Library Faculty/Staff profile for yfergus

Yoko Ferguson

Metadata and Cataloging Librarian
Metadata Services; Access and Resource Management


M.A. in English Literature, The City College of New York, City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY (2014)

M.A. in Library and Information Studies, University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, NY (2008)

B.A. in English, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA (2004)


Yoko Ferguson is a Metadata and Cataloging Librarian at George Mason University Libraries. Before joining Mason, she was the Cataloging Librarian/Chief of Cataloging, Materials Processing & Conservation, and Government Documents Division at The City College of New York (CCNY), City University of New York. Prior to CCNY, she was the Technical Services Librarian at Victor Valley College in California. 

What I do at Mason Libraries

As a Metadata and Cataloging Librarian, I catalog resources for the Special Collection Research Center (SCRC) and enhance, manage, and repair bibliographic data and descriptions in our library catalog. I'm also responsible for creating and updating Name Authority Records for the Library of Congress. 

Selected Publications

Ferguson, Y.I. & Riley-Reid, T. (2017). Textbooks on the move: Transforming a textbook collection. Journal of Access Services 14(3), 126-137.

Ferguson, Y.I. & Marvin, H. (2017). Critical Friendship for Librarians: Striving Together for Scholarly Advancement. In D.M. Lowe-Wincentsen (Ed.), Beyond Mentoring; a guide for librarians and information professionals (pp. 107-124). United Kingdom: Chandos Publishing/Elsevier.

Inagi, Y. (2016). Kuchisake Onna. In S. Murguia (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films (p.p. 176-178). Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield.

Inagi, Y. (2016). Tsuburaya Production. In S. Murguia (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films (p.p. 338-339). Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield.

Selected Professional Awards

Awards and Fellowships

President's Award for Outstanding Faculty Services, City College of New York (2017)
CUNY Mellon Faculty Fellow (2016-2018)
New York Archives Conference Scholarship (2007)

Grants and Research Leave

PSC CUNY Research Grant (2015)
Faculty Travel Grant, City College of New York (2013)
Faculty Travel Grant, City College of New York (2012)
Research Leave, City College of New York (2012 & Fall 2014)

Research Interests

Cultural and historical studies of library classification systems and subject headings overseas; citation practices and academic integrity in academic institutions overseas; comparative studies of Eastern and Western utopian and dystopian literature; mentoring and team building in technical services.

Contact Information: 
Campus: Fairfax
Building: Fenwick Library