I've been sick all weekend, but I did finally renew my ALA membership and will be going to the midwinter conference. I'll try to post the meetings I hope to attend. It would be great to meet and have some future of cataloging conversations. (Just look for a lady with very short gray hair looking clueless--I'm not a regular ALA attender.)
This weekend, I watched all but 3 of the webcasts from this ALCTS/CETRC preconference, What They Don't Teach in Library School: Competencies, Education, and Employer Expectations for a Career in Cataloging. These webcasts are great! Definitely take the time to watch them. I took away some excellent cataloging management ideas.
On June 22, 2007, librarians from across the United States and Canada gathered in Washington, D.C. during ALA Annual to discuss the future of cataloging at a preconference (PDF; 23K) sponsored by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, Committee on Education, Training & Recruitment for Cataloging (ALCTS/CETRC), the Library of Congress and the Catholic University of America.
- Biographies of the speakers (PDF; 24K)
- Presentation by James F. Brennan, Ph.D., the provost of Catholic University at the beginning of the preconference (PDF; 23K)
- Webcasts and presentations of the speakers: