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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
W176a
 
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 
questions:
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?
 
Panelists:
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
 
Moderator:
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.
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Library & Information Science
Dominican University
7900 West Division Street
River Forest, IL  60305
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708-524-6077 (office)
708-524-6657 (fax)