Assigning Library of Congress Subject Headings

From $100 usd
Mon Nov 1, 10:00 AM - Wed Nov 3, 12:00 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: This workshop provides practical experience in assigning Library of Congress Subject Headings as part of the cataloging process. Participants will learn how to perform a technical reading of an item and how to choose appropriate subject headings based on the principles of subject heading assignment put forth by the Library of Congress. Participants will also learn how to verify headings they have assigned against the Library of Congress subject headings. The structure and interpretation of online LC subject authority records in the OCLC subject authority file will be covered as well as the structure of bibliographic tools such as the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings. Participants will perform a number of exercises in assigning subject headings to bibliographic 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: None

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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Dejah Rubel

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