Assigning Library of Congress Call Numbers: Basic

From $100 usd
Tue Aug 10, 2:00 PM - Thu Aug 12, 4:00 PM (EDT)
Virtual Workshop via Zoom  

Workshop Pricing:
Single Registration Pricing
Member Price: $ 100.00
Non-Member Price: $ 200.00

Group Registration Pricing
Member Group Price: $ 250.00
Non-Member Group Price: $ 500.00


Class Description: Learn all the basic principles of using the LCC schedules, choosing class numbers, creating cutters, and shelflisting for your local collection. Also provides an introduction to a few special LCC conventions for time periods, authors, artists, and sacred works. (A basic understanding of cataloging practice and standards, including RDA and MARC21, is recommended. Does not cover classification for legal, musical, or cartographic works.)

  1. Understand the basic structure and organization of Library of Congress Classification (LCC).

  2. Learn how to navigate the LCC schedules.

  3. Understand each element of the call number.

  4. Learn how to choose/create each element of the call number based on the subject heading and other information in the resource description.

  5. Develop some familiarity with classifying resources based on time period, as well as classification of literary, artistic, and sacred works.

Location and Access: This class will be held virtually via Zoom. All registered attendees will receive an email with login information prior to the class date.

Prerequisites: A basic understanding of RDA and MARC.

Credits: This workshop has been approved for 6 General Library Education Units (LEUs) for Indiana library staff.

Registration Information: You are welcome to register for this workshop as long as it remains open on our website. You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering. The login and preparation email will be sent prior to the training date. If you have not received your login and preparation email by noon of the day prior to the workshop, please email training@mcls.org to request it.

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Autumn Faulkner

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