Join us for the ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in
Cataloging Interest Group Meeting in Chicago!
Friday, January 30th
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
McCormick Place West
The meeting will be divided into two different parts.
Part 1: 1:00-2:30: Educating Catalogers: the State of the Art.
Three library science educators will present their perspectives on the
state of cataloging and metadata education. Panelists will address
course content, the balancing of theory and practice, and pedagogical
approaches. Discussion will explore the challenges of teaching
cataloging in the context of the broader, and rapidly evolving, metadata
landscape. One of our co-Vice-Chairs, also a teacher of cataloging in
library school, will moderate.
We have asked speakers to focus their remarks on the following
What do you teach in your beginning and advanced cataloging courses?
Does your course content focus more on theory or practice?
Has your approach to teaching changed over time? If so, how?
How do you stay up-to-date on cataloging topics and practices?
What are the challenges of teaching cataloging in the context of
metadata work expanding to serve users of cultural heritage, special,
and archival collections?
Has the increased adoption of discovery layers--most of which rely on
relevance ranking and don't utilize authority data--impacted how you
teach bibliographic and authority work?
Shawne Miksa, Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information
Science, University of North Texas
Gretchen Hoffman, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information
Studies, Texas Woman's University
Allyson Carlyle, Associate Professor, iSchool, University of Washington
Karen Snow, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and
Information Science, Dominican University
Part 2: 2:30-4:00: Drafting a Cataloging Competencies Document.
Following a brief break, the group will host an interest session on the
drafting a competencies document for cataloging and metadata
professionals, where we will identify whether such a document is useful
to the community, learn of similar endeavors in the past, and identify
potential partners in the drafting of a competencies document that may
be shared broadly for community comment.
Karen Snow, Ph.D.
Graduate School of Library & Information Science
7900 West Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305
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