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Providing custom information access since 1985

Since 1985, our aim has been to offer the highest-quality catalog records utilizing the skills of expert catalog librarians as well as provide cost-effective solutions for library projects ranging from original cataloging and cataloging backlogs to retrospective conversions. We specialize in special libraries including law, medical, scientific, corporate, court, state, and county, among others.

Some projects we have worked on include:

  • Reclassification of the Lillian Goldman Library at Yale University

  • Participating in the beta testing of the Library of Congress JZ-KZ schedules

  • Cataloging the Supreme Court Libraries in the state of New York

  • Sponsoring Law Cataloging Institutes across the United States

  • Cataloging the electronic resources for major law publishers starting with Lexis and Westlaw in 2006, followed by HeinOnline, Wolters Kluwer, and others

  • Cataloging of the American Chemical Society

  • Symposia and other documents

  • Cataloging of the American Mathematical Society

  • Cataloging of the [Church] Organ Historical Society

Our office has moved from New York City to Harrison, New Jersey to our current location in Rockaway, New Jersey where we have been since 2007.

Joni Cassidy
President & CEO
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Joni started her library career at 16 years old as a Library Page in her local public library where her responsibilities increased as her education advanced through an AAS degree in Business to a BA in Arts to an ML.S at the Palmer School of Long Island University.  Her first professional position was setting up a federally funded Job Information Center for Eastern Long Island. Later she worked as a young adult services/audio-visual librarian, academic librarian, and Head of Public Services before starting Cassidy Cataloguing Services in 1985. 

Her company creates original MARC records for electronic resources of legal, scientific, corporate, and other publishers, creates publisher cataloging-in-publication for hundreds of small publishers and self-publishing authors, and provides contract cataloging services to law libraries throughout the U.S.  In the day-to-day scheme of things, Joni is responsible for overseeing all the active projects, supervising the staff, negotiating new contracts, and working with new customers to get their ventures started.

Joni has served as Adjunct Professor at four library and information science schools in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area teaching the core technical services course, advanced cataloging, and cataloging for school media specialists.  She is most proud of the students who have entered her classes expecting to suffer through it, and have left as Catalogers!

Joni co-founded CCS in 1985
Michael Cassidy
Vice President & CFO
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Setting an example for Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Kim Kardashian, Michael never finished college but went on to do great things in the theatrical lighting industry.  After tiring of watching Joni using a memory typewriter to make catalog cards, he bought her an IBM compatible PC, with two floppy drives, because the IBM XT hadn’t been invented yet.  Before long he found himself helping to run Joni’s company, preferring it to a future of short-term theater gigs.  Michael designs data projects, solves technical support issues, runs accounts payable and receivable, and is responsible for all the technology in the office.  What is left of Michael’s hair is grey.

Michael co-founded CCS in 1985
Megan Staloff
Client Relations Specialist
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Megan has been with Cassidy Cataloguing since 2007 and has worked under a variety of different hats until settling into her current position of Client Relations Specialist.  She handles the day-to-day operations of the office and client accounts.  She not only interacts one-on-one with the clients and prospects, but responds to inquiries for services, organizes and oversees project execution, client management and accounts receivable.

In exchange for biscuits and the right to lay on Joni’s fainting couch, Megan’s dog, Cinch, protects the staff from all manner of delivery men: FedEx, UPS, and that burly water delivery guy!

Megan holds a BS degree in Equine Studies with a concentration in Business Management from Centenary University.  Most days, she would rather be riding her horse to work.

Megan has been with CCS since 2007
Paula J. Perry
Senior Metadata Quality Control Supervisor
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Paula has been Cassidy’s Chief Catalogue Librarian since 1989.  She is the lead cataloger, responsible for all print clients and a large portion of the online clients.  In addition, Paula manages Cassidy’s publisher cataloging-in-publication division, authority updates and reconciliation, classification updates and reconciliation, general database corrections, and is the cataloging maven for staff and client questions.  Before coming to Cassidy Cataloguing, she was the Technical Services Librarian at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell where she and Joni met.  Paula is the primary source of Cinch’s biscuits.  Her MSLS is from Simmons College School of Library Science.

Paula has been with CCS since 1989
Roberta Z. Bertrand
Human Resources Specialist
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Roberta previously practiced law as an associate and partner in a large firm, served as chief financial officer of a company consulting to non-profits, and worked as an academic librarian, among other pursuits.  At Cassidy Cataloguing, she deals with human resources matters and is a legal metadata specialist. Roberta earned her JD at Cornell University and her MSLIS at the Palmer School of Long Island University.  She never misses a Bruce Springsteen concert. 

Roberta has been with CCS since 2005
Natalie Bejarano White
Systems / Metadata Specialist
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Natalie has a BA in English from Thomas Edison State University and a Certificate in Cataloging and Technical Services from Library Juice Academy.  She is one of our Metadata Specialists, but previously has been responsible for marketing and sales, and customizing and processing of electronic resource MARC records for our subscribers.  She has traveled extensively with Joni, and alone, representing Cassidy Cataloguing at national and regional association conferences since 2007.

She spends much of her free time volunteering with Zooniverse, Smithsonian Institution, and Library of Congress to classify data for historically significant projects as well as photographing and documenting headstones as part of a genealogical group to assist others in their research.

Natalie has been with CCS since 2006
Qing Fan
Senior Metadata Specialist

Qing joined Cassidy Cataloguing in 2008 as a Metadata Specialist.  Her primary responsibilities include performing original and copy cataloging, creating full level RDA MARC records, and responding to our clients’ cataloging questions.  Qing’s areas of expertise include MARC records for the electronic resources included in Westlaw, Lexis Advance, University of California Press, and Ubiquity Press.

Her MLS is from the School of Information Management at Nanjing University, China, with a New Jersey State professional librarian certificate.  Before coming to Cassidy Cataloguing, Qing worked as a cataloging librarian at Anhui University Library (China) and as a faculty member at the School of Library and Information Science at Anhui University.

Qing has been with CCS since 2008
Nancy Sheffield
Senior Metadata Specialst

After spending a semester studying at the Newberry Library, and then six months as an intern at a college library in Scotland, Nancy Sheffield worked part-time in a public library while earning her MLS in the late 1970's from Rutgers University. Her primary interest was in research libraries, but she found employment in technical services positions in a variety of libraries in New Jersey. Nancy originally worked for Cassidy Cataloguing from 1995-2001 as a Cataloger, the last year telecommuting from Florida. She then spent nine years as Head of Technical Services at a public library in the Tampa Bay area and returned to Cassidy in early 2008. She is also employed part-time as an adjunct librarian at St. Petersburg College and does some contract cataloging for a local public library. 

Nancy has been with CCS since 1995
Anya Salmina
Systems Librarian
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Anya joined Cassidy Cataloguing as the Systems Librarian in 2021.  Her responsibilities focus on processing and customizing MARC catalog records, as well as ensuring data quality and integrity

through error checks and reports in our master database.

 

Prior to joining Cassidy Cataloguing, Anya worked as a research librarian for an energy company, a technical services specialist in a county library, and a data analyst in a manufacturing firm.

 

She received her B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from the University of Texas at Arlington, and her M.L.S. from Texas Women's University in

Denton, TX.

 

Anya adds fluent Russian to our list of foreign languages that we can catalog.

Anya joined us in 2001