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Event Name:
Keeping It Weird: Cataloging the Library of Things



Libraries maintain collections of cake pans, bicycles, garden tools, musical instruments, equipment... you name it, somebody circulates it. This practical, interactive cataloging workshop will break down the areas of catalog records dedicated to content, usage, and physical description of all of your weirdest objects. We will also discuss the challenges of labeling and processing unusual formats. Please feel free to bring questions, stories, and tricky items from your workflows. See examples of effective descriptions and learn how to fearlessly catalog whatever comes your way!

Learning objectives:

  • Gain familiarity with format-specific areas of MARC bibliographic records
  • Learn to use physical details of objects to create effective descriptions
  • Explore creative solutions to physical processing and labeling challenges
ATTENTION ATTENDEES:  Please bring a laptop or device 


Misty Alvaro is the Cataloger Librarian for Upper Arlington Public Libraries. She received her MLIS after achieving a degree in Japanese and Italian at the Ohio State University. Misty has worked in a variety of library types and contexts and is known to be highly enthusiastic in all of them. She spends her free time playing music, cooking, hula-hooping, and managing an artist residency with her spouse.

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Event Time:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern

Cuyahoga Falls Library
2015 3rd St
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

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Contact Person:
Melissa Lattanzi
(phone: 3306550531)

Who should attend:  Anyone interested in learning more about cataloging the library of things

Competency:  Cataloging

GEO Cost:      $80
Bronze Cost:  $60
Silver Cost:    $40
Gold Cost:    

This workshop is sponsored by a generous gift from the Lee and Mary Carter Family Foundation.

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