Language Expertise

The foreign language expertise of Cataloging and Metadata Services staff

Definitions of levels of expertise

Fluent
Easy reading and speaking ability, almost native.
Reading
Comfortable reading without use of a dictionary.
Working
Can catalog with use of dictionary as necessary.

Language

Name (Expertise)

Language

Name (Expertise)

Arabic

Vincent Wilhite (working)

Polish

Diana Brooking (reading)
Lijana Holmes (reading)

Belarusian

Diana Brooking (working)
Lijana Holmes (reading)

Portuguese

Lijana Holmes (working)

Bulgarian

Diana Brooking (working)
Lijana Holmes (working)
Steven Shadle (working)

Qazaq

Joe Kiegel (working)

Chinese

Phyllis Chan (fluent)
May Rathbone (fluent)
Steven Shadle (working)

Romance Languages

Lijana Holmes (working)
Adam Schiff (working)
Steven Shadle (working)

Czech

Diana Brooking (working)
Lijana Holmes (working)

Romanian

Diana Brooking (working)

Danish

Diana Brooking (working)

Russian

Diana Brooking (fluent)
Lijana Holmes (fluent)
Joe Kiegel (fluent)

French

Theodore Gerontakos (working)
Erin Grant (reading)
Lijana Holmes (working)
Kristin Lindlan (reading)
Vera Otmar (working)
Adam Schiff (reading)
Steven Shadle (reading)

Serbo-Croatian

Diana Brooking (working)
Lijana Holmes (working)
Steven Shadle (working)

German

Diana Brooking (fluent)
Kristin Lindlan (reading)
Vera Otmar (fluent)
Steven Shadle (working)

Slovak

Diana Brooking (working)
Lijana Holmes (working)

Greek Theo Gerontakos (working) Slovenian Diana Brooking (working)
Lijana Holmes (working)

Hebrew

 

Spanish

Diana Brooking (reading)
Theodore Gerontakos (working)
Lijana Holmes (reading)
Heather Johnson (working)
Dana Shemorry (working)

Indonesian

Dana Shemorry (working)

Swedish

Diana Brooking (reading)

Italian

Lijana Holmes (working)
Mary Mathiason (working)

Thai

Laura Tuck (working)

Japanese

May Rathbone (working)
Steven Shadle (working)
Dana Shemorry (working)
Laura Tuck (reading)

Turkish

Vincent Wilhite (reading)

Korean

Junghae Lee (fluent)

Steven Shadle (working)

Ukrainian

Diana Brooking (working)
Lijana Holmes (reading)

Kyrgyz

Joe Kiegel (working)

Urdu

 

Latin

Lijana Holmes (working)

Uzbek

Joe Kiegel (working)

Latvian

Lijana Holmes (reading)

Vietnamese

 

Lithuanian

Lijana Holmes (fluent)

Yiddish

 

Norwegian

Diane Brooking (working)

 

 

Pali

 

 

 

Persian

Vincent Wilhite (working)