A new course on Basic Subject Cataloging using Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) is being developed as a joint effort of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging Standing Committee on Training (PCC SCT) and the Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS). This 2-day course covers basic subject analysis principles and tools and provides training in the application of Library of Congress subject headings and subdivisions. It will be presented as a preconference at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando in June 2004 and available for general release by fall 2004.
The course follows the model of the Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program (SCCTP) in which standardized training materials are developed and experienced catalogers are trained to present the material. Trainers work with workshop sponsors to set dates and all expenses are paid by the sponsors. Honoraria are given at the discretion of the sponsor.
A train-the-trainer session will be held May 5, 2004 in Washington, D.C. 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.
All others: Send an email to Lori Robare ( firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information:
Please send in applications or expressions of interest by March 9. Confirmations will be sent out beginning March 16. A maximum of 20 people in the session may limit acceptance.
For more information, please contact Lori Robare at (541) 346-1848 or email@example.com.