Non-Unit Personnel

Department Chair, Resource Description Services

Chelsea Dinsmore, MLIS, MA

With an MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA in History from the University of Florida, Chelsea Dinsmore joined the UF libraries in 2004 as the International and State Documents Librarian. She began organizing digital projects within the government documents community, including the creation of regional federal depository Centers of Excellence (COE) for the Panama Canal and the National Recovery Administration collections. Chelsea found her way to the Digital Services Support Department and was named Chair of DSS and Metadata in 2014. With a background in History and Archives, the importance and value of making library resources accessible was always a high priority and plays a key role in her research and is a leading factor in programming decisions. Pivoting toward the challenging task of providing better descriptions for digital materials resulted in many philosophical discussions with colleagues in the cataloging and metadata communities and the move to Resource Description Services in 2022.

Chelsea Dinsmore – ORCID

Authorities/Identities Librarian

Dave Van Kleeck, MLIS

Dave has been cataloging materials in public and academic libraries since 2006. He is currently the Authorities/Identities Librarian in the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF). He provides guidance at UF in developing and applying best practices and international standards for the management of name authority metadata and coordinates the Libraries' Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) activities. Previously, he was Chair of the department and before that, Head of the Special Collections Cataloging Unit in the department, leading a team focused on cataloging rare and Florida-related materials. Dave received his Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from San José State University.

Dave Van Kleeck – ORCID

Principal Cataloger

William C. (Hank) Young, MSLS

Hank came from a public services background, but has been cataloging in academic, public, military, and corporate libraries since 1986. Hank began working for UF in 2002 and was the head of the Serials Cataloging Unit from 2016 until 2022. He has a BS in Chemistry and General Mathematics from Berry College and an M.S. in Library Science (MSLS) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His areas of expertise are the STEM fields. He primarily focuses on serials cataloging for UF, FLARE, and Digital Support Services. He contributes to many national and statewide cataloging programs, coordinates UF's Cooperative Serials Program of the PCC (CONSER) work, and is the past-chair of the statewide Metadata Quality Control Subcommittee and is the current chair of the Superuser Task Group.

William C. Young – ORCID


General contact:

Chelsea Dinsmore
Department Chair, Resource Description Services
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117004
1508 Union Road, Room 406
Gainesville, FL 32611-7004
PHONE: (352)273-0369