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Discussion ALA Annual 2017 - Presentation Slides - Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group

by Susan Rathbun-Grubb on Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 02:55 pm

Attached are the PowerPoint slides for the following four presentations given during the CECCIG ALA Annual 2017 meeting.  Many thanks to the presenters and those who attended the session.

“Negotiating Competency, Asserting Authority” presented by Erin Leach, Head of Serials Cataloging at University of Georgia, Athens, and Jessica Schomberg, Media Cataloger at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Attached are the PowerPoint slides for the following four presentations given during the CECCIG ALA Annual 2017 meeting.  Many thanks to the presenters and those who attended the session.

“Negotiating Competency, Asserting Authority” presented by Erin Leach, Head of Serials Cataloging at University of Georgia, Athens, and Jessica Schomberg, Media Cataloger at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

“Two Sides of Perspectives: Competencies and Education for Cataloging and Metadata Professionals” presented by Myung-Ja (MJ) K. Han, Metadata Librarian, and Patrick Harrington, Graduate Assistant, from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“Building on the Core:  how the Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians Relate to Audio-Visual and Special Collections Cataloging” presented by Amy K Weiss, Head of Cataloging and Description at Florida State University.

“The Challenges of Change: Using Core Competencies in LIS Education” presented by Karen Snow, Associate Professor and PhD Program Director, School of Information Studies, Dominican University.

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Online Doc Cataloging Competencies Task Force

by Jennifer Liss on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 07:50 am

August 2015

Charge

The Cataloging Competencies Task Force is charged to draft a core competencies document enumerating the skills and knowledge required for a career in cataloging for use by cataloging practitioners and educators. The task force will identify competencies that are broad enough to be applicable to all concerned with metadata creation, with the intent that specialized communities will extend the document in the future.

August 2015

Charge

The Cataloging Competencies Task Force is charged to draft a core competencies document enumerating the skills and knowledge required for a career in cataloging for use by cataloging practitioners and educators. The task force will identify competencies that are broad enough to be applicable to all concerned with metadata creation, with the intent that specialized communities will extend the document in the future.

The task force will ensure that the document focuses on the foundational principles of cataloging and metadata creation and avoid recommending specific tools and standards (tools and standards may be referenced in examples, if desired). Finally, the competencies document should acknowledge catalogers' total education and career-long development, rather than identifying a basic set of skills for new library and information science graduates.

The task force will submit a first draft to the Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group (CECCIG) by Friday, December 4, 2016. The task force chair will distribute the draft for community comment by December 11, in advance of the ALA Midwinter Meeting. A public comment forum will be held during the CECCIG's Midwinter meeting on Friday, January 8, 2016.

Membership

Bruce Evans, chair
Jennifer A. Liss
Arthur Liu
Scott Piepenburg
Beth Shoemaker
Karen Snow
Raegan Wiechert

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Discussion ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging IG at ALA Annual 2017

by Allison Yanos (non-member) on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 01:19 pm

Please come join us for the ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group (CECC IG) session in Chicago! The CECC IG will meet Friday afternoon, June 23, 2017 1:00-2:30 p.m. at McCormick Place West (MCP), W184d.

Please come join us for the ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group (CECC IG) session in Chicago! The CECC IG will meet Friday afternoon, June 23, 2017 1:00-2:30 p.m. at McCormick Place West (MCP), W184d.

Four presentations will explore how cataloging and metadata practitioners, educators, students, and managers plan to use the “Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians” document, which was officially adopted by ALCTS earlier this year.

1. “Negotiating Competency, Asserting Authority” presented by Erin Leach, Head of Serials Cataloging at University of Georgia, Athens, and Jessica Schomberg, Media Cataloger at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The competencies state that examples “are for illustrative purposes only and should not be considered prescriptive.” How can we ensure institutions negotiate these competencies with library workers instead of using them against workers? We’ll use the behavioral competency Professional Curiosity to identify possibilities.

Institutions:

  • Consider how ALCTS dues structures and appointment protocols could be revised to expand participation from students and early-career library workers; provide low-cost options for those with financial limitations; make sure in-person and streamed opportunities are accessible.
  • Support cross-division discussions within ALA that present these competencies as a negotiation tool, not a hiring list; provide cross-division toolkits to help administrators support library workers.
  • If professional curiosity is a job requirement, it needs to be supported within libraries through in-house growth opportunities and resources to engage with the broader professional community.

Individuals:

  • Tools for negotiating employment conditions
  • Mentoring programs to pair newcomers with more experienced colleagues

2. “Two Sides of Perspectives: Competencies and Education for Cataloging and Metadata Professionals” presented by Myung-Ja (MJ) K. Han, Metadata Librarian, and Patrick Harrington, Graduate Assistant, from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Cataloging and metadata work requires knowledge of both theory and practice that is not always easy to obtain in a classroom setting. While there are opportunities to gain practical experiences on systems and applications through pre-professional positions, those can be hard to find for students who are aspiring to become cataloging or metadata professionals. This presentation offers two perspectives on required and preferred competencies and education: that of someone who works as a metadata librarian and that of someone who would like to become a cataloging and metadata professional. The presentation also discusses challenges for both working professionals and those seeking jobs in this area, and gives recommendations for new professionals who are interested in gaining needed skill sets.

