Cataloging: The Professional Development Cycle

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This book offers solutions to the problems of recruitment, education, and training of cataloging librarians. Sheila S. Intner and Janet Swan Hill have compiled a series of informative essays that provide creative solutions on a wide array of issues in the library cataloging field. These include recruitment methods of practitioners for future librarians, training strategies to produce skillful and effective librarians, professional expectations and satisfaction of librarians, impact of library computer systems, ...

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Overview

This book offers solutions to the problems of recruitment, education, and training of cataloging librarians. Sheila S. Intner and Janet Swan Hill have compiled a series of informative essays that provide creative solutions on a wide array of issues in the library cataloging field. These include recruitment methods of practitioners for future librarians, training strategies to produce skillful and effective librarians, professional expectations and satisfaction of librarians, impact of library computer systems, and the response to the changing organization methods that create good library service.

Cataloging brings to light and proposes solutions to the complex problems inherent to the library profession. Offering encouragement to cataloging and library administrators who are faced with difficult problems in their institutions, this book will have a direct applicability to the modern librarian's needs. It will aid library educators in both the design and improvement of library and information science programs. Cataloging will be an excellent resource for students of library cataloging and library personnel management who require a better understanding of critical issues in contemporary librarianship.

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Meet the Author

SHEILA S. INTNER is a Professor of Library and Information Science in the Graduate School of Simmons College.

JANET SWAN HILL is Associate Director for Technical Services in the University of Colorado Libraries, Boulder.

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Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction

The Challenge of Excellence in Librarianship by Robert M. Hayes

Recruiting Cataloging Librarians

The Recruitment Muddle: Entrances and Exits by James M. Matarazzo

Recruiting: Analyses and Strategies by Liz Boshoff, D. Whitney Coe, Elizabeth Futas, Fay Zipkowitz, Heidi Lee Hoerman, Thomas W. Leonhardt, James G. Neal, and Marion T. Reid

Discussion #1

Educating Cataloging Librarians

The Fiction and the Reality of the Stereotypes by Jane B. Robbins

The Education of Cataloging Librarians by Michael Carpenter, Carolyn O. Frost, Suzanne Hildenbrand, Sheila S. Intner, Beatrice Kovacs, Joseph R. Matthews, and Francis Miksa

Discussion #2

Training Cataloging Librarians

The Future of Staff Development by Henriette D. Avram

On-the-Job-Training: Issues and Answers by Nancy L. Eaton, Michael Fitzgerald, Maureen Sullivan, and D. Kathryn Weintraub

Discussion #3

Selected Bibliography

Index

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