Jumpstart Inclusive Cataloging

Extend your EDI practices from building your collections to implementing equity-centered cataloging systems. 

 

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Extend your learning and save more by pairing this course with its companion course, How To Build  and Defend Inclusive Collections—starting Mar. 29. View bundle discounts at registration.

 

Course Description 

Guest speaker session via Zoom:
Wednesday, April 19, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm ET (recordings available)

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 learn how to 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 learn tangible takeaways such as how to make the case for inclusive cataloging to your leadership and how to involve your community. You will leave this one-day intensive with new ideas and strategies for making sustainable change at your library. 

Our transformational online courses have given thousands of librarians the tools and vision for meaningful change. The live session is on Wednesday, April 19, from approximately 12:00-4:00 pm ET (recorded for on-demand viewing). Don’t miss this opportunity!

 

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When you sign up early, you’ll have immediate access to our Early Access On Demand Resources—a series of webinars from Library Journal and School Library Journal contributors along with rich, supporting materials in the form of readings, activities, and videos—to explore at your own pace.

Learning Outcomes

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

 

Who should take this course

Any librarian who wants to address EDI in cataloging and who needs help strategizing and creating a plan to update your cataloging system, as well as anyone who would like ongoing support and feedback and they endeavor to implement a new system. 

Live session is also available on demand 

Can’t make the live session? All guest speaker sessions are recorded and available on demand following the initial broadcast. Asynchronous workshops allow you to complete assignments and receive feedback from experts.

Certificate of completion provided 

4 professional development credit hours

For support with online courses, please contact libraryjournal@edmaker.co

Accessibility

All guest speaker sessions feature live captioning and are made available on demand after the initial broadcast. Please email libraryjournal@edmaker.co upon registration if you require any special accommodations and we will make our best efforts to facilitate them.

 

Group Rates

Have a team attend and increase your impact!

Discounted registration fees are available for groups of 3 or more. 

Send us a request for a quote.

 

 

 

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One-Day Intensive: Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Get the tools and support you need to update your cataloging practices to match your equity efforts

 

Session 1 | 12:00-12:45 pm ET

The Past and Future of Inclusive Cataloging

Who makes decisions about cataloging? And how can you get involved to make change? This session will provide transparency into cataloging systems and processes and shed light on how those processes have led to current ethical concerns. Learn the positives and challenges of current cataloging systems, as well as the potential for change in this foundational session. You will learn why you should consider revamping the way you catalog your collections through an inclusive and culturally responsive lens. You will also learn tangible strategies for advocating for change to your library leaders as well as tips for getting involved in change at a larger, national level. 

Speaker: 

To be announced

 

 

Session 2 | 12:45-1:30 pm ET

Critical Data: Make the Case for Change in Your Library

This session will balance a combination of theory and practical, hands-on skills needed when thinking about critical cataloging. You will learn about research methods involved in the decision making process as well as tangible tips for creating buy-in with your library leadership. You will leave this session knowing how to present your data and show value in starting to implement inclusive cataloging in your library.

Speaker:

To be announced

 

 

Break | 1:30-1:40 pm ET

 

Session 3 | 1:40-2:10 pm ET

Indigenous Cataloging: Centering First Nations Cultures, Communities, Collections

This session will highlight Xwi7xwa Library at UBC in Vancouver. Learn how Xwi7xwa has worked to decolonize the way information is sorted, cataloged, and shared by more accurately representing Indigenous knowledges and cultures. You will leave this session with new ideas about how Xwi7xwa can serve as a model for inclusive representation and access to knowledge. 

Speaker:

To be announced  

 

Session 4 | 2:10-2:40 pm ET

Critical Cataloging and Community Input: Khmer Collections

This session will showcase Long Beach Public Library’s indexes of their Khmer collection and the work they have done to engage their Cambodian community. You will learn the ways that community engagement and critical cataloging are inextricably linked and leave with strategies for simultaneously connecting with new patrons and overhauling antiquated cataloging practices. 

Speaker:

To be announced  

 

Break | 2:40-2:50 pm ET

 

Session 5 | 2:50-3:20 pm ET

User-Centered Cataloging: How to Educate Your Community about the Updated System

This session will be a deep dive into community education. Despite your current system’s flaws, it’s the system your community is used to. This session will help you to promote access to your collections and ensure your patrons know how to easily find everything by clearly educating and communicating with your users. 

Speaker:

To be announced  

 

Session 6 | 3:20-3:50 pm ET

Integrating Inclusive Cataloging with Your Vendors

Learn how to communicate cataloging changes with your vendors to ensure smooth integration with all future orders. This session will teach you how to take things off of your plate by working with your vendors to streamline the new cataloging process.

Speaker:

To be announced  

 

Break | 3:50-4:00 pm ET

 

Session 7 |4:00-5:00 pm ET

Tools and Strategies for Auditing and Recataloging Nonfiction

Learn specific and tangible tools for how to audit and recatalog your nonfiction collection in a more equitable way. You’ll leave with a model for this process as well as a clear plan of action that you can adapt to your individual needs.

Speaker:

To be announced  

 

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Online Course Preview

A preview of how we build your library skills and bring inspiration to your projects with our online learning experience.

Course Format

 

 

Live session with Andrea Blackman and Tasneem Ansariyah Grace

Live Guest Speakers

  • Engage with presenters via live video stream, visual presentations, and chats

 

Online Course Features

 

Recordings of guest speakers

Recordings Available After The Live Session

  • Real-time guest speakers and conversation via live video stream (with recordings available afterward)

 

 

Early Access On Demand Resources

Resources To Support Learning

  • Supporting resources (articles, videos, worksheets) in the online classroom to provide a foundation for your work
  • Access all course content for six months after the course ends
  • Bonus: Register early and get immediate access to archival video recordings from related courses and other bonus content

 

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