To: Experienced NACO contributors at independent NACO libraries Subject: Twelfth Series Institute, May 17-19, 2000 Please excuse posting to multiple lists. Thank you. The Program for Cooperative Cataloging will present the Twelfth Series Institute for NACO libraries May 17-19, 2000 at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Judy Kuhagen, Senior Policy Specialist in the Cataloging Policy and Support Office, will be the instructor for the course, which has received excellent reviews. The Institute is open to experienced NACO catalogers at independent NACO libraries. Solid NACO skills are a prerequisite for series training. Course summary and outcome This course will focus on the relevant chapters of AACR2R, the LCRIs, the MARC21 Authority Format, and searching techniques for series. At the end of the course, participants will undergo review until they reach independence for contributing series authority records to the National Authority File. Institutions with previous graduates of the series institute are expected to perform review for the new series trainees they send in May. In addition, Series Institute participants are encouraged to train colleagues in their home institutions to contribute SARs. Schedule Sessions run all day Wednesday-Friday. Participants coming from a distance will need to arrive Tuesday to take full advantage of this class. Depending on connections, it may be possible to leave mid or late Friday afternoon. A Saturday-night stayover often lowers airfare, and Washington is lovely in the spring! Costs and housing There is no charge for the course itself, but participants will be responsible for their own transportation, housing, and meals. In an attempt to save some of your money and research time, we have reserved a group of 10 rooms at the government rate of $118 plus tax at the Holiday Inn Downtown at 1155 14th Street, NW 20005, near the McPherson Square Metro station on the Orange and Blue lines, the same lines which serve the Capitol Hill Metro station across from the Library of Congress. You should call the hotel (202-737-1200) to reserve your room with a credit card, BUT ONLY AFTER your place in the class is confirmed and you receive the group name under which you must register for the government rate. Participants are free to research and reserve housing at other hotels, inns, or B&Bs if they wish. ADA accommodations Library of Congress programs comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If accommodations are needed for you to attend this class, please include pertinent information when responding to this invitation. Pre-registration If you are interested in attending this training session, please contact Carolyn Sturtevant at [log in to unmask] below by Friday, February 11. We will acknowledge your application with a simple message. Because we cannot predict the response for this session, please do not assume that you have a place in the class until you receive a confirmation message from us listing you as a participant. For more information about this training, please contact your NACO liaison on the Coop Team or: Carolyn Sturtevant Cooperative Cataloging Library of Congress (202) 707-4551 (202) 707-2824 fax [log in to unmask] ******** Please include the following information: Name Title Institution Address Phone Fax Email Utility (OCLC or RLIN) If your institution has received series training in the past, name of a colleague who could review your SARs Describe your NACO training, activities, and reasons for wishing to attend series training Name of supervisor authorizing your attendance at this institute ADA accommodations needed? ____No._____Yes. Please explain ___________ Optionally, indicate your intentions if you are confirmed as a participant: ___I expect to reserve a room at the Holiday Inn Downtown at the government rate. ___I expect to locate my own accommodations.