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EDUCAT  June 2006

EDUCAT June 2006

Subject:

On My Mind (AL, June/July issue)

From:

Cheryl Boettcher Tarsala <[log in to unmask]>

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Discussion List for issues related to cataloging & metadata education & training <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 13 Jun 2006 22:23:04 -0700

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Has anyone else read the "On My Mind" piece by Arthur Marx in this 
month's American Libraries?  In it, he speaks of his experience 
learning cataloging on the job where he is the only cataloger. He's 
certainly not the first MLS graduate to find himself unexpectedly 
hired as a cataloger, but it's kind of surprising he was hired in a 
world of job ads that demand "two years experience."

Do you think his lack of cataloging knowledge coming out of a basic 
cataloging course is