Library of Congress Classification (LCC) is used to classify works in many libraries, particularly academic libraries. It provides an “address” for each resource, as well as organizes resources primarily by subject. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the meaning of each part of an LCC call number, how to construct LCC Cutters, how to build basic and more complex LCC call numbers, and how to create LCC call numbers for fiction books. The instructor will primarily use Classification Web to find and build LCC call numbers, but other avenues for finding LC classification numbers will be discussed as well. This workshop is perfect for LCC novices, as well as those looking to refresh their LCC knowledge!
Learning objectives: by the end of the workshop, participants will:
- Understand how to browse, search, and interpret the LCC schedules in Classification Web
- Identify the main parts of an LCC call number
- Construct Cutter numbers
- Locate classification numbers associated with specific topics
- Create basic and advanced LCC call numbers using Classification Web
- Build LCC call numbers for fiction works
Location: Broward County Library, South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
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.