Jumpstart Inclusive Cataloging
Tuesday, November 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Learn practical steps to ensure your cataloging practices are more equitable with support from library experts.
Extend your EDI practices from building your collections to implementing equity-centered cataloging systems.
While the current, standard classification systems have their benefits, they also often create unnecessary confusion and barriers to equitable access to resources. During this course, you’ll conduct an equity audit of your cataloging system and learn practical strategies for how to ensure your collections are organized with all people in mind.
This process can be daunting, but you’re not alone! This course will provide guidance no matter the type of library you work in or the current cataloging system you use. You’ll have the opportunity to self-select into relevant speaker sessions and be paired in workshop groups with peers working in similar systems to ensure you receive individualized support, lasting community, and tangible takeaways.
Our transformational online courses have given thousands of librarians the tools and vision for meaningful change. The live session is on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 from approximately 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PT (recorded for on-demand viewing). Don’t miss this opportunity!
After you attend this interactive online course and workshop, you’ll be able to:
- Understand and utilize inclusive metadata practices and initiatives
- Possess the tools and plan for a cataloging equity audit
- Define your goals and construct the type of equity project you have the capacity to undertake
- Strategically plan for short- and long-term inclusive cataloging
- Educate your community and patrons on your updated system
- Incorporate and streamline your updates with vendors
- Have tools and support for the longevity and sustainability of this process
CALL-SPONSORED: CALL is offering a limited number of free seats to California library staff in this Library Journal course. Please register above for one of these no-cost seats. In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored by the CALL grant we ask that all participants engage fully (attend, participate, discuss and share). If you are unable or not willing to agree to this, please be kind and leave a seat for someone else. Thank you for supporting CALL!