Michele Seikel is a tenured professor on the library faculty at Oklahoma State University. She has held positions at Norman Public Library, the University of Oklahoma, and Stanford University, and served as a professional librarian at Oklahoma Panhandle State University and at Oklahoma State University. Her primary professional focus is in cataloging, and she has published several research papers in technical services journals. In the ALA, she has cochaired the Cataloging Norms Interest Group and the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section's Policy and Planning Committee. Currently, she chairs the ALCTS Planning Committee, and is a member of the editorial board of the journal Library Resources and Technical Services.