As I mentioned at the ALA Annual session "Education and Training for Using RDA",
instructors at the University of Missouri were scheduled to meet for a
Cataloging Curriculum Summit the Thursday and Friday following the ALA Annual
I'm delighted to report that ten practitioner-educators (adjunct instructors)
from across the state and from Nebraska met with LIS faculty in Columbia,
Missouri to share ideas, resources, and strategies for teaching Cataloging today
and into the future.
The finalized agenda for our Summit is available to anyone with the link through
We are especially grateful to the many guest speakers who took time out of their
busy schedules to help us think about teaching Cataloging in new ways.
A copy of our collaboratively-created notes from the two-day summit is also
available in Google Docs
were made to remove content that was not applicable outside of the University
of Missouri teaching environment. I hope you will find our discussions,
brainstorming sessions, and guest speakers' perspectives to be of interest as
you think about your own students and situations.
Teaching Cataloging is complex, and we can probably agree (with a nod to Rhonda
Marker) that there are "many ways to do it right". We hope that our notes will
contribute positively to your own conversations about cataloging instruction.
Heather Lea Moulaison, PhD
School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
University of Missouri
email: [log in to unmask]