Resources and Assistance to Learn About Cataloging

Introduction to Technical Services and Cataloging

This excellent tutorial covers the basics of cataloging and acquistions. It is good for all levels of expertise, including those with limited library experience. The tutorial works best if used with Firefox or Internet Explorer browsers.

MARC21 Basics

This tutorial is designed for beginning catalogers and those who would like to better understand the structure of cataloging records. The self-paced guide will take students through the basics of MARC cataloging record construction and will provide explanations for numerical fields. 

Authorities Tutorial

This tutorial is designed for experienced catalogers and those who would like to better understand authorities and authority records. The self-paced guide will take students through the basics of authority cataloging record construction as well as the rhyme and reason of authorities.

Continuing Education

The Vermont Department of Libraries offers a wide range of classes for librarians. The classes rotate on an annual basis so be sure to watch for the next round of cataloging courses.