Andrea Leonard

Andrea Leonard
Phone number: 
(828) 262-7744
Fax number: 
(828) 262-2773
Office address: 
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 254
Job title: 
Metadata Librarian
Assistant Professor

Library Responsibilities:

Work collaboratively across library teams to provide leadership and direction for metadata creation for digital projects, documentation, and integration between systems to maximize access and discovery to the Library’s Special Collections' digital collections.
(Served as the E-Resources Librarian 2010-2016; Summer 2017)


  • Master of Appalachian Studies, Appalachian State University, 2017
  • Master of Library and Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts in French, Virginia Tech, 1999, Summa Cum Laude, Commonwealth Scholar

Highlighted Digital Collections Projects:

Service Interests:

  • Appalachian State Digital Humanities Working Group
  • Artstor Digital Advisory Board
  • Digital Library Federation Metadata Assessment Working Group

Scholarly Interests:

  • Linked data and digital collections
  • Appalachian Studies Programs and Appalachian Special Collections, building stronger partnerships
  • Culture and Appalachia