Cataloging: Training, Learning, and Doing

Tuesday, 10/18/2022 - Wednesday, 10/19/2022
  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Central)
  • 8:00 AM-4:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 7:00 AM-3:00 PM (Pacific)

Whether you perform original cataloging or copy cataloging, you are an integral part to the management of library resources. Cataloging is at once a community-focused task and often very independent. Let’s learn from each other.

  • What are some authority resources you use most often to ensure you are following standard practices?
  • How do you go about cataloging a new resource type that you are unfamiliar with?
  • How have your workflows changed over the last few years? 
  • How was that change met and implemented?
  • What new skills are you learning?
  • What advantages and disadvantages have you experienced when learning news skills during and after the pandemic? 
  • What is an interesting or cool material that presents a cataloging challenge? How was that challenge met?
  • What material would you like to learn about cataloging, given the chance?

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Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn how others deal with unusual formats and how others apply new skills and tools to new workflows.

Who Should Attend

Catalogers or those interested in the cataloging field


Liz Simmons is Systems & Electronic Services Librarian at Genesee Community College in New York. Prior to moving into this position, she served as the cataloging librarian and still manages cataloging, along with two part-time clerks. 

Jennifer Eustis is one of the Metadata Librarians at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She works primarily with eResources and batch services and enjoys learning new skills.

Joy DuBose is an Assistant Professor and the Special Collections/Projects cataloger at Mississippi State University. During her time there she has worked on a variety of materials from VR programming, non-English materials, electronic resources, and architectural samples, such as concrete.



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