So what really IS cataloging, anyway? Why do we do it? What does a typical cataloger's day look like? Geared toward non-catalogers and brand-new catalogers, this session will share introductory vocabulary, concepts, and principles of cataloging, as well as advice for pursuing technical services work.
Understand why and how libraries catalog materials
Gain new vocabulary to discuss library catalogs
Learn to "read" catalog records at a basic level.
Misty Alvaro has worked in academic, public, and special libraries, but public libraries are their forever home. They worked in every possible public services department and technical services before landing their perfect gig as a cataloging and processing manager at Columbus Metropolitan Libraries. They are a member of CML's DEI Committee and are passionate about equity, inclusion, and representation in library collections. Most importantly, Misty loves answering questions!