Rebecca B. French is currently the Head of Metadata Analysis & Operations and an associate professor with tenure at James Madison University Libraries. She leads a team responsible for special formats cataloging, metadata for special and digital collections, e-resource batch loading, and metadata analysis and remediation. She also designs workflows, tools, and processes for efficiently creating, manipulating, transforming, and analyzing metadata at scale.

Rebecca writes and speaks on designing and automating metadata workflows and supporting staff professional development through intentional project planning. View a full list of her scholarly works here.

Rebecca is an ICF-trained coach, certified yoga teacher, and meditation practitioner. She works with librarians and academics to help them cultivate clarity and calm through contemplative coaching and restorative yoga.

Rebecca has a BA from The College of William and Mary and an MLS with a specialization in music librarianship from Indiana University.