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Basic Cataloging Overview

  • Cataloging
  • Webinar
  • 1.5 CE Hours


Cataloging is a core service of librarianship—one that allows us to keep collections organized by topic and material type. Gain a solid foundation for your cataloging training with this introductory webinar that will introduce the basic tools and vocabulary you’ll need to get started. If you’re new to cataloging or just want to get a better understanding of the systems and rules that underpin our discovery tools, sign up today.

Attendees of this session will have the opportunity to:

  • Better understand why we catalog our materials.
  • Learn some basic cataloging vocabulary.
  • Explore the current cataloging standards.
  • Discover the variety of tools and resources available to support further learning.

Who Should Attend

Individuals newly responsible for editing and maintaining catalog data, staff members tasked with assisting patrons to find materials, 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.