Fundamentals of Cataloging

Description: This six-week online course is a basic primer for library cataloging concepts and practices.

Learning Outcomes

Students will gain a basic understanding of library cataloging concepts and practices.

Who Should Attend

As a fundamentals course, FOC is tailored for librarians and library support staff new to cataloging, librarians and library support staff from other units who want to know more about cataloging, and experienced cataloging librarians and library support staff seeking continuing education and networking opportunities.

Cataloging librarians in countries other than the U.S. and library school students or graduates developing skills to help get a job or identify areas of interest in library work may also benefit from this course.

 

Host

Vicki Sipe is Catalog Librarian at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Teressa Keenan is Head of Bibliographic Management Services at University of Montana, Missoula.

Bobby Bothmann is Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian and Professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Debbie Benrubi is Technical Services Librarian at University of San Francisco.

Registration

Cost

$139 ALCTS members; $169 nonmembers

NOTE:
Any requests for cancelation or changes to registration must be received in writing by ALCTS or the ALA registration department (MACS) no later than 7 days prior to the start of the course and are subject to a $40 processing fee.

How to Register

To register, complete the online form or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.

Registration Deadline

Registration for each course is limited to 20 people. For courses that are not sold out, online and fax registration ends at 12 noon CDT on the Monday before the course begins. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by two Mondays prior to the course start date.

Cancelation & Change Policy

Any requests for cancelation or changes to registration must be received in writing by ALCTS or the ALA registration department (MACS) no later than 7 days prior to the start of the course and are subject to a $40 processing fee.

 

Tech Requirements

A Moodle-developed site is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated interaction led by the instructors. There are predetermined start and end dates and a suggested pace which include interaction with the instructors and your classmates. Students regularly use the forum and chat room functions to facilitate their class participation. Section quizzes are offered and feedback given, however, there is no final class grade.

The course website will be open for 1 week prior to the start date for students to have access to Moodle instructions and set their browser correctly. The course site will remain open 1 week after the end date for students to complete any sections and submit the course evaluation survey.

Contact Hours

8 contact hours.

Certificates of completion are sent upon successful completion (passing score of 70% or higher) of the course.

Contact

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.