Athena Salaba is a Professor in the School of Information (iSchool) at Kent State University, USA. Her teaching and research areas include organization of information, knowledge organization systems, metadata, presentation of metadata through system interfaces, and user experience when interacting with bibliographic information and interfaces. She has published books, peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers, and presented on these topics internationally. She is the Chair of the IFLA Subject Analysis and Access Section and serves as the Treasurer for the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO). She has been involved in the development and review of the FRSAD and LRM bibliographic conceptual models. She holds a Ph.D. in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.