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(via the Illinois Library Association)

IACRL, in partnership with IHLS and RAILS, will host a Fall Semester Town Hall on Zoom from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Wednesday, July 29.

The event will feature the following presenters (more information on the topics each one will discuss is available here.

  • Carolyn Ciesla (Prairie State College)
  • Sarah McHone-Chase (Northern Illinois University)
  • Kathleen Rhoades (Chicago State University)
  • Marie Waltz (Center for Research Libraries)
  • Tish Hayes (Moraine Valley Community College)
  • Firouzeh Rismiller (DePaul University)

The presenters will discuss what their libraries are doing in regards to reopening their physical spaces and what librarians are doing to navigate instruction under new circumstances. Additional information is available on the ILA website. Registration is required to participate.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

IACRL, in partnership with IHLS and RAILS, will host a Fall Semester Town Hall on Zoom from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Wednesday, July 29. The event will feature speakers who will discuss what their libraries are doing in regards to reopening their physical spaces and what librarians are doing to navigate instruction under new circumstances.

Additional information is available here. Registration is required to participate.

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(via Sue Franzen, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

The Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries, the Reaching Across Illinois Library System, and the Illinois Heartland Library System are planning a Fall Semester Town Hall on Wednesday, July 29, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If you are interested in sharing what your library is doing in regards to reopening your physical spaces or what your librarians are doing to navigate instruction under new circumstances, we invite you to be a panelist!

We are looking to put together two panels.

  • a panel discussing reopening plans and considerations (10:00-11:00 AM)
  • a panel discussing library instruction plans and considerations (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Each section will last one hour with 30 minutes dedicated to panelist presentation and 30 minutes for audience questions and discussion. We are hoping to have 3-5 panelists for each section with a roughly 5-10 minute presentation depending on number of panelists.

If you would like to be a panelist, please fill out this brief questionnaire letting us know your interests by Monday, July 13. Contact Dan Matthews, at matthewsd29@morainevalley.edu, with any questions or concerns.

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(via Dr. Pam Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System) 

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) is offering several Moodle courses this year. They are all 6-weeks and asynchronous (log in when it is convenient for you). Register in L2 (links below). If you have any topics that you would like us to cover in the future, then please e-mail the CMC: cmc@illinoisheartland.org with suggested future course topics.

Subject Analysis, June 29-August 7: There is a maximum of 30 students for this class. Register by June 22.

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) is providing Subject Analysis training for library staff in any Illinois library. This is a 6-week course using Moodle software. There are text files, online quizzes, assignments, and links to outside resources (OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards, Library of Congress authority file, MARC21 for Bibliographic Data, videos, and documents). Topics covered include controlled indexing language, keyword versus controlled vocabulary, the purpose of subject headings, the 20% rule, content analysis, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), word-based approaches to retrieval, Sears List of Subject Headings, and MeSh (Medical Subject Headings).

This is an asynchronous course, so you will not need to log in at a specific time, but you are expected to complete assignments and quizzes by the end of each week.

Registered participants will be e-mailed a login and password before June 29.

Learning Objectives
Determine relevant subject headings from summary statements.
Understand keyword versus controlled vocabulary.
Create subject headings in a MARC (MAchine Readable Cataloging) format.
Perform content analysis.

Prerequisites
MARC formatting of subject headings.
Knowledge and understanding of authority records.

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RDA Book Training, August 17-September 25: There is a maximum of 25 students for this class. Register by August 10.

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) is providing RDA Book Training for library staff in any Illinois library. This is a 6-week course using Moodle software. This course covers the changes from AACR to RDA guidelines. FRBR, WEMI, identifying hybrid, AACR and RDA records, and series will be covered. Participants will take quizzes and copy catalog books. It is assumed that participants have basic cataloging knowledge and experience.

This is an asynchronous course, so you will not need to log in at a specific time, but you are expected to complete assignments and quizzes by the end of each week.

Registered participants will be e-mailed a login and password before August 17.

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RDA Video and Audio Recording Training, October 5-November 13: There is a maximum of 25 students for this class. Register by September 28.

