Brian Dobreski is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Sciences at University of Tennessee-Knoxville. His research focuses on the social implications of metadata, resource description, and other knowledge organization practices, as well as the concepts of personhood and personal identity in information. Brian received his Ph.D. in information science from Syracuse University. He has authored works in publications including Journal of Documentation, Knowledge Organization, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, and the ISKO Encyclopedia. His dissertation, Values in Knowledge Organization Standards: A Value Analysis of RDA, received an honorable mention for the ProQuest Best Dissertation Award, as well as Runner Up for the iSchools 2020 Doctoral Dissertation Award.