ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group

Call for Proposals--ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando 

May 03, 2016 07:47 AM

The ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group is soliciting proposals for presentations at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

The interest group meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Orange County Convention Center, Room W103B.

We are looking for presentations on any aspect of faceted subject access, including, but not limited to:

--User studies on faceted subject use in the library catalog and/or discovery layer

--Use of faceted vocabularies in the catalog or other contexts. This could include the use of FAST headings (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology), or other vocabularies such as AAT (art and architecture thesaurus), LCGFT (Library of Congress genre/from terms), Medium of performance terms, and others

--Making use of FAST headings from WorldCat records in local catalogs and/or discovery layers

--Training staff, librarians, student workers, etc. to assign FAST (experiences, successes, problems, advice) or other faceted vocabularies

--Using OCLC's FAST prototype tools, i.e., searchFAST, assignFAST, mapFAST, and/or FAST converter

We are seeking presentations of 10-20 minutes in length.  Please send your proposed presentation topic and a brief description to interest group co-chairs Sarah Wallbank ( and Susan Wynne ( by May 17, 2016.

Sarah B. Wallbank

Electronic Resources & Serials Cataloging/Metadata Librarian UCI Libraries University of California, Irvine


Susan C. Wynne

Cataloging & Metadata Librarian

Georgia State University (Atlanta Campus)

100 Decatur Street SE

Atlanta, GA 30303



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