[Eril-l] Core Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging Sessions 5.0 and 5.1

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Mon Aug 8 04:12:00 PDT 2022

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Core Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging

Sessions 5.0 and 5.1:  September 12 – October 21, 2022

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC)  is a six-week online course that provides
an introduction to the principles, policies and practices of cataloging in
libraries. It is designed for librarians and library support staff new to
cataloging; librarians and library support staff from other units who want
to know more about cataloging; LSSC candidates pursuing certification in
the Cataloging and Classification competency set; and experienced
cataloging librarians and support staff seeking continuing education and
networking opportunities.

Course components:


   Introduction to catalogs and cataloging, including an exploration into
   the principles behind the development and evolution of cataloging codes and


   Introduction to descriptive cataloging, including bibliographic
   description and descriptive access points with AACR2 and RDA


   Introduction to subject analysis and classification, with a focus on
   Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), Library of Congress
   Classification (LCC) and Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)


   Introduction to reading and understanding MARC 21 formats for
   bibliographic and authority data


   Exploration of the history of cooperative cataloging, current trends and
   some suggestions about the future for cataloging and bibliographic

Course written by Vicki Sipe, with Dewey Classification Module by Teressa

The course is offered several times each year.  You only need to take one
session.  Sessions tend to sell out weeks in advance.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will gain a basic understanding of library cataloging concepts and

Who Should Attend:

As a fundamentals course, FOC is tailored for librarians and library
support staff new to cataloging, librarians and library support staff from
other units who want to know more about cataloging, and experienced
cataloging librarians and library support staff seeking continuing
education and networking opportunities.

Cataloging librarians in countries other than the U.S. and library school
students or graduates developing skills to help get a job or identify areas
of interest in library work may also benefit from this course.


Students receive login instructions one week prior to the course start
date. Students have 24/7 access to the course site for the six-week period,
and aside from assignment and quiz deadlines, the course may be completed
at their own pace. Instructors provide guidance and feedback as students
work their way through the course material. Weekly, instructor-moderated
chat sessions are the only live course events that students are asked to



   Marcia H. Barrett, Cataloging & Metadata Strategies Librarian at the
   University of California, Santa Cruz.

   Debbie Benrubi, Technical Services Librarian at University of San

   Bobby Bothmann, Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian and Professor
   at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

   Jen Froetschel, Metadata Services Librarian, George Washington

   Teressa Keenan, Head of Bibliographic Management Services at University
   of Montana, Missoula.

   Sofia Slutskaya, Head of Resource Description, Emory University.

   Shannon Tennant, Coordinator of Library Collections at Elon University
   in North Carolina.


ALA Member Price: $224.10

Non Member Price: $249.00

Division Member Price: $196.71

For additional details and access to the registration link please search the
eLearning catalog <https://elearning.ala.org> for this course.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by email at
registration at ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to this course, please contact
Mia Blixt-Shehan, Core CE Assistant at mblixtshehan at ala.org.

*Posted on behalf of the Core Continuing Education Committee.*


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