ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group

Call for Proposals: FSAIG @ ALA Midwinter 2020

  • 1.  Call for Proposals: FSAIG @ ALA Midwinter 2020

    Posted Oct 17, 2019 09:08 AM

    The ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group is soliciting proposals for presentations at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2019 from 4:00-5:00 pm.

    The interest group is charged with discussing the theory and applications related to subject terminology intended for faceted application, including FAST (faceted application of subject terminology), AAT (art and architecture thesaurus), LCGFT (Library of Congress genre/from terms), and others.

    For more information about FSAIG, visit our page on the ALCTS website ( or our ALA Connect space (

    Share your experiences with and studies of faceted subject access! We are looking for presentations on any aspect of faceted subject access, including, but not limited to:

    • Use of faceted vocabularies in the catalog or other contexts (digital repositories, etc.)
    • User studies on faceted subject use in the library catalog, discovery layer, institutional repositories, etc.
    • The use of FAST headings (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology), Library of Congress vocabularies such as LCGFT (Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms), LCMPT (Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music), or LCDGT (Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms)
    • The use of other vocabularies such as AAT (art and architecture thesaurus), etc.
    • Training staff, librarians, student workers, etc. to assign faceted vocabularies
    • Using tools, programs, applications to assign faceted vocabularies
    • Converting non-faceted vocabularies in legacy data into faceted vocabularies, or adding faceted vocabularies to legacy data
    • Faceted vocabularies and linked data
    • Problems or issues discovered when working with different faceted vocabularies

    We are seeking presentations of 15-20 minutes in length.  Please email proposal abstracts to co-chairs Lucas Mak ( and Nerissa Lindsey ( by Monday, November 11, 2019.

    Lucas Mak
    Metadata & Catalog Librarian
    Michigan State University