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ALCTS webinar: Introduction to LC Subject Headings

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

ALCTS webinar: Introduction to LC Subject Headings

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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


This is part 1 in the two-part series on Library of Congress Subject Headings.

This session will briefly cover the history and principles of the LCSH vocabulary and introduce the participant to the basics of content analysis. Participants will learn how to assign main headings and how to build structured headings with topical free-floating subdivisions. Participants will learn how to find and make use of the Subject Headings Manual and will be introduced to Classification Web and Authorities.loc.gov as tools for selection of controlled vocabulary from LCSH.

Learning outcomes:

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

* Describe the principles behind the LCSH vocabulary

* Identify concepts for subject analysis using the 20% rule

* Construct topical headings and basic structured headings


Who should attend? Catalogers and metadata librarians.

Presenter: Bobby Bothmann is metadata & emerging technologies librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and professor in Library Services. Bobby catalogs books and e-resources, wrangles files of MARC records, and investigates new technologies. He is a member of OLAC and serves on the editorial board for CCQ. He holds an MLIS and an MS in Geography and English Technical Communication. He teaches cataloging and classification as an adjunct instructor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



Registration Fees (per individual webinar or series of 2 webinars):  

ALCTS Member $43 ; series of 2 webinars: $69

Non-member $59 ; series of 2 webinars: $95

Group rate (members/non-members) $129 ; series of 2 webinars: $206  

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:


ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.