ARCHIVED: AALL Programs: W-1 Intermediate Cataloging for Law Libraries

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Friday, July 19, 2002 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 2002 - 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Orlando, Florida

A follow-up to AALL's Basic Cataloging Workshop, Intermediate Cataloging for Law Libraries presents an overview of selected current descriptive and access issues as well as management issues specific to the needs of cataloging departments. Topics covered will include authority control, NACO standards, maintaining URLs, constructing records for electronic records, organizational work flow and staff training.

Level: Intermediate

Participants will be able to:

  • Examine the complexity of the issues of authority control for local databases and describe possible solutions
  • Construct accurate records for cataloging electronic resources and explain how to maintain them in an online catalog
  • Determine the most appropriate training options for each staff level (professional, paraprofessional, student or temporary project staff)
  • Create cataloging workflows that will increase efficiency and effectiveness
  • Compile a list of resources for continuing education

This program addresses AALL Specialized Competency 5: Collection Care and Management. The complete AALL Statement of Competencies can be found at

    Who Should Attend This Program?

    This program is directed at law librarians engaged in cataloging and/or management of cataloging operations. Participants should have basic knowledge of cataloging practices common to most law libraries and some management responsibilities.


    Pamela E. Deemer
    graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in English. She received her MLS from UCLA in