Tuesday, February 24, 2009

CONSER Standard Record Documentation Update

I previously reported on the November 2008 update to the CONSER Standard Record Documentation. CONSER has now posted an overview of those changes here.

CONSER 2009 ALA Midwinter At-Large Meeting Summary

The CONSER ALA Midwinter At-Large Meeting Summary from Jan. 25, 2009 is now available. It includes information on the RLG Shared Print Program, ISSN-L developments, the CSR MARC Task Group, the update of the SCCTP Holdings Workshop, and more.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Serials Holdings Workshop - Call for Trainers


A train-the-trainer session for the Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program (SCCTP) Serial Holdings workshop will be held in conjunction with the ALA Annual conference in Chicago on Friday, July 10, 2009. The session will be held from 8:30-5:00 and will include modeling of selected course materials as well as training tips.

Trainers should have experience using the MARC Format for Holdings Data (MFHD), familiarity with serials, and some training experience. Trainers will be expected to be available to give a minimum of two workshops per year. The holdings course is designed to be given by a single trainer or a pair of trainers using PowerPoint, a trainee manual, and hands-on exercises.

There is no cost for the train-the-trainer session. Your institution will be responsible for travel, lodging and per diem costs while you are attending the training. Training materials will be provided online for printing free of charge.

For more information on the SCCTP program, see http://www.loc.gov/acq/conser/scctp/scctp-home.html

Application Process: If you are interested in becoming a trainer for this workshop, please send an email to CONSER Program email address conser@loc.gov by March 20, 2009 with the following information:

1) Your name, title, mailing and email addresses and telephone and fax numbers.

2) A brief description of your experience in MARC Format for Holdings Data (MFHD), your experience with cataloging serials, and your experience with providing cataloging or other training

3) Names of three references who can attest to your experience and training ability

Selection of participants:
When choosing participants for the train-the-trainer session, selectors may wish to consult with the applicant's supervisor or another reference who can provide helpful details on qualifications. A maximum of 15 people
in the session may limit acceptance.

The Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program (SCCTP) requires a statement of support from the prospective trainer's home institution if the participant will be using official time to prepare, travel, and instruct at another institution. When the applicant becomes a trainer, the group sponsoring the SCCTP event will cover the travel and lodging expenses of the instructor, and optionally, may offer an honorarium.

Confirmation Required for Course Attendance:
Submitting an application does not guarantee that you will be placed in the training session. Accordingly, you should not make any travel arrangements before receiving official confirmation. The registrar will acknowledge all applications as they arrive. The registrar will notify each potential candidate of the response to their application by March 27, 2009, sending confirmation notices and additional details to participants.

Please direct any questions to:
Les Hawkins
CONSER Coordinator
Library of Congress