Carterette Series Webinars

Upcoming Session

Experimenting with Controlled Vocabulary: Using the Cataloging Lab to Shape LCSH

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)

Description: Chances are good that your library uses LCSH (Library of Congress Subject Headings) to describe resources and help users find what they need. Do you know how LCSH are created and revised? If a subject heading is not serving your users well, do you know how to propose a change? This webinar will provide a crash course in the process of submitting LCSH proposals as well as introduce the Cataloging Lab, a wiki where anyone can collaborate to suggest headings additions or revisions. Anyone who is interested in making our shared vocabulary more responsive to users’ needs is welcome!

About the Presenters:
Violet Fox is a cataloging and metadata expert residing in central Minnesota. She completed her MLIS at the University of Washington iSchool in 2013. Her research interests include the intricacies of zine cataloging and the ethical implications of classification.

About the Carterette Series Webinars

The Carterette Series Webinars (CSW) was named to honor one of our founding members, Pat Carterette.

In June of 2010, members of the Georgia Library Association and the Georgia Public Library Service launched this educational webinar series. The series highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in libraries. The free sessions are open to interested parties from all geographic (and astral) locations. Topics are chosen to be of interest to students and employees from all library types, and each session is approved for one Georgia continuing education (CE) contact hour.

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Webinar Archives

With the permission of the presenters, Carterette Series Webinars are recorded and posted in our archives within two weeks of the live presentations. Continuing education (CE) credit is not provided for viewing the recording of a webinar.

Please visit our archived sessions page to find recordings of previous Carterette Series Webinars.

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Carterette Series Webinars Planning Team:

  • Kimberly Boyd
  • Ashley Dupuy
  • Ariel Turner