Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) is one of the most widely-used controlled vocabularies in the world. Librarians in general (not just catalogers!) should have a solid understanding of how LCSH headings and subheadings are constructed and used in order to better serve users performing subject searches. This workshop will provide a brief history of LCSH, the principles behind its construction, as well as plenty of examples and hands-on activities so participants will gain a deeper understanding of LCSH and, in turn, utilize them more effectively to serve their users.
Location: City of North Miami Beach Library, 1601 NE 164th St, North Miami Beach, FL 33162 www.nmblib.com
About the Presenter: Karen Snow, Ph.D.
Karen Snow is an Associate Professor and PhD Program Director in the School of Information Studies at Dominican University in River Forest, IL. She received her Ph.D. in Information Science in 2011 from the University of North Texas, where she taught cataloging courses primarily online from 2006 until 2011 for the Department of Library & Information Sciences. She previously worked as a cataloger in the Rare Book Room, University Archives, and the Technical Services departments at the University of North Texas. She currently teaches beginning and advanced cataloging courses at Dominican University, both face-to-face and online.