3. “Building on the Core:  how the Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians Relate to Audio-Visual and Special Collections Cataloging” presented by Amy K Weiss, Head of Cataloging and Description at Florida State University.

The new ALCTS CaMMS document states “Metadata creation competencies for specialized library communities … such as … audiovisual … and rare and special collections are not covered in this document; however, specialized communities may build on this core competencies document.” This presentation offers a pathway to use the core document for training for special collections and audiovisual materials. The document offers a strong base of metadata practice for all materials, but for special materials, expansion of the core competencies are needed. For example, special collections require knowledge of how to differentiate materials to the item level rather than to attempt to bring materials together at the manifestation level as is typical in library materials.  Audiovisual materials often require description at the expression level as well as the manifestation level.  The presentation will how discuss FRBR and the core competencies work together to describe these unique materials.

4. “The Challenges of Change: Using Core Competencies in LIS Education” presented by Karen Snow, Associate Professor and PhD Program Director, School of Information Studies, Dominican University.

The field of library and information science (LIS) is in constant flux, which creates many challenges for LIS schools. LIS schools must keep abreast of these changes and update curricula to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills required to handle current and future LIS environments. Having regularly updated core competencies documents can help LIS schools determine what program and course changes are needed. This presentation will provide a full-time LIS educator’s view of the benefits of core competencies documents for LIS schools, and explain how the recently created Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians document has already been and will continue to be used to update one LIS school’s cataloging and metadata area of specialization.

 

ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group

Susan Rathbun-Grubb and Allison Yanos, Co-Chairs
Maurine McCourry and Elizabeth Shoemaker, Vice Co-Chairs

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Discussion Call For Proposals: Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group, ALA Annual 2017

by Allison Yanos (non-member) on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 03:31 pm

The ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group seeks speakers to present at its session during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago on Friday, June 23, 2017, 1:00-2:30 pm.

The ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group seeks speakers to present at its session during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago on Friday, June 23, 2017, 1:00-2:30 pm.

Now that the “Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians” has been officially adopted by ALCTS, we are excited to know how cataloging and metadata practitioners, educators, and managers plan to use the document. We welcome proposals for presentations that explore ideas and preparation for putting those plans into action.

Presenters will be allotted approximately 15-20 minutes, with a short time for questions after the presentations.

Please submit a presentation proposal to Susan Rathbun-Grubb (srathbun@mailbox.sc.edu) and Allison Yanos (Allison_Yanos@baylor.edu), Co-Chairs of the Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group by May 15th. Your proposal should include: 1) Proposed presentation title; 2) abstract (up to 150 words); and 3) name and position of presenter(s).

Thank you, and we look forward to reading your proposals.

ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group

Susan Rathbun-Grubb and Allison Yanos, Co-Chairs

Maurine McCourry and Elizabeth Shoemaker, Vice Co-Chairs

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Discussion Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging IG Midwinter 2017 Presentation Slides

by Allison Yanos (non-member) on Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 05:15 pm

Attached are the PowerPoint slides for the following three presentations given during the CECCIG ALA Midwinter 2017 meeting.  Many thanks to the presenters and those who attended the session.

Attached are the PowerPoint slides for the following three presentations given during the CECCIG ALA Midwinter 2017 meeting.  Many thanks to the presenters and those who attended the session.

  • "Summary: Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians" by Bruce Evans (Chair of the ALCTS Cataloging Competencies Task Force)
  • “How to Build a Successful Internship Experience for Beginning Catalogers” by Heylicken (Hayley) Moreno (Database Specialist II, Metadata Operations, WorldCat Quality Control) and Laura Ramsey (Section Manager, Metadata Operations, WorldCat Quality Control).
  • “Internships: A Mutually Beneficial Experience” by Mary Gilbertson (Head of Monographs, University of Arkansas) and Beheya Jaber (Graduate Student, University of Alabama).

A summary of the meeting will be posted in the near future.

 

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Discussion ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging IG session at ALA Midwinter 2017

by Allison Yanos (non-member) on Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 02:53 pm

Please come join us for the ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group (CECC IG) session in Atlanta!
The CECC IG will meet Friday afternoon, January 20, 2017 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), B215.

Please come join us for the ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group (CECC IG) session in Atlanta!
The CECC IG will meet Friday afternoon, January 20, 2017 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), B215.

There will be three presentations given on the theme of successful cataloging and metadata internship or fellowship experiences.

1). “Sharing knowledge from the perspective of the intern and the supervisor” presented by Mary Gilbertson, Head of Monographs, University of Arkansas & Baheya Jaber, Graduate Student, The University of Alabama.

The University of Arkansas recently hosted an intern who did a rotation in reference and in cataloging.   Mary Gilbertson supervised part of Baheya Jaber’s rotation in the Cataloging Department.  We will talk about the experience from both a supervisor’s and an intern’s perspective.  Hosting an intern is a great service to the library profession.  It allows the intern to see where they might fit in an organization if working in multiple areas.  It allows an intern to develop some pre-career skills even if in a short period of time.  It also helps the supervisor to question how they do things, to stop and look back at the tools and not take for granted what they think they know, and provides the supervisor an opportunity to not only teach but to also learn.  It is a mutually beneficial experience.

