Four presentations will explore how cataloging and metadata practitioners, educators, students, and managers plan to use the “Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians” document (https://alair.ala.org/handle/11213/7853), which was officially adopted by ALCTS earlier this year.
1. “Negotiating Competency, Asserting Authority” presented by Erin Leach, Head of Serials Cataloging at University of Georgia, Athens, and Jessica Schomberg, Media Cataloger at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
The competencies state that examples “are for illustrative purposes only and should not be considered prescriptive.” How can we ensure institutions negotiate these competencies with library workers instead of using them against workers? We’ll use the behavioral competency Professional Curiosity to identify possibilities.
Meeting Type: Discussion/Interest Group
Content Area: Transforming: Customer & User Expectations
Interests: Career Advice, Cataloging, Library School Education, Metadata, Professional Development
Type of Library: Academic, Consortium, Corporate, Government, Law, Library School, Medical, Public, Research Library, Special
Sponsors: ALCTS, ALCTS_CMMS
Cost: Included with full conference registration.