(Please excuse cross posting of this message. It is being distributed to all PCC member lists for a reason). 


Important announcement about the PCC Trainers’ Meeting at ALA Annual, New Orleans:


This PCC Trainers’ Meeting marks the beginning of a new format for future meetings. Rather than targeting NACO Program training only, this meeting will address training issues for all four PCC Programs. In addition, active participation from all attendees will be encouraged and expected. Although RDA training will be the focus of the New Orleans meeting, future meetings will employ the same format for other training issues.


The PCC Trainers’ Meeting will address RDA training issues that affect all four PCC Programs: BIBCO, CONSER, NACO, and SACO. The meeting will not be simply a reporting event. Instead, it will be an opportunity for all PCC members to contribute suggestions, share experiences and expectations, and participate in the development of training that affects all four PCC Programs. Regardless of the RDA implementation decision by the national libraries, the PCC is faced with a hybrid environment that includes cataloging completed under two codes, AACR2 and RDA. PCC training that addresses this hybrid environment must be developed in order to serve all PCC members harmoniously and equitably. There is a lot of work to be done and we need broad participation from members of all four PCC Programs.


A complete agenda will follow, once the national libraries announce their RDA implementation decision.


Please mark your ALA calendars:


Friday, June 24, 2011
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Morial Convention Center, Room: 333


See you there!


Paul Frank

Cooperative Programs Section

Cooperative and Instructional Programs Division

Library of Congress

101 Independence Ave., SE

Washington, DC 20540-4230


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