Cataloging for Non-Catalogers

Get the training you need to start cataloging!

Cataloging for Non-Catalogers

with Sylvia Hall-Ellis

12-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, September 22


Go from beginner to advanced cataloger in this advanced eCourse, from the basic core concepts to building your own records with several weeks of hands-on exercises under Hall-Ellis’ guidance. Cover the latest trends, techniques, and instructions—including RDA: Resource Description and Access—to help you catalog materials.

In 12 weeks, you will:

  • Learn about different cataloging schemes and different types of records
  • Learn the core concepts that govern the field of cataloging with an emphasis on working in an online environment
  • Learn how bibliographic description works, including the basics of different cataloging standards and bibliographic formats
  • Gain a thorough understanding of how authority control and subject access work
  • Catalog materials in a variety of formats and subject areas
  • Use the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme and the Library of Congress Classification Scheme

Sylvia Hall-Ellis, an expert cataloger and instructor at the SJSU iSchool, will guide this asynchronous eCourse.

Participants who complete this Advanced eCourse will receive an SJSU iSchool/ALA Publishing Advanced Certificate of Completion.