, LIS 60020 Information Organization. He is the Manager of Metadata and Resource Description at American University in Washington, DC, where he ensures that all library resources are accessible and discoverable. Previously, he was the Metadata Librarian at University of South Florida, and Metadata Specialist at Florida State. He also taught MLIS courses at Dominican University. Dom enjoys developing efficient, automated workflows and implementing new technologies to make information accessible and interactive for users. His favorite part of teaching at the iSchool is preparing library and information professionals for changes within the field. Outside of libraries, Dom spends his time hiking, cooking, and expanding his music collection. He is also an Election Coordinator for the District of Columbia Board of Elections.
*The School of Information faculty are superstars in the field. Therefore, it is impossible to list all of the great work they do on one page. Listed below is a small selection of Dom Bortruex’s recent work. Further information can be viewed in Dom Bortruex’s resume (found below).
Library & Information Science
LIS 60020 Information Organization
- Carpentries Instructor (2020)
- Manuscript Editor for Emerald Insights Library Hi-Tech Journal (2017 - 2019)
- Digital Strategies Group, American University, Chair (2019 - Present)
- LGBTQ+ Affinity Group, Database Manager (2018 - Present)