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) is providing RDA Video and Audio Recording Training for library staff in any Illinois library. This is a 6-week course using Moodle software. This course covers the changes from AACR to RDA guidelines. MARC record elements, including fixed field elements, will be covered. Participants will copy catalog DVDs, music CDs, and audiobooks, and find matching records in OCLC. It is assumed that participants have basic cataloging knowledge and experience.

This is an asynchronous course, so you will not need to log in at a specific time, but you are expected to complete assignments and quizzes by the end of each week.

Registered participants will be e-mailed a login and password before October 5.

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Registration Open for FY21 Online with the CMC Webinars

(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, IHLS)

Registration is now open for the Online with the CMC webinars listed below. Please direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator at Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org.

September 17, 2020: “The CMC Revealed: Getting to Know the CMC Staff”

  • This is your chance to get to know the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) staff: Cheri Schuler-Faust, Ian Anderson, Erin Rose, Heidi Margold, and Dr. Pamela Thomas. You will also have time to ask general or specific cataloging-related questions. Register here.

October 8, 2020: “Punctuate the Positive, or Eliminate the Negative”

  • Options regarding the use of punctuation when newly authenticating bibliographic records will be discussed. Fully punctuate any field when descriptive cataloging form is recorded as “ISBD punctuation included,” Desc i. Omit final punctuation and punctuation between subfields, when descriptive cataloging form is recorded as “ISBD punctuation omitted,” Desc c. Register here.

November 19, 2020: “Well Isn’t That Special?: Archival Materials & Special Collections”

  • A look at finding aids, common cataloging schemas including Dublin Core and MARC21, crosswalks, and a brief look at XML/EAD/DACS, and how these can apply to cataloging archival and special collections materials. Register here.

February 18, 2021: “The Good, the Bad, and the Just Plain Weird: A Short Guide to Cataloging Oddly Bound Books”

  • In this session we will discuss when and how to include important physical descriptions of oddly bound materials. This could include anything from a unique binding, an artist’s book, or a periodical bound out of order. Register here.

March 18, 2021: “Braille: Decoding the Dots”

  • How to catalog braille books, specific MARC fields that should be included in a bibliographic record, and how to code the fixed-field elements will be covered. Register here.

April 15, 2021: “Mixing It Up: Mixed Materials”

  • While kits contain multiple items issued as one unit intended for instruction, collections of mixed materials contain two or more forms that are most often related by being about or accumulated by a body or person. MARC fields and RDA guidelines for mixed materials will be discussed. Register here.

May 20, 2021:  “Cheerios, Rice Krispies, or The Directory of Overseas Summer Jobs?”

  • Discusses what a serial is, the differences in cataloging a single item vs. cataloging serials, and demonstrates the fixed-field differences and variable fields that apply to serial records. Register here.

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(via Dr. Pam Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System)

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) is providing Subject Analysis training for library staff in any Illinois library. This is a 6-week course using Moodle software and will run from Monday, May 11, to Friday, June 19. There are text files, online quizzes, assignments, and links to outside resources (OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards, Library of Congress authority file, MARC21 for Bibliographic Data, videos, and documents). Topics covered include controlled indexing language, keyword versus controlled vocabulary, the purpose of subject headings, the 20% rule, and content analysis. Other areas the course will explore are Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), word-based approaches to retrieval, Sears List of Subject Headings, and MeSh (Medical Subject Headings).

This is an asynchronous course, so you will not need to log in at a specific time, but you are expected to complete assignments and quizzes by the end of each week. Registered participants will be e-mailed a login and password before May 11. Register in L2.

Learning Objectives

  • determine relevant subject headings from summary statements.
  • understand keyword versus controlled vocabulary.
  • create subject headings in a MARC (MAchine Readable Cataloging) format.
  • perform content analysis.

Prerequisites

  • MARC formatting of subject headings.
  • knowledge and understanding of authority records.

Registration is capped at 25 participants.

