LSSC Elective Competencies: Cataloging and Classification
Instructor: Natalie Hall
Dates: July 6th through August 16th, 2020
Credits: 2.25 CEUs or 22.5 PDHs
A six week online course on cataloging and classification, designed to meet the elective requirement for the Library Support Staff Certification program. In this course students will learn how cataloging and classification support users’ access to resources in a library and learn the processes and rules for creating library metadata. They will learn about the value quality cataloging provides to users and how they can support the creation of quality cataloging through the use of standards, authority control and cataloging rules. They will also gain hands on experience using a variety of tools, technology, and resources to create catalog records.
Natalie Hall is the Technical Services Coordinator at Moraine Valley Community College. As Technical Services Coordinator, she oversees a busy technical services department and provides leadership in the areas of acquisitions, serials, cataloging and authority control. Natalie has bachelors’ degrees from Lawrence University, a Master of Music in Cello Performance from Roosevelt University, and an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is also an adjunct Instructor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science of Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois where she teaches information organization and cataloging.
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.
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