Please join us for the ALCTS Cataloging & Metadata Management Section
(CaMMS) Forum at ALA Midwinter in Atlanta, Georgia.

*Working Within and Going Beyond: Approaches to Problematic Terminology or
Gaps in Established Vocabularies*

The CaMMS Forum is scheduled for Sunday, January 22, from 1:00-2:30 in the
Georgia World Congress Center, Room B207.

Add the CaMMS Forum to your ALA schedule:


*Janis L. Young, Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist, Library of Congress
Policy and Standards Division (PSD)*

*The Ethics of Maintaining LCSH*

*Library of Congress Subject Headings* (LCSH) has been continually updated
since 1914, when the first edition was published as *Subject Headings Used
in the Dictionary Catalogues of the Library of Congress*. The process of
revision has changed with technological advances, but the main purpose has
remained consistent: to keep the terminology current, neutral and unbiased.

Janis Young will briefly explain LC’s procedures for adding and revising
headings, and explain how everyone can become involved in the process. She
will then explore some of the ethical principles that come into play when
maintaining LCSH, and show how those principles have influenced decisions
on specific proposals.

Janis L. Young is a senior cataloging policy specialist in the Library of
Congress’ Policy and Standards Division (PSD).  She maintains LC subject
headings and classification numbers and is the editor of both the*Subject
Headings Manual* and the *Classification and Shelflisting Manual*.  She is
the coordinator of LC’s projects to develop genre/form, medium of
performance, and demographic group terms.  Ms. Young serves as LC’s liaison
to several American Library Association committees, including the
ALCTS/CaMMS/Subject Analysis Committee.

*Tina Gross, Catalog Librarian and Associate Professor, St. Cloud State

*Examining the Library of Congress Subject Heading "Illegal aliens"*

This presentation will report on the process and discussions of the CaMMS
Subject Analysis Committee working group charged with investigating the
Library of Congress Subject Heading "Illegal aliens," including
thought-provoking dilemmas and difficult questions encountered. Given the
peculiarity of intense focus on single subject heading and other highly
unusual circumstances (such as attempted legal intervention by members of
Congress), the presentation will consider which aspects of the saga of the
subject heading "Illegal aliens" might be relevant in future efforts to
address problems with LCSH.

Tina Gross is the Catalog Librarian and an Associate Professor at St. Cloud
State University (part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
system). Prior to coming to SCSU in 2007, she worked as a Hispanic/Latin
American Languages Cataloger at the University of Pittsburgh.  She recently
served as chair of the CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee Working Group on
the LCSH “Illegal aliens.”

*Heather Moulaison Sandy, Assistant Professor, iSchool, University of

*Jenny Bossaller, Associate Professor, iSchool, University of Missouri*

*Problems with Subject Access to Indigenous Knowledge*

Indigenous Knowledge (IK) represents a challenge for organization since the
worldviews of indigenous people do not align with the worldviews
represented in traditional knowledge organization systems (KOSs) used in
libraries. This talk will contextualize the problem of providing
cognitively just access to indigenous materials, will talk about relevant
problems of KOSs in libraries, including ones designed for other
non-mainstream groups, and will suggest ways going forward to improve
reliable subject access to IK.

Dr. Heather Moulaison Sandy studies organization of information in the
online environment; she teaches and does research in these areas, including
cataloging, digital libraries, and metadata.

Dr. Jenny Bossaller’s teaching and research focus broadly encompasses
constraints on information flow, including aspects of information policy,
history, and related social and technological phenomena.

Christine DeZelar-Tiedman
Metadata and Emerging Technologies Librarian
University of Minnesota Libraries
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