Basics of Cataloging

When:  June 5 – July 30, 2023

Where: Online & Asynchronous (see more info)

Cost: $325 (Register 2 weeks early for 10% off)

CE Credit: 2.6 CEUs/26 LEUs


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Designed for librarians and library workers in all library settings, this course serves as a basic introduction to the principles of information organization emphasizing current cataloging practices and MARC cataloging records.

Participants will learn the basic fields necessary to create MARC records, perform descriptive and subjective cataloging, assign Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classification numbers, and use authority records to create controlled access points. 


  •     Reading and understanding MARC catalog records
  •     OCLC: WorldCat
  •     MARC format
  •     Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classification systems
  •     Subject cataloging, with an emphasis on Library of Congress      subject headings
  •     Authority control
  •     Electronic resources and library cataloging
  •     Anglo-American Catalog Rules 2nd revision (AACR2) and Resource Description and Access (RDA)


Jen Puccini is the Assistant Director at the Burlington Public Library in Burlington, WI where she oversees all the departments including the cataloging department. She has worked in libraries for 11 years and absolutely loves it. Prior to working in libraries, Jen was an educator for Milwaukee Public Schools. She loves combining her teaching skills with her library skills and teaching courses. When she isn’t working she loves the outdoors, exercising, reading, and spending time with family, especially with her husband Renato and daughters Gabriella and Lillyanna.