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Resources and Assistance to Learn About Cataloging

The Vermont Department of Libraries and the Continuing Education Program is always adding new opportunities to the calendar of events. To see what's coming up and to register for sessions visit the Continuing Education webpage or the Registration Calendar.

You can also view past webinars and workshops on the Continuing Education webpage and on Niche Academy.


VT Cataloging Round Table:

The VT Cataloging Round Table meets online every three months on the last Tuesday from 10-11 am.

Meet with catalogers of all experience levels to share questions, concerns, and cataloging conundrums. We can discuss relevant local topics and cataloging-ship wide issues. Send any, and all, ideas you have for agenda items to, and come discuss them with your peers or see what other Technical Services Librarians do.

The Registration Calendar will have the Microsoft Teams link and agenda which can be found here.

Meeting minutes and recordings:

Feb 28th, 2023

May 30th, 2023

Aug 29th, 2023

Nov 28th, 2023

Feb 27th, 2024

May 28th, 2024

Aug 27th, 2024

Nov 26th, 2024


Physical books, available through Inter-Library Loan from VTLIB, on Cataloging:

Introducing RDA: a Guide to the Basics After 3R, by Chris Oliver (2021) ALA Editions

Practical Cataloguing: AACR, RDA and MARC21, by Anne Welsh (2012) Neal-Schuman Publishers, imprint of American Library Association

A Practical Guide to Library of Congress Subject Headings, by Karen Snow (2021) Rowman & Littlefield

User's Guide to Sears List of Subject Headings, by Mohinder Partap Satija (2020) Rowman & Littlefield

Cataloging and Classification : an Introduction, Lois Mai Chan (2007) Scarecrow Press

Serials Cataloging Handbook : an Illustrative Guide to the Use of AACR2R and LC Rule Interpretations, by Carol Liheng (1998) ALA

Cataloging Cultural Objects: a Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images, (2006) ALA

Plus more!


Downloading a MARC Record from CLOVER:

Use this video tutorial to learn how to use the CLOVER site to download a MARC Record.

Reach out to to get your library's Clover login.