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Assessing Assigned Subject Headings

  • Cataloging & Discovery
  • Webinar
  • 2 CE Hours


Accurate and meaningful subject headings are essential to help your community members find what they need. If you’re responsible for adding or updating records in your library’s catalog, attend this session to learn how to verify and assess the Library of Congress Subject Heading (LCSH) information you find in MARC format.

Attendees of this session will have the opportunity to…

  • Explore the background and principles of the Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Review common subject heading patterns and possible formats
  • Examine and search for Library of Congress Subject Heading Authority Records
  • Discover strategies and resources to learn more


Prior knowledge of basic cataloging concepts and workflows is strongly recommended. Not sure if this is the right class for you? Contact [email protected] with any questions you might have.

Who Should Attend

Individuals responsible for editing and maintaining catalog data, and anyone with an interest in the topic.


Sarah Schaff Denison University Library

Sarah Schaff has had the good fortune to work for a handful of Ohio libraries since 2003 – and still loves her work. With a background in philosophy and library science, Sarah currently serves as the Discovery Librarian at Denison, a small liberal arts college east of Columbus. In her 8 to 5 life, Sarah takes care of the invisible systems and online resources that keep the library humming.

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