Please excuse multiple postings. Thank you. SECOND CALL FOR TRAINERS--deadline July 17, 2007 The first call was issued in mid-June 2007. We have sent email acknowledgments in answer to all applications and references received by July 11. If you have sent an application or a reference, and have not received an acknowledgment, please contact us before July 17, the deadline for all applications. To attend an Instructor Development Seminar for a new course: Fundamentals of Library of Congress Classification At-a-glance: Experienced catalogers/trainers may apply to become presenters for a new 2-day course "Fundamentals of Library of Congress Classification." Selected applicants will attend an Instructor Development Seminar (IDS) on October 30, 2007, at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Following the IDS, trainers' names will appear on the LC website where sponsors can recruit them to lead workshops. http://www.loc.gov/catworkshop/cct/lcc/ More details: The trainer's main responsibility will be to present the material. A task group drawn from the Program for Cooperative Cataloging Standing Committee on Training (PCC SCT) and the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Cataloging and Classification Section (ALCTS CCS) developed the content. Libraries, library associations, or other groups that wish to sponsor a workshop will register the event, obtain licenses for materials from LC's Cataloging Distribution Service, and identify trainers on the course website offered by Cataloger's Learning Workshop (CLW). Workshop sponsors pay the expenses of the presenters for scheduled events. Honoraria are given at the discretion of the sponsor. Course content: This 2-day course presents authoritative training in the principles and practices of Library of Congress Classification (LCC). It includes background on the development and structure of LCC, on the components of call numbers, and guidance in the use of essential tools. Emphasis is on application of LCC in areas most often used by generalists, including schedules H, N, and P. The workshop concludes with a session on local classification decisions and on proposing class numbers through the PCC SACO program. Intended audience: The intended audience for the *Fundamentals of LC Classification* course is the library community at-large, including both PCC and non-PCC participants. The modules are designed to build basic skills in library staff who catalog or perform tasks dependent on classification systems. It will be useful for those who are new to the LC Classification system and those who have some basic knowledge of cataloging and the MARC formats. While not designed to cover advanced or specialized topics, the course will also be a useful review for experienced catalogers, especially those who supervise or train other catalogers. Some familiarity with MARC formats is helpful. Qualification/Requirements for IDS Applicants: · A minimum of 3 years cataloging experience; thorough understanding of the principles and application of the Library of Congress Classification system. · Knowledge of Classification Web · Experience training others, such as SCCTP workshops, PCC, CLW or other cataloging-related workshops, or significant in-house training. · Supervisor*s submission of the References for Trainer*s document. Instructions for the Applicant: Candidates for training should save the Application for Trainers found at <http://www.loc.gov/catworkshop/cct/lcc/application.doc>, complete it, and return it via email by July 17, 2007 to Carolyn Sturtevant, [log in to unmask] . Selection of participants: When choosing participants for the IDS, selectors may wish to consult with an applicant's supervisor or another reference who can provide helpful details on qualifications. Factors such as class size and geographical distribution of potential trainers will enter into the selection process as well. Regrettably, it may not be possible to select all qualified candidates. Statement of support from Supervisor at home institution: In addition to the application from a prospective trainer, the CLW requires a statement of support from the applicant's home institution if the participant will be using official time to prepare, travel, and instruct at another institution. Travel expenses for a participant's attendance at the IDS event are not reimbursed by the CLW. When the applicant becomes a trainer, the group sponsoring that event will cover the travel expenses of the instructor, and optionally, may offer an honorarium. Instructions for the Supervisor: Supervisors should save the References for Trainers document found at <http://www.loc.gov/catworkshop/cct/lcc/reference.doc>, complete it, and return it by July 17 via email to Carolyn Sturtevant, [log in to unmask] . Instructions for optional additional references for the applicant: Other parties with knowledge of the applicant's qualifications may submit comments by saving the References for Trainers document, completing and returning it via email to Carolyn Sturtevant, [log in to unmask] Confirmation required for course attendance: Submitting an application does not guarantee that you will be placed in the IDS. Accordingly you should not make any travel arrangements for receiving official confirmation. The registrar will acknowledge all applications as they arrive. The registrar will notify each potential candidate of the response to their application by Friday, August 10, 2007, sending confirmation notices and additional details to participants. Upcoming events in the course development timeline: June 8, 2007 Call issued for trainers to attend the October 30, 2007 Instructor Development Seminar in Washington, DC June 21-22, 2007 Initial presentation of the course as a preconference at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, DC, http://www.ala.org/ala/eventsandconferencesb/annual/2007a/otherevents.htm#alcts-pre Summer 2007 Course developers edit the materials based on comments from preconference instructors and attendees. July 17, 2007 Deadline for applications to attend the Instructor Development Seminar to become a trainer for the LC Classification course. August 10, 2007 Applicants for the Instructor Development Seminar receive notification whether or not they have been selected for the October 30 session. October 30, 2007 The Library of Congress hosts the Instructor Development Seminar in Washington, DC. This will be a one-day session in which trainers will become familiar with the course content and presentation and delivery techniques. There is no cost for the training or the materials but trainees are responsible for paying their own expenses. November 1, 2007 Earliest date that sponsors may present the Fundamentals of LC Classification course. Sponsors may submit registration forms well in advance to begin planning. http://www.loc.gov/catworkshop/cct/lcc/guidelines.html Please direct any questions to: Carolyn Sturtevant, CLW Editorial Team Library of Congress Washington, DC 20540-4382 USA [log in to unmask] 202-707-4551 202-252-2082 fax The CLW Editorial Team and the course developers appreciate the expressions of interest from trainers and others during this selection process. It is through the combined efforts of many individuals and institutions that cataloging training opportunities are expanding for the larger library community.