[CatSIG] Introduction to Cataloging (online class)

Anoushka McGuire Anoushka.McGuire at dia.govt.nz
Thu May 5 16:34:39 NZST 2016

Good afternoon all,

I wondered if this might be of interest? I’ve taken a few Library Juice Academy courses myself and have found them very helpful. In particular I appreciated the access to discussion forums and the tutor while the course has been going on.

The also run a very interesting sounding Metadata design course (amongst other things).



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Date:    Tue, 3 May 2016 08:59:55 -0700

From:    Rory Litwin <rlitwin at GMAIL.COM<mailto:rlitwin at GMAIL.COM>>

Subject: Introduction to Cataloging (online class)

Introduction to Cataloging

Instructor: Melissa Adler

Dates: June 6 to July 1, 2016

Credits: 1.5 CEUs

Price: $175


Are you a librarian who has suddenly been given the responsibility of cataloging for your library, but you know little to nothing about how to do it? Or do you feel that a quick course on cataloging will simply make you a better librarian? Or perhaps it has been a long time since you did cataloging work and you need a refresher. This four-week course will introduce the tools and techniques of the trade, including descriptive cataloging (RDA), subject cataloging (classification and subject headings), and an introduction to Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC). The course promises to provide practical, hands-on training for non-catalogers, including sample workflows, an introduction to copy cataloging, and guides to make the job of cataloging easier.

We will rely heavily on freely available resources so that you learn to use tools that you will be able to access after the course. Each week will include an introduction to the week's content, a few readings, and an exercise or quiz. We will also have discussion forums for each week, and participation is considered essential. Expect to spend about 3.5 hours on coursework each week.

Melissa Adler is Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky School of Library and Information Science, where she teaches courses in Information Organization and other areas of librarianship. She holds a PhD in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison and has seven years of academic library experience, primarily in the realm of cataloging.

Read an interview with Melissa Adler


This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

You can register in this course through the first week of instruction (as long as it is not full). The "Register" button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants us to send a billing statement or wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us by email to make

arrangements: inquiries at libraryjuiceacademy.com<mailto:inquiries at libraryjuiceacademy.com>

Library Juice Academy

P.O. Box 188784

Sacramento, CA 95818

Tel. 218-260-6115

Fax 916-415-5446

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