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ALCTS webinar: Cutter Numbers and Shelflisting for LC Classification

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

ALCTS webinar: Cutter Numbers and Shelflisting for LC Classification


Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018


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


Description: This session will define shelflisting and the use and construction of Cutter numbers for the application of the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) system. The session will cover the concept of “the catalog” in the context of shelflisting, the construction and application of Cutter numbers in both the LCC class number and the item number portion of an LCC call number, and pre-defined and reserved Cutter numbers in Classification and Shelflisting Manual (CSM) and LCC.


Learning outcomes:


Upon completion, attendees will be able to:


  • Construct Cutter numbers

  • Identify when to use the Cutter table or adjust to fit a shelflist

  • Identify reserved Cutter numbers

  • Understand when to use pre-defined Cutter numbers

  • Understand when to adjust constructed Cutters with respect to reserved Cutter numbers


Who should attend? Catalogers and technical services staff




Bobby Bothmann (bobby.bothmann@gmail.com) is the metadata & emerging technologies librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and teaches cataloging courses for the iSchool at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bobby is a member of the Cataloging & Classification Quarterly editorial board and an Americas Regional Council delegate to the OCLC Global Council.



Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43; Non-member $59; Group rate $129 


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 Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.