To:  Independent NACO libraries
Subject:  Tenth Series Institute

     The Program for Cooperative Cataloging will  present  the  tenth
Series Institute for NACO libraries March 10-12, 1999 at  LC.
Judy Kuhagen, Senior  Policy Specialist in  the Cataloging Policy
and Support Office, will be  the instructor for the course, which
has received excellent reviews from all  who  have attended.  The
Institute is open to all independent NACO librarians who have not
yet been trained in series contribution.

     This course will focus  on  the relevant chapters of AACR2R,
the LCRIs, the US MARC Authority Format, and searching techniques
for series.  At the end of  the course, participants will be able
to contribute series authority records to  the National Authority
File.    In  addition,  participants  are  encouraged  to   train
colleagues in their home institutions to contribute SARs.

     Sessions run all day Wednesday-Friday.  If   you come from a
distance, you   may wish  to arrive a   day early.  Staying until
Sunday often gives you  a lower airfare. There  is  no charge for
the course itself, but participants will be responsible for their
own transportation, housing, and meals.

     If  you  are interested  in participating in  this  training
session, please contact Carolyn Sturtevant at  the  email address
below  by  Friday,  February 5.  Expressions of  interest  will  be
accepted  on   a  first  come,  first  served  basis.   For  more
information about this training, please contact your NACO liaison
on the Coop Team.

Please include in your expression of interest the following:
Mailing address

     We hope to reserve a  group  of  rooms  at a nearby hotel at a
government rate for any participants who wish to stay there.  Your
confirmation notice will contain all the pertinent information.

Library  of  Congress programs comply  with  the  Americans  with
Disabilities Act.  If accommodations are needed for you to attend
this  class, please include pertinent information when responding
to this invitation.

Carolyn Sturtevant
Library of Congress
Cooperative Cataloging
(202) 707-4551
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