This easy-to-use text teaches school librarians how to catalog materials using RDA. By following the instructions in this book, the new cataloger will become proficient at creating bibliographic records that meet current national standards and make library materials accessible to students and faculty.
Cataloging for School Librarians, Third Edition presents the theory and practice of cataloging and classification to students and practitioners needing a clear sequential process to help them overcome cataloging anxiety. By following the instructions in this book, the new cataloger will become proficient at creating bibliographic records that meet current national standards and make library materials accessible to students and faculty.This new edition fully integrates RDA. FRBR, Sears, and the Dewey Decimal Classification are covered. It presents numerous examples of how to catalog books, non-print and electronic library materials, and 3D objects using the MARC format.Appendices include MARC Record examples across formats, “cheat sheets,” and a compilation of a “one-stop shop” list of commonly used website resources mentioned throughout the book. A glossary and an index are also included.
Marie Kelsey, Ph.D., professor emerita, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota, recently completed a forty-year career in librarianship, twenty-seven of which were devoted to cataloging and technical services in academic libraries. She is also a licensed K-12 librarian and retired director of the Educational Media and Technology program at St. Scholastica.Dr. Kelsey earned her master’s degree in English at Bemidji State University and her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has authored several articles on cataloging and other aspects of school librarianship. In 2006, her book Ulysses S. Grant, A Bibliography (Praeger, 2005) was named one of the five best bibliographies of the year in history by the Reference & User Services Association (ALA) History Section’s Bibliography and Indexes Committee.
Jen Spisak, Ph.D., assistant professor, Longwood University, has spent over two decades in the field of education with experience as a teacher, school librarian, and assistant professor. She has previously been honored as her school’s Teacher of the Year and as the Virginia Association of School Librarians School Librarian of the Year. She currently teaches cataloging to school librarianship students.
Dr. Spisak earned her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and her endorsement in Library Media and her Ph.D. in Educational Research and Evaluation from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the author of Multimedia Learning Stations: Facilitating Instruction, Strengthening the Research Process, Building Collaborative Partnerships as well as a number of articles in the field of school librarianship.
List of Figures
Part I. Essential Information
1 History of the Library Catalog, Cataloging Standards, and Access to Resources
2 Understanding Cataloging in Publication (CIP)
Part II. Descriptive Cataloging
3 Catalog Records and Primary and Added Access Points
4 Creating Authorized Forms of Names
5 Creating MARC 21 Records
6 Cataloging Books
7 Cataloging Nonprint and Electronic Materials
8 Cataloging Serials, Books in Series, and Graphic Novels
Part III. Subject Cataloging and Classification
9 Using Sears List of Subject Headings
10 Using Abridged Dewey Decimal Classification
11 Building Dewey Numbers in Three Major Areas
12 Special Sections in the School Library
Part IV. Conclusion
13 Obtaining Online Catalog Bibliographic Records
Appendix A. RDA Sample Records in MARC from OCLC
Appendix B. Key to the Quizzes
Appendix C. 300 & 344 Field Tags
Appendix D. Formatting “Cheat Sheet” for 336, 337, & 338 Field Tags
Appendix E. Helpful Websites
About the Authors
Cataloging for School Librarians 3rd edition by Marie Kelsey and Jen Spisak is a refreshing update to the previous editions. This edition recognizes the changes in school library cataloging and provides a realistic image of cataloging in the modern-day school library. This text is a must-have for any cataloging course!