Jackie Dooley leads projects to inform and improve professional archival practice. Activities have included in-depth surveys of special collections libraries in the U.S./Canada and the U.K./Ireland, work to help research libraries begin managing their born-digital archival materials; and analysis of archival MARC records in WorldCat.
Her professional research interests have centered on the development of standards for cataloging and archival description. She was a member of the research team that designed Encoded Archival Description, editor of the EAD Application Guidelines, co-editor of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Books, and a member of the editorial team for the first edition of the Thesaurus for Graphic Materials. She has published and spoken extensively on topics such as authority work for archives, subject and form/genre access, rare book and visual materials cataloging, and technology for special collections.
Jackie is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists and has served in many other roles within SAA, including President. She is equally prominent in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Jackie is a member of the Grolier Club of New York and has consulted for many research libraries in her areas of expertise.
Prior to joining OCLC Research in September 2008, Jackie was Head of Special Collections and Archives at the University of California, Irvine, where she led the library's programs in rare books, manuscripts, university archives and exhibits. Previous positions were at the Getty Research Institute, the University of California, San Diego and the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.