2). “How to build a successful internship experience for beginning catalogers” presented by Heylicken (Hayley) Moreno, Database Specialist II and former diversity fellow, Metadata Operations, WorldCat Quality Control & Laura Ramsey, Section Manager and former mentor, Metadata Operations, WorldCat Quality Control.

For several years OCLC housed a fellowship program where recent graduates or beginning library professionals of diverse minority backgrounds were given an opportunity to work in WorldCat Quality Control. During the one year tenure, a dedicated team worked with the fellow through the various cataloging standards and best practices used in the field, as well as the internal methods that helped maintained WorldCat. This helped improve and correct errors found in the WorldCat database by manual and automated processes. A former mentor and fellow will discuss their respective experiences working together through the program. Procedural documentation and role design will be discussed by the mentor, while the discovery process of cataloging standards and the role of proactive participation will be discussed by the former fellow.

3). “Teamwork makes the dream work!  Or, many hands make light(er) internship work” by Sevim McCutcheon, Catalog Librarian and Associate Professor, Kent State University Libraries.

Some librarians are hesitant to supervise internships because of the time commitment. Time and effort considerations can be particularly acute in cataloging and metadata departments, as teaching and providing sufficient feedback to students in record creation is labor intensive. This academic librarian will share techniques for easing the workload of internships.  She will address two aspects: 1. strategies and methods for teaching pre-professionals to apply standards and principles using current cataloging tools, and 2. ways to involve others in imparting this content. These include peer-to-peer teaching (having graduate student workers assist in training), delegating (as to junior/adjunct faculty), and co-supervision (collaborating with librarians in other departments and other types of libraries to broaden the internship student’s experiences). Internships can be a win-win for all:  internship students gain practical knowledge; fellow graduate students acquire teaching experience; and librarians in the community get a low-commitment way to help prepare the next generation.

 

ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group

Susan Rathbun-Grubb and Allison Yanos, Co-Chairs
Maurine McCourry and Elizabeth Shoemaker, Vice Co-Chairs

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Discussion Call For Proposals: ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group, ALA Midwinter 2017

by Allison Yanos (non-member) on Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 01:19 pm

Calling all Internship Supervisors and Interns:

Have you been part of a successful cataloging and/or metadata internship experience? The ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group seeks speakers to present at its session during the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta on Friday, January 20, 2017, 1:00-2:30 pm.

Calling all Internship Supervisors and Interns:

Have you been part of a successful cataloging and/or metadata internship experience? The ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group seeks speakers to present at its session during the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta on Friday, January 20, 2017, 1:00-2:30 pm.

We are interested in the keys to effective internships in preparing future cataloging and metadata professionals, and we would like you to share your strategies and best practices with us. Our interest group discusses the current state of education and employment in cataloging and explores the relationship of cataloging practitioners and employers with library educators.

Presentations (not including time for questions and answers) should last no longer than 20 minutes.

Please submit a presentation proposal to Susan Rathbun-Grubb (srathbun@mailbox.sc.edu) and Allison Yanos (Allison_Yanos@baylor.edu), Co-Chairs of the Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group by Friday, November 18th. Your proposal should include: 1) Proposed presentation title; 2) abstract (up to 150 words); and 3) name and position of presenter.

Thank you, and we look forward to reading your proposals.

ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group

Susan Rathbun-Grubb and Allison Yanos, Co-Chairs

Maurine McCourry and Elizabeth Shoemaker, Vice Co-Chairs

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Online Doc CECCIG Annual 2016 Meeting Summary

by Jennifer Liss on Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 01:38 pm

The Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group (CECCIG) met during the 2016 ALA Annual Conference on Friday, June 24 in Orlando to introduce the draft document, Core Competencies for Professional Catalogers.

The Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group (CECCIG) met during the 2016 ALA Annual Conference on Friday, June 24 in Orlando to introduce the draft document, Core Competencies for Professional Catalogers.

Bruce Evans, chair of the Cataloging Competencies Task Force, provided an explanation of the purpose, structure, and high-level content of the draft. Evans' presentation slides are available on ALA Connect.

Evans invited attendees to break into small groups to discuss the draft and report their comments and suggestions to the whole. A summary of the feedback on the draft is attached.

The draft will be available for comment until July 31, 2016.

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Discussion ALA Annual Session

by Karen Snow on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 11:51 am

The ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group will meet on Friday, June 24 from 1:00-2:30pm at the HYATT Regency Orlando, Room Bayhill 21. The interest group will host an open forum to discuss a draft cataloging competencies document.

Comments maybe left directly on the draft in Google Docs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cHCaGdSEhVEban4v6BQ246k1cNn3VrYHCICFFx2DDY0/edit?usp=sharing.

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To discuss the current state of education and employment in cataloging and to explore the relationship of cataloging practitioners and employers with library educators.

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