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Event Name:Changing the Library World, One Subject Heading at a Time: Collaborating with the Cataloging Lab
Description:Offensive terminology and biased classification structures can negatively impact the relationship between a library and its users. Change in these systems seems to move at a glacial pace, and the revision process can seem complex and opaque. Attend this session to learn about the Cataloging Lab, a wiki where everyday heroes (like you!) can collaborate to craft proposals for changes or additions to Library of Congress Subject Headings. Non-catalogers are especially welcome! If you care about the words that libraries use to describe people and ideas, please join the efforts to make the words we use in library catalogs fair, just, and welcoming to all.

Learning objectives:
  • Recognize the impact that offensive terminology in catalogs can have on relations between libraries and patrons
  • Learn about the Library of Congress Subject Heading proposal process and the criteria used to judge proposals
  • Understand how they can use the Cataloging Lab to propose revisions to LCSH

Violet Fox is a library metadata expert and former cataloger. Her research interests include the ethical implications of library classification.
Event Date:1/8/2020
Event Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern
Via Adobe Connect
Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
(phone: 3306550531)
Details:Who Should Attend:  Anyone interested in learning more about Collaborating with the Cataloging Lab
Competency:  Cataloging

GEO Cost:      $40
Bronze Cost:  $24
Silver Cost:    FREE
Gold Cost:     FREE

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