[CatSIG] Open Polytechnic Cataloguing and Classification sponsorship opportunity

Joanne Rowan jf.rowan at auckland.ac.nz
Tue May 17 07:31:23 NZST 2016

Are you are thinking about studying in 2016, currently completing a library qualification or looking for some professional development, then this may be the opportunity for you?  CatSIG is offering to sponsor two people to do the following cataloguing course.

***72272 Cataloguing and Classification This course builds on and enhances library skills by introducing you to the principles and practice of cataloguing and classification. It is designed to enable you to apply international standards in the creation of catalogue records. You will also be able to analyse the international standards and to develop a critical understanding of the contemporary issues affecting cataloguing and catalogue management. This course is run by the Open Polytechnic from July 2016 and is a distance learning course.

For more information see


Pre-requisites: 72171 Library Systems and Processes or equivalent knowledge and experience.

The workload is approximately 12 hours per week

CatSIG sponsorship will cover the tuition fee (New Zealand: $730.00)


*     You do not have to be a CatSIG member to apply for sponsorship.

*     CatSIG cannot guarantee entry to this course. Our selection of students is conditional on their acceptance into the course. Applicants must ensure they have the correct pre-requisites before applying.

*     CatSIG will confirm sponsorship to the successful applicants when they have been selected for the course. The applicants will be responsible for their own enrolment and acceptance into the course and the initial payment of fees. CatSIG will reimburse the full tuition fee when it can be shown that the applicants have completed and passed the course.

To apply, please write a brief outline of your background and work experience, and how completing the cataloguing paper would benefit you professionally, no more than 1-2 paragraphs.

The closing date for applications for sponsorship is Friday 10th June, 2016.

Please email applications and enquiries to catsigcommittee at gmail.com<mailto:catsigcommittee at gmail.com>

Joanne Rowan
CatSIG Convenor
c/o Serials Unit
Libraries and Learning Services
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

Phone: 649 3737 599 extn 87725
Fax: 649 3737 401
Email: jf.rowan at auckland.ac.nz<mailto:jf.rowan at auckland.ac.nz>

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