CaMMS Faceted Subject Access IG


To discuss the theory and applications related to subject terminology intended for faceted application, including FAST (faceted application of subject terminology), AAT (art and architecture thesaurus), LCGFT (Library of Congress genre/from terms), and others. To provide a forum for users and others interested in the faceted approach to subject access, to compare notes and discuss further developments and implementation of subject faceting for digital projects and related topics.


Magda A. El-Sherbini (Co-Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Lynn Gates (Co-Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2017. Last retrieved on 06/18/2018. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The Faceted Subject Access Interest Group consists of ALA members, from ALCTS and other divisions who are interested in the faceted approach to subject access. The group is led by a chair and a vice-chair, each of whom serve one-year terms.


Established in February 2011 at the request of ALCTS members who signed a petition to establish. The Faceted Subject Access Interest Group's charge appears at the top of this page.

Get Involved

ALA values committed and active members. Any ALA member is welcome to participate in this interest group. Members must have an interest in the work of the group and should be able to attend Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings to participate in the meetings and activities of the group. Work and discussion between conferences via e-mail and ALA Connect is also important.
There's no need to register or apply to join this group—just be sure to join the group's Connect space. You are encouraged to contact the current chair to let them know that you've become a member.

Staff Liaison

Keri Cascio
ALCTS Executive Director
(800) 545-2433 x5030