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Purpose: Discusses the current state of education and employment in cataloging and explores the relationship of cataloging practitioners and employers with library educators.

This interest group is part of Core's Metadata and Collections Section.

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Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging IG Program at ALA Annual 2024: Cataloging Education and Training

  • 1.  Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging IG Program at ALA Annual 2024: Cataloging Education and Training

    Posted 24 days ago

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    The ALA Core Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging IG Program at ALA Annual 2024 will host a roundtable discussion session at the 2024 ALA Annual Conference on Sunday, June 30, 9:00 – 10:00 am in Marriott Marquis, Pacific Ballroom Sections 14 17

    The discussions will be facilitated by discussion leaders.

    Can we talk?: Bringing cataloging practitioners and educators together

    Discussion Facilitator: Karen Snow, Professor, School of Information Studies, Dominican University

    There needs to be more discussion of cataloging education in library and information studies (LIS) programs among cataloging practitioners and educators (who are sometimes one and the same), especially now during a time of major change in the cataloging world. Full-time cataloging educators could benefit from more conversation with practitioners, and practitioners would benefit from learning more about what is actually taught in LIS programs and what they can do to help educate future catalogers. This roundtable will explore strategies to bridge this divide and encourage more discussion of cataloging education between these two groups.

    hort-term Cataloging Educational Opportunities

    Discussion Facilitator: Shannon Tennant, Coordinator of Library Collections, Elon University

    In an ideal world, every cataloger/metadata specialist would receive in-depth education. But we don't live in the ideal world! Almost no library and information science programs require "cataloging" courses anymore, and many don't even offer them as electives. Many librarians, especially in school and public libraries, are "accidental catalogers" who are suddenly requested to take up duties they may have not been trained for. I want to explore the pros and cons of short-term and informal cataloging educational opportunities – online classes like Core's Fundamentals, webinars, online manuals – and how these resources can be improved to meet the very real need for informal cataloging education.

    We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

    Marina Morgan and Sofia Slutskaya,  IG co-chairs



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    Sofia Slutskaya
    Head, Resource Description
    Emory University Library
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