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Inclusive Cataloging

  • Cataloging
  • Webinar
  • 1 CE Hour


For over 120 years, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) have been used by libraries of all types across the country to organize their collections and help their communities find what they need. 

However, LCSH can be complex to use and difficult to understand, with its subdivisions and pattern headings. And, LCSH has been notoriously slow to update language, even as terms become outdated and come to hold new meanings. 

If you manage the collection records for your institution, consider joining us for this introductory webinar on inclusive cataloging practices. 

Attendees of this session will have the opportunity to: 

  • Discuss the history of problematic subject headings. 
  • Explore strategies for applying inclusive practices to their cataloging work. 
  • Learn about networks and resources for implementing these practices in your library community. 



Participants should review the following entries in the Training Archive ahead of this presentation: 

Who Should Attend

Individuals responsible for editing and maintaining catalog records 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.  

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