Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Another Blog About Cataloging

When I first began to read blogs, there were lots of really good ones about libraries, but not too many about cataloging specifically.

Now there are several and more are being created. A new one is Cataloging Thoughts based on the personal experience of Steve Denney, a library assistant at the University of California, Berkeley.

I haven't had a chance to read any of his posts, but I've added the title to my blog reader and also to the list of blogs on the Catalogers pages of the CMRLS website.

I learned about this blog through the electronic discussion list RADCAT. Blogs and discussion lists are a major way for me to keep up with what's happening in the ever changing field of cataloging.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hiring shelvers

ALA has just published a book on that oh-so-practical topic of hiring, training and supervising shelvers.

We have not purchased it at CMRLS, but will if someone requests it. However, this may be something you want to purchase yourself so that you always have it in your library and can refer to it whenever needed.

Hiring, Training, and Supervising Library Shelvers by Patricia Tunstall
ISBN: 978-0-8389-1010-8
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $48.00
109 pages; 6" x 9"Softcover