Dr. Pamela Thomas will spend four weeks providing hands-on cataloging of 3D Objects, Kits, and Realia. During the course, students will originally catalog 3D and 2D objects and kits, including games, flyers, a bingo set, a postcard, and other challenging items. Cataloging knowledge and experience is strongly recommended.
This is an asynchronous course, so students will not need to log in at a specific time. However, students are expected to complete assignments and quizzes by the end of each week.
Dr. Pamela Thomas
Registration is required. Please register for these classes through this event page at least one week before the course start date. (You must be logged in to L2 to register.)
Free to Illinois librarians and library workers that are members of an Illinois regional library system.
This course is hosted on the Moodle learning platform and will be accessed via the SHARE training site. Registered participants will be emailed course access information before the course begins.
About the CMC's Multi-Week Cataloging Courses
For seasoned librarians interested in exploring new avenues in metadata, as well as library workers looking to learn the fundamentals of cataloging, the Cataloging Maintenance Center provides cataloging training for library workers across the state of Illinois. Subjects range from the basic to the complex — from cataloging fundamentals to the nuances of metadata across lending item types.
All courses are asynchronous, so students may study each module’s materials as their schedules allow so long as they complete the assignments and quizzes by the end of each week.
Courses are free to all library workers in Illinois thanks to a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of the Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
About the Cataloging Maintenance Center
The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) provides statewide cataloging support for Illinois libraries, including free original and copy cataloging of eligible special collections, consultation on metadata projects, database cleanup for LLSAPs, cataloging training, and more. Funding for the CMC is provided through the Illinois State Library and the Secretary of State and administered by Illinois Heartland Library System. Learn more about the CMC at www.cmcillinois.org.