Thursday, October 25, 2007

CFP: ALCTS CCS Heads of Cataloging Discussion Group (ALA Midwinter)

CFP: ALCTS CCS Heads of Cataloging Discussion Group (ALA Midwinter)

The ALCTS CCS Heads of Cataloging Discussion Group is tentatively scheduled to meet during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia on Monday, January 14, 2008, from 8-10 a.m. Please consider submitting a proposal for presentation and discussion. We have included the charge for this Discussion Group below. In addition to discussing topics of current interest, we offer an opportunity to share vacancy announcements in the group.

Charge: To discuss policy, implementation, quality control of bibliographic and authority records, work flow, personnel including supervision, motivation and other issues of concern to the members of the group. The group will provide a forum for discussing techniques and exchanging information.

The ALA Midwinter ’08 proposed topic for Heads of Cataloging DG session is: “Interaction—How Cataloging Departments cooperate with other departments of the library?”

Possible presentations would include reports on what impact the cataloging departments may have on other departments in the library and their functions. We would like to have cataloging managers, ideally representing various types of libraries (academic, national, public, and special), to talk about their cataloging departments' interactions with those departments (e.g., ILL, circulation, systems, collection development, acquisitions).

If you would like to submit a presentation proposal or to request more information about the topic, please contact one of us directly.

Thank you.

Marlena Frackowski, Chair

Dustin Larmore, Vice Chair/Chair Elect

Dustin P. Larmore
Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian
Old Dominion University Libraries
Norfolk, VA 23529