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Assessing Assigned Subject Headings

  • Cataloging
  • Webinar
  • 1.5 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.


Tim Keller Head of Discovery and Metadata Services

Tim Keller is the Head of Discovery and Metadata Services at Oberlin College and Conservatory, after spending two years as the Head of Cataloging and Metadata at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Tim earned his MLIS from Kent State University in 2009, and also holds a second MS in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (User Experience Design). In addition to cataloging and making information discoverable, Tim serves as the Subject Headings Working Group Leader under the Cataloging Ethics Steering Committee.