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ILA Seeking Photos Showing How Libraries are Addressing COVID-19

(via the Illinois Library Association)

We have suspended our weekly members photo contest and are asking for photos from members and non-members that show how you’re dealing with #quarantine2020. Photos will be shared on our social media accounts. Send your photos to Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

Sasha Vasilic, Public Relations and Marketing Officer at Niles-Maine District Library, sent in this photo (see below) of the library’s outdoor electronic sign with an additional slide to help keep the spirits up in the community. #quarantine2020

 

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The IHLS Nominating Committee is preparing for the 2020 election cycle and has opened the nomination process. The open seats include one academic library representative, who will serve a three-year term.

If your library is part of the IHLS service area and you are interested in appearing on the election ballot, complete the nomination survey by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, February 11.

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(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System)

Don’t forget to register in L2 for next month’s Online with the CMC (Cataloging Maintenance Center): Subject Analysis, https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28613

This month’s topic: Subject Analysis. Subject analysis can be complicated. Subject headings or topics that match the item being cataloged need to be determined. The 20% rule, which recommends assigning headings only for topics that comprise at least 20% of the work, is still applicable.

Even if you can’t attend the live session on October 17, from 10-11 a.m. CDST, go ahead and register anyway, so that I can e-mail the link to the recording, after the webinar is over.

You can register in L2 for our other Online with the CMC sessions:

November 21, 2019: Cataloging Kits

This month’s topic: Cataloging Kits: Multiple items cataloged as one unit, kits, can be challenging. MARC fields and RDA guidelines for kits will be discussed. Register at: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28614

December 19, 2019: Language, Idioma, Sprache, La Langue: Cataloging Foreign Language Materials

This month’s topic: Cataloging Foreign Language Materials: Cataloging materials in a foreign language can be challenging. Tips, tricks, and resources for cataloging foreign language materials will be shared. Register at: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28615

January 16, 2020: Cataloging Rare Books

This month’s topic: Cataloging Rare Books: Printed materials in special collections require additional details of description in order to identify significant characteristics (bibliographical format, typeface, etc.), which help identify a resource (editions, impressions, or issues), and provide a more exact description of the resource. Register at: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28616

Please direct any questions or comments, including ideas for topics that future sessions could cover, to Dr. Pamela Thomas, SHARE Bibliographic Project Coordinator at the Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org

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(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System)

The following upcoming sessions are available through the Cataloging Maintenance Center. A general description of the series, along with more detail on each individual session, is below. Please direct any questions or comments, including ideas for topics that future sessions could cover, to Dr. Pamela Thomas, SHARE Bibliographic Project Coordinator at the Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org.

A one-hour chat session with staff from the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC). Each session will begin with a short presentation on a general cataloging topic. The session will then be opened for questions on the presentation as well as on any cataloging topic. Interactive discussion, after the presentation, is encouraged!

The presentations will not focus on any ILS, or on local practices of any library or consortia.

Register in L2 for these webinars.

September 19, 2019: To be a Series or not to be a Series
This month’s topic: Series: A series statement for a series title, statement of responsibility, will be discussed. How to format the 490 and the 8xx fields will be covered. Register at:https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28612

October 17, 2019: Subject Analysis
This month’s topic: Subject Analysis: Subject analysis can be complicated. Subject headings or topics that match the item being cataloged need to be determined. The 20% rule, which recommends assigning headings only for topics that comprise at least 20% of the work, is still applicable. Register at: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28613

November 21, 2019: Cataloging Kits
This month’s topic: Cataloging Kits: Multiple items cataloged as one unit, kits, can be challenging. MARC fields and RDA guidelines for kits will be discussed. Register at:https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28614

December 19, 2019: Language, Idioma, Sprache, La Langue: Cataloging Foreign Language Materials

This month’s topic: Cataloging Foreign Language Materials: Cataloging materials in a foreign language can be challenging. Tips, tricks, and resources for cataloging foreign language materials will be shared. Register at: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28615

January 16, 2020: Cataloging Rare Books
This month’s topic: Cataloging Rare Books: Printed materials in special collections require additional details of description in order to identify significant characteristics (bibliographical format, typeface, etc.), which help identify a resource (editions, impressions, or issues), and provide a more exact description of the resource. Register at:https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28616

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