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> Bibliographic Control: A Meeting Between Educators and Practitioners
> January 20, 2012: 1:30-3:00 PM
> Dallas Convention Center, Room C146
> Co-sponsored by ALCTS and ALISE
> "On the Record", the report of the Library of Congress Working Group on
> the Future of Bibliographic Control, stresses the need for an up-to-date
> educational preparation of catalogers, metadata specialists, indexers, and
> other librarians and information professionals, so that the educational
> system will continue to produce professional librarians whose skill sets
> match the needs of the marketplace that they will be entering.
> To address this issue ALCTS and ALISE are convening a meeting for
> librarians involved in bibliographic control (writ large) and educators.
> This hour and a half-long forum will feature three speakers, providing
> varying perspectives on the current state of cataloging and metadata
> education and what cataloging and metadata practitioners need to know in
> the workplace. Time will be provided for the speakers to respond to each
> otherís presentations, and to questions and comments from the audience.
> The session will be moderated by *Dr. Arlene G. Taylor*, Professor
> Emerita of the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences, and
> will feature the following panelists:
> *Shilpa Rele*, Digital Program Librarian at Loyola Marymount University
> in Los Angeles, CA, and 2009 MLIS Graduate from the University of
> California, Los Angeles. As a recent LIS graduate, Shilpa will discuss
> coursework and internships that she took during her MLIS program, and how
> well they prepared her for her current position.
> *Beth Picknally Camden*, Patricia and Bernard Goldstein Director of
> Information Processing, University of Pennsylvania.
> As a library administrator, responsible for managing catalogers and
> metadata specialists, Beth will discuss how well the desired skill sets for
> catalogers and cataloging managers are being developed in current LIS
> graduates; and how well libraries are meeting the needs for continuing
> education and professional development.
> *Dr. June Abbas*, Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma Department
> of Library and Information Studies.
> As an LIS faculty member, June will discuss the current state of LIS
> cataloging education from a faculty perspective and initiate an open
> discussion with the audience.
Kathryn La Barre
President ISKO C/US
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign