The Library of Congress and the Association for Library Collections &
Technical Services (ALCTS) are seeking trainers in the Western U.S. and
Canada for a new training initiative.
In November 2000, the Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic Control for
the New Millennium was held to bring together authorities in the
cataloging and metadata communities to discuss outstanding issues
involving improved discovery and access to Web resources. A resulting
recommendation was the development of training and continuing education to
improve Web resource bibliographic control. The Cataloger's Learning
Workshop (CLW) was established as a clearinghouse for cataloging and
metadata training. 'Metadata and Digital Library Development' is one of
several workshops developed to support the goal of improving bibliographic
control of Web resources. Information about CLW is available at:
'Metadata and Digital Library Development' is a two-day workshop with the
goal of preparing attendees to serve as metadata specialists in digital
library projects. Topics covered include:
* Data and Functionality
* Metadata Conversion and Mapping
* Creating Data Workflows
* Digital Library Development Teams
A more detailed outline of the workshop is available at:
INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR
The objective of the Instructor Development Seminar (IDS) is to develop
trainers to deliver 'Metadata and Digital Library Development' in a
classroom setting. This half-day seminar will prepare participants to
deliver the course material and will outline the role of the trainer in
the CLW organizational framework.
The instructor seminar for this workshop will be held in conjunction with
ALA Midwinter on the morning of Friday January 19th at the University of
Washington (Seattle). Instructors are required to attend this seminar to
be designated as CLW trainers for this workshop. We are specifically
looking for trainers in the western U.S. (west of the Mississippi River)
or Canada. Trainers located in the eastern U.S. have already been
identified and trained.
The workshop itself is being offered as an ALCTS Midwinter Preconference
on January 17th & 18th (the two days prior to the instructor seminar).
Instructors are not required to attend the workshop but a number of seats
are reserved for those instructors who wish to attend the workshop as paid
registrants. Workshop registration is a separate process from this
instructor application. More information about workshop registration is
available at: http://www.ala.org/alcts/events/
SUPPORT FROM HOME INSTITUTION
The applicant must have the support of the home institution to
participate. Travel expenses to attend the IDS are not reimbursed by CLW.
When leading a workshop, instructors will receive travel expenses (and
optionally an honorarium) from the sponsoring organization.
* Knowledge of current cataloging rules and standards as they apply to
* Minimum two years experience in creating/implementing non-MARC metadata
in support of digital library applications.
* Demonstrated experience in cross-functional digital-library implementation
* Current familiarity with a wide range of metadata-related standards,
syntaxes, models, and best practices.
* Prior experience as a trainer in a classroom setting.
If you are interesested in becoming a trainer for this workshop, please
contact Steve Shadle email@example.com by December 20, 2006.
Applicants will be notified soon after of their acceptance at the seminar
and will be provided with additional details at that time.
Thank you for your interest in serving as a trainer. It is through the
combined efforts of many individuals and institutions that a community of
knowledgeable metadata librarians can be developed. Questions about the
workshop or the seminar can be directed to Steve Shadle
Steve Shadle firstname.lastname@example.org