Thursday, March 06, 2008

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

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

The ALCTS CCS Heads of Cataloging Discussion Group is tentatively scheduled to meet during the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim on Monday, June 30, 2008, from 8:00 to 10:00 am. Please consider submitting a proposal for presentation and discussion. We invite cataloging managers in all types of libraries to submit proposals. In addition to discussing topics of current
interest, we offer an opportunity to share vacancy announcements in the group.

The charge for the discussion group is:
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 Annual ’08 proposed topic for Heads of Cataloging DG session is:

“Perspectives on the state of cataloging education, hiring, and on-the job training as viewed by experienced cataloging librarians”

Possible presentation topics include but are not limited to: (1) Developing and implementing training plans for new cataloging librarians; (2) Minimum requirements for new hires (e.g., copy cataloging experience, cataloging internships, or cataloging experience while enrolled in a library science graduate program); (3) Cataloging managers’ perspectives on the state of cataloging education in graduate programs; and (4) Managers’ views on the ability to receive strong pools of candidates for entry-level cataloging positions.

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
Phone:(757) 683-4340
Fax: (757) 683-5954