Margaret W. Hughes

Metadata Librarian for Humanities, Social Sciences & Africana

Head, Classification Unit

I am responsible for creating and maintaining discovery metadata for Humanities, Social Sciences & Africana monographs in all Western European languages. I also provide CIP (cataloging-in-publication) data for titles published by Stanford University Press and Hoover Institution Press. Originally hired by the Hoover Institution in 1999, I joined SUL in 2001. As of February, 2016 I am also Head of the Classification Unit within the Metadata Department.


  • MLIS, Library & Information Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1998
  • MA, Anthropology, Kent State University, 1991
  • BA, Anthropology, Kent State University, 1989

Professional activities 

Coordinator, Africana SACO Funnel Project

Chair, Cataloging Committee, Africana Librarians Council

Past-Chair, NCTPG (Northern California Technical Processes Group)

Member, African Studies Association