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Call for trainers

A new course on Integrating Resources is being developed under the
auspices of the Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program (SCCTP)
that will be released in spring 2003.  Steve Miller at the University of
Wisconsin is preparing the course materials. The course is based on the
revised chapters 9 and 12 of AACR2 and will cover all integrating
resources, with an emphasis on electronic. The Integrating Resources
course is designed as a one-day course.

SCCTP is a program of the CONSER (Cooperative Online Serials) Program
and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging.  SCCTP provides training
materials and trains experienced catalogers to present the materials but
does not sponsor the actual workshops.  SCCTP trainers work with
workshop sponsors to set dates and all expenses are paid by the sponsor.
 Honoraria are given at the discretion of the sponsor.  Complete
information on SCCTP is available at

Two train-the-trainer sessions are being scheduled for winter 2003.
The first will be held in Philadelphia on Friday January 24 in
conjunction with ALA Midwinter.  PALINET will be assisting with the
logistics of the course.  The second session will be held in Seattle in
February, dates to be announced.  There is no cost for the training or
the materials but trainees are responsible for paying their own


A minimum of 1-2 years of experience cataloging integrating resources.

Experience in training, such as SCCTP workshops, NACO or BIBCO
training, other cataloging-related workshops, or significant in-house

Support of your institution in providing your expenses to attend the
training session and in providing paid leave of absence for you to give
two SCCTP workshops a year.  The number actually given may vary,
depending on demand and the availability of a trainer.

To apply:

Current SCCTP, BIBCO or NACO trainers:  Send an email to Ana Cristan
([log in to unmask]) indicating your specific experience with integrating
resources and the session you would like to attend.  No references are

All others:  Send an email to Ana Cristan ([log in to unmask]) with the
following information:

1.  Your name, title, mailing and email addresses and telephone and
fax numbers.
2.  Which session you would like to attend (Philadelphia or Seattle)

3.  A brief description of your cataloging experience involving
integrating resources, and your experience with providing cataloging
4.  Names of three references who can attest to your cataloging
experience and training ability

Please send in applications or expressions of interest by: November 15.
Confirmation will be sent out beginning after Nov. 1.  A maximum of 30
people in each session may limit acceptance.

Jean Hirons
CONSER Coordinator
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20540-4160
voice: 202-707-5947
fax: 202-707-1778
email: [log in to unmask]