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The Library of Congress > Cataloging, Acquisitions > PCC > SACO > SACO Funnels > Gender and Sexuality Funnel Project

The Gender and Sexuality Funnel Project was formed in summer 2022 and falls under the Program for Cooperative Cataloging’s SACO Program (Subject Authority Cooperative Program). This project promotes and facilitates the creation and revision of authority records for Library of Congress controlled vocabularies used in the cataloging of resources about, for, and by transgender, gender diverse, intersex, asexual, and other queer, non-heteronormative or non-heterosexual people. The goal of this project is to improve access to gender- and sexuality-related resources, and to reflect more accurately the terminology used by non-heteronormative and/or non-heterosexual communities.

Additionally, the Gender and Sexuality Funnel Project is interested in the creation and revision of terminology addressing personal relationships, with a focus on subject authority records that perpetuate or normalize cisgender and heterosexual perspectives and relationships as the standard.

Anyone interested in becoming a participant in the funnel project should contact [email protected].


Margaret Breidenbaugh (she/her/hers)
Library Specialist (Resource Sharing Coordinator and Serials)
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, Ohio

Maya Espersen (she/her/hers or they/them/theirs)
Cataloging Coordinator
Aurora Public Library, City of Aurora, Colorado

Adam L. Schiff (he/him/his)
Principal Cataloger
University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington


Christy Chady (she/her)
Cataloging Associate
Anythink Libraries (Adams County Public Library)
Adams County, CO

Deborah Tomaras (she/her)
Metadata and Resource Management Librarian
Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY

Billie Cotterman (she/her/hers)
Head of Electronic Resources and Access Services
Cochrane-Woods Library
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Lincoln, NE

Israel Yanez (he/him/his)
Cataloging Specialist
Peter J. Shields Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Jennifer Bradshaw (she/her/hers)
Metadata Production Coordinator and Rare Materials Cataloger
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA

Tiffany Day (she, her, hers)
Metadata & Catalog Librarian, Assistant Professor
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN

Garth Tardy (he/him)
Metadata Librarian
University of Missouri--Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Michelle Cronquist (she/her/hers)
Special Collections Cataloger
Special Collections Technical Services, Wilson Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Liza Campbell (she/her)
Head of Technical Services, Associate Librarian
John C. Pace Library, Technical Services Department
University of West Florida
Pensacola, FL

MaryKellie Marquez (she/her)
Acquisitions and Cataloging Manager
Warrenville Public Library District
Warrenville, IL

Last update: 11/28/2022