Cataloging Courses for 2022-23
The Cataloging Maintenance Center, a statewide cataloging support service provided by IHLS, has announced its course schedule for the 2022-23 year. Classes are for both seasoned librarians interested in exploring new avenues in metadata as well as library workers looking to learn the fundamentals of cataloging. Subjects range from the basic to the complex — from cataloging fundamentals to the nuances of metadata across lending item types. All courses are asynchronous, so students may study each module’s materials as their schedules allow so long as they complete the assignments and quizzes by the end of each week.
Courses are free to all library workers in Illinois thanks to a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of the Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) provides statewide cataloging support for Illinois libraries, including free original and copy cataloging of eligible special collections, consultation on metadata projects, database cleanup for LLSAPs, cataloging training, and more. Funding for the CMC is provided through the Illinois State Library and the Secretary of State and administered by Illinois Heartland Library System. Learn more about the CMC at www.cmcillinois.org.