Cataloging 411: Tools to Manage Materials in Today’s Libraries

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Thursday, January 26, 2017


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Central Time)

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Web Seminar

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Register by January 23.

Free for AALL members; Non-AALL Members - $60  


Cataloging is still a vital component of modern collection management, no matter the format. Whether you’re loading vendor e-book records or adding URLs to formerly held print titles, this webinar will introduce attendees to the virtual toolbox today’s catalogers use at both academic and private law libraries. From MarcEdit to OCLC, RDA to the Cataloging Calculator, from subject cataloging to vendor records, this session will lift the curtain and leave attendees with the information to ensure their institutions utilize all the resources at their disposal.

This session is geared towards new or ‘accidental’ technical services staff, reference and other staff of any library type who want to know more about the tools used to manage the data contained in the public catalog.

Attendees will learn:

  • techniques to name and describe the application of contemporary cataloging tools 
  • options to evaluate which tools the library should begin to use and which tools to improve



Emily Dust Nimsakont
Head of Cataloguing & Resource Management
University of Nebraska—Lincoln Schmid Law Library

Emily Dust Nimsakont is the Head of Cataloguing & Resource Management at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln Schmid Law Library, and adjunct instructor of cataloging for the University of Nebraska-Omaha and the University of Missouri-Columbia’s library science programs. Emily recently spoke at a series of RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System) webinars on several topics including Linked Data and Bibframe. She holds a master’s degree in library science from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s degree in museum studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Sarah Morris Lin
Library Systems Librarian
Reed Smith

Sarah Morris Lin is the Library Systems Librarian at Reed Smith, LLP. Sarah oversees all aspects of technical services work at Reed Smith.  A 2016 recipient of AALL’s Emerging Leader Award, she is actively involved in the law library community.  She received her MSLIS from the University of Illinois and her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago.