Child's Play: Cataloging Children's Materials

From $60 usd
Thu Dec 2, 2:00 - 4:00 PM (EST)
Virtual Workshop via Zoom  

Workshop Pricing:
Single Registration Pricing
Member Price: $ 60.00
Non-Member Price: $ 120.00

Group Registration Pricing
Member Group Price: $ 150.00
Non-Member Group Price: $ 300.00


Class Description: Cataloging children’s materials needs some thinking through. We’ll explore the whys and wherefores as well as look at the practical side.

In this course, we will: 1) Explore the possibilities of value-added cataloging, 2) be able to identify and deal with the anomalies found in cataloging children’s materials, and 3) know how to use cataloging tools and resources available for this special focus.

We’ll start the course with some thinking about why we even want to catalog children’s materials. We will discuss some of the irregularities that occur with cataloging children’s books (board books, books with moving parts, books with no words, etc.), kits (for example books with accompanying stuff – CDs, plush toys), and “realia” (puzzles, toys, games). We will talk about several ways to add value to the catalog record – ways to tie in with curriculum, reading levels, reading programs, library programming and displays, and just generally providing some depth to the data available to the catalog user.


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 2 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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La Donna Riddle Weber

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