Language Expertise

The foreign language expertise of Cataloging and Metadata Services Division 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

Janet Heineck (reading)
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)
Janet Heineck (reading)
Lijana Holmes (working)
Helice Koffler (working)
Kristin Lindlan (reading)
Vera Otmar (working)
Adam Schiff (reading)
Steven Shadle (reading)

Sanskrit

Sujatha Werake (working)

German

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

Serbo-Croatian

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

Hebrew

Janet Heineck (reading)

Sinhalese

Sujatha Werake (fluent)

Indonesian

Dana Shemorry (working)

 

Italian

Lijana Holmes (working)
Mary Mathiason (working)

Slovak

Diana Brooking (working)
Lijana Holmes (working)

Japanese

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

Slovenian

Diana Brooking (working)
Lijana Holmes (working)

Korean

Junghae Lee (fluent)

Steven Shadle (working)

Spanish

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

Kyrgyz

Joe Kiegel (working)

Swedish

Diana Brooking (reading)

Latin

Lijana Holmes (working)

Thai

Laura Tuck (working)

Latvian

Lijana Holmes (reading)

Turkish

Janet Heineck (reading)
Vincent Wilhite (reading)

Lithuanian

Lijana Holmes (fluent)

Ukrainian

Diana Brooking (working)
Lijana Holmes (reading)

Norwegian

Diane Brooking (working)

Urdu

Janet Heineck (working)

Pali

Sujatha Werake (working)

Uzbek

Joe Kiegel (working)

Persian

Janet Heineck (working)
Vincent Wilhite (working)

Vietnamese

Huong Ngo (fluent)

 

Yiddish

Janet Heineck (working)