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Upcoming training

15 April 2014

Original Cataloging of Monographs Using RDA (MCLS)

In this hands-on workshop, you will explore the foundations behind RDA, the tools included in the RDA Toolkit and leave with a better understanding of how to transition from AACR2 to RDA. Participants will learn the core elements of a catalog record, key MARC tags, how to assign subject headings, basic authority control and why it is important. (April 15-17)

06 May 2014

MARC: An Introduction (MCLS)

The instructor will present an overview to MARC (Machine-Readable Cataloging) records and related terminology, such as the fixed and variable fields, tags, indicators, subfields, and International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD). (May 6-8)

22 May 2014

Reference Triage for Paraprofessionals (MCLS)

This two-hour reference boot camp focuses on conducting a proper reference interview; the difference between reference and research; how not to give advice while supplying information and when to punt the question to the librarians.

27 May 2014

Copy Cataloging of Archives Using RDA (MCLS)

This hands-on workshop teaches participants how to catalog archives using such tools as the RDA toolkit, the Library of Congress - Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements and Library of Congress Subject Headings Manual. (May 27-29)

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