Core Workshops 2012

Cataloging and Organization

A five-day, concentrated, practical workshop for beginners and for public librarians who are cataloging but have had little or no formal training. The DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION and the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT HEADINGS will be the basic working tools. MARC cataloging and computerized cataloging services will be covered. Because this type of workshop requires a great deal of individualized instruction, participation in each session will be limited to 16 people.

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Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - Mondays, October 1, 15, 22, 29, and November 5,  9:30-3:00

Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - Wednesdays, October 10, 17, 24, 31, and November 7,  9:30-3:00

Collection Development

Getting “the right material to the right person at the right time” is the greatest joy and challenge of librarianship. A useful, interesting and varied collection is a librarian’s primary tool, and developing it requires skill, knowledge, experience, intuition and creativity. This five-day workshop is designed for the public librarian with little or no formal training who selects and purchases books and other materials. It is one of the four core workshops required for DOL Certification. We will discuss philosophical issues and present practical aspects of this complex responsibility, including policy making, intellectual freedom, and selecting, ordering, weeding, and maintaining a collection. Attention will be given to all formats, including ebooks, audio books, and online materials. To complete the workshop, each attendee will present a collection project tailored to his or her library. Each day will involve sharing experiences and best practices with fellow attendees.

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Hartland Public Library - September 5-7, 10-11, 9:30-3:00

Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - September 19-21, 24-25,  9:30-3:00