The Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata was published by ALA in 2017. A recent study by the original task force members revealed uses and recommendations for the future of the competencies. The future is now, as a revised version of the document has just been approved by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures. On Friday, February 23 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm CT, join Core’s Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group for “Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata: Then and Now.”
- Karen Snow is a Professor and the Ph.D. Program Director in the School of Information Studies at Dominican University in River Forest, IL. She teaches face-to-face and online in the areas of cataloging, classification, and metadata. Dr. Snow’s main areas of research interest are cataloging quality, ethics, and education. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, she has published three books with Rowman & Littlefield, A Practical Guide to Library of Congress Classification (2017), A Practical Guide to Library of Congress Subject Headings (2021), and the forthcoming A Practical Guide to Dewey Decimal Classification (2024). Dr. Snow co-authored the Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians (2017 and 2023 revision) and the Cataloguing Code of Ethics (2021).
- Beth Shoemaker is the Head of Bibliographic Services at Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Her work includes management, collection development, cataloging, and collections stewardship. Her research interests encompass ethics in the workplace, cataloging education, artists’ books, and book history. In addition to teaching and presenting rare books and artists’ book cataloging, she is the co-author of both the Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians (2017) and the Cataloguing Code of Ethics (2021).
In this webinar, Karen Snow and Beth Shoemaker will present an historical overview of the creation of the competencies document, discuss the recent study, and the revision process and results.
The link to the recording will be sent to all registrants. If you prefer not to register, you can watch for the recording to be posted in this group’s Connect space afterward and post questions there after the session.