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Training Event

Instructor

Dawn Olmsted Swanson

Dawn Olmsted Swanson is currently the Head of Technical Services and Metadata, Lead Librarian at the Kettering University Library. She has worked in the library field for over 30 years. Dawn has taught workshops for MCLS and other Michigan library organizations focusing mainly on cataloging and disaster planning topics. Dawn became a NACO Independent Contributor for Personal Authors in 2008 and for Corporate Authors in 2009. She has served and chaired many committees at Kettering University. She earned her BA at University of Michigan, Flint and earned her MLIS at Wayne State University. In her spare time, she is actively involved in her church as well as Boy Scouts of America & Girl Scouts of the USA.


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Assigning Library of Congress subject headings

Feb 21
Feb 22
Feb 23
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Central
Topic: Cataloging

Credit: 6 general LEUs for Indiana staff

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Description

This workshop provides practical experience in assigning Library of Congress Subject Headings as part of the cataloging process. Participants will learn how to perform a technical reading of an item and how to choose appropriate subject headings based on the principles of subject heading assignment put forth by the Library of Congress.

Participants will also learn how to verify headings they have assigned against the Library of Congress subject headings. The structure and interpretation of online LC subject authority records in the OCLC subject authority file will be covered as well as the structure of bibliographic tools such as the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings. Participants will perform a number of exercises in assigning subject headings to bibliographic works.

This class will be online using WebEx online workshop software. All registered attendees will receive an email with WebEx login information a few days prior to the class date.

Prerequisites

None

Pricing

Per-person rates
$99 (MCLS members)
$199 (Non-MCLS members)

Group viewing rates*
$249 (MCLS members)
$349 (Non-MCLS members)

*To register groups, contact the Training department at training@mcls.org, do not register online.

Registration Information

It is highly recommended that all registrants register for this workshop at least SEVEN DAYS PRIOR to the workshop date. If you register after that, you must additionally send an email to training@mcls.org stating that you have registered past the deadline. You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering for this workshop. All registered attendees will receive an additional email with WebEx login information approximately one week prior to the 1st class date. If you do not receive an invitation to the meeting by noon of the day prior, please email training@mcls.org.

Technical Information

You must connect using a high-speed wired internet connection (not wireless).

Microphones are not required but your computer will need speakers and a sound card to hear the audio via VoiceOver IP.

WebEx supports the following:
Operating Systems:

Internet Browsers:
Internet Explorer 8.x+, Firefox (latest version), Safari 5+, Chrome (latest version)