Library of Congress Classification (LCC): Introduction

Wednesday, 9/7/2016
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)
This webinar was presented live on 09/07/16. Access the recording and webinar materials now:
This session is part 1 of a 2-part series: 
Library of Congress Classification (LCC): Introduction

This session will briefly introduce the history of LC Classification (LCC) and the general principles of classification. Participants will be introduced to the Classification and Shelflisting Manual and learn how to make use of Classification Web, and the freely-available LCC schedules to select classification numbers. There will be special focus on the use of the LC Cutter table and when to use it.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of classification
  • Select appropriate LCC class numbers based on the subject analysis of the resource
  • Construct appropriate Cutters for topics and authorized access points

Who Should Attend

Catalogers and metadata librarians


Bobby Bothmann is metadata and emerging technologies librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and professor in Library Services. Bobby catalogs books, electronic resources, and investigates new technologies. He holds an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee and an MS in Geography & English Technical Communication from MSU Mankato. Bobby is also adjunct instructor for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



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