Cataloging correctly for kids
For Immediate Release
CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of the fifth edition of “Cataloging Correctly for Kids: An Introduction to the Tools,” edited by Sheila S. Intner, Joanna F. Fountain and Jean Weihs. It is a time of productive and exciting changes in the cataloging world, and cataloging materials intended for children and young adults are placed squarely in the middle of this upheaval. Including advice contributed by experienced, practicing librarians, and based on guidelines issued by the Association for Library Cataloging and Technical Services (ALCTS), this handbook is a one-stop resource for librarians who organize information for children. Revisions include:
- Comprehensive updates on bibliographic description and subject access;
- A new chapter exploring cataloging for non-English-speaking and preliterate children;
- Guidance on when and how to move to RDA, the next generation of cataloging standards.
Fountain is assistant professor of library science at Sam Houston State University. During her career, which began as a library page at Syracuse University, she has worked in children’s services and as a bookmobile librarian. She has completed a variety of cataloging projects and served Texas schools as liaison for the K–12 union catalog. Throughout her career, she has sought to combine her dual interests in Spanish and library science. She conducts workshops and has been working on a bilingual subject heading list designed to increase access to library collections for Spanish speakers. She has written or edited several books.
Weihs has worked as a school librarian and in university, public and special libraries as a reference librarian and bibliographer. Most of her career has involved cataloging. She served as director of the Library Techniques Program at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology and has taught at UCLA and Simmons College. She was a member of the Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR for nine years, serving five years as chair, and has written or edited numerous publications.