Are you new to the wonderful world of cataloging? Maybe you haven’t thought about cataloging since library school and your new job requires a memory jog?
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission compiled a list of cataloging resources and training opportunities to build your skills that we’re reposting here, with some Wyoming-specific resources included.
- WebJunction has a free, one hour, self-paced course called Introduction to Cataloging for Non-Catalogers.
- The Idaho Commission for Libraries also has a free online course as part of their ABLE program called, Technical Services Sequence. These are all available via WebJunction.
- The Accidental Cataloger: Tips & Tools to Help You Use the Rules – archived webinar from WebJunction and NCompass Live.
Resources from the American Library Association (ALA) and the Library of Congress:
- ALA’s Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) has some free webinar archives, including a lot on RDA that might interest more seasoned staff.
- The Library of Congress also has many cataloging resources for the more advanced and academic set with their Catalogers Learning Workshop. The Library of Congress also has a great guide to MARC titled Understanding MARC.
These two YouTube videos may be helpful:
The Wyoming State Library has books for beginning catalogers in our catalog, including:
- Crash course in basic cataloging with RDA (also available as an ebook in cloudLibrary)
- Crash course in cataloging for non-catalogers
- RDA made simple
- The RDA primer
These books are available to you through interlibrary loan, or stop by our building if you’re here in Cheyenne. Questions about our professional collection may be directed to Brian Greene, Library Development Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 777-6339.