Wednesday, September 28, 2011

ALCTS Heads of Cataloging IG - call for speakers (ALA Midwinter, Dallas, Texas)

ALCTS Heads of Cataloging IG - call for speakers (ALA Midwinter, Dallas, Texas)

The ALCTS Heads of Cataloging Interest Group invites your proposal to participate in a discussion of developing service-oriented models for cataloging and metadata, to take place at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas on Monday, January  23, 2012 at 8:00AM.

Presentations focusing on broad ideas or trends for the future of cataloging, metadata, and technical services, as well as illustrative case studies/examples of applying service-oriented approaches to cataloging are welcome.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

*         Applying cataloger expertise to institutional operations outside of technical services (e.g., providing metadata outreach for other campus/partner communities)
*         Role of catalogers in developing catalog interfaces and functionality (e.g., faceted catalog browsers)
*         Managing re-organization/integration of non-MARC metadata into existing staff structures
*         Developing assessment programs for cataloging and metadata
*         Identifying and supporting emerging professional development needs for catalogers

Presentations should be 20-30 minutes in length.  To submit a proposal for presentation, please email a brief description of your proposed topic to the current chair of the Heads of Cataloging Interest Group, Christopher Cronin (, by Monday, October 24, 2011.

Jennifer O'Brien Roper
Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services
University of Virginia Library
434-982-2854 (v)
434-924-8357 (f)