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ALCTS webinar: Don’t Tilt at Windmills, an Active Learning Approach to Teaching FRBR

Wednesday, December 1, 2010
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central


FRBR first appeared twelve years ago, and although many of its basic concepts are well known, how many of your staff have read and understand the complete text? Do you know that, for example, chapter six explains how to talk about FRBR with library administrators and public service librarians?

This presentation will describe in greater detail our active training methods for FRBR. Our novel and effective program engages the entire cataloging staff with an interactive digress.it blog facilitating a group close reading, hands-on simulations with small groups working together with hundreds of strings of different colored yarn, and debriefing to build consensus about how next-gen tools will be implemented. The active process empowers library staff and the observations from the debriefing foreshadow the major issues that will be faced in implementing new tools at a particular library. This training session is aimed at cataloging managers to help empower their staff with new tools, anticipate challenges in implementation, and build team morale.


James P. Ascher is an Assistant Professor and Rare Book Cataloger at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 2009, where he teaches book history and maintains bibliographical databases. He holds an MS in Mathematics in addition to his MLIS and has published on bibliographical methods in RBM--the premier journal in rare books and manuscripts studies.

Peter J. Rolla, Assistant Professor, Catalog Librarian, University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. He has an MLIS from Simmons College and an M. Phil. in Spanish Language and Literature from Yale University

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.


To Register, complete the online registration form at http://www.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/reg/webinar.cfm for the session you would like to attend.

Registration Fee: NOTE: This is one of four webinars on various aspects of RDA to be presented by ALCTS this fall. Special rates apply.

ALCTS member: $39 each webinar, any 2 webinars for $66 (save $12), all four webinars for $120 (save $36)

Non-member: $49 each webinar, any 2 webinars for $86 (save $12), all four webinars for $160 (save $36)

Group rates: $99 each webinar, any 2 webinars for $178 (save $20), all four webinars for $346 (save $50)

Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate.

The one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or tferren@ala.org.