The efforts of catalogers enable users to locate what they need in the library collections. As the world of information evolved from physical materials occupying physical places to digital resources in a multiplicity of formats, catalogers have adapted with richer metadata sets, linking repositories and institutions, and delivering resources in-person and remotely. Cataloging staff:
The Competency Index for the Library Field includes Cataloging on pages 15 & 16.
Cataloging was identified as a CORE training need in the Training Needs Assessment. It ranked #8 out of 51 self-identified urgent training needs. It ranked #2 out of 60 topics staff would like training in. 49% (78) of respondents indicated they would like training at the Beginner level, 29% (47) would like training at the Intermediate level, and 21% (34) would like training at the Advanced level.
A six-week course that provides a basic primer for library cataloging concepts and practices.
CatExpress - training in both instructor-led and tutorial formats
Connexion browser - a variety of training, in both instructor-led and tutorial formats
WebDewey - training in a self-paced format
Descriptive Cataloging Using RDA (Library of Congress)
RDA: Resource Description & Access Training Materials (Library of Congress)
RDA Training Materials (Library of Congress)
Webcasts for RDA Training (Library of Congress)
Cataloging Practices (PLA Professional Tools)
Resources on current cataloging standards, including information on RDA and BIBFRAME.
Cataloging Resources (ALA)
Society of American Archivists (Public Library Archives / Special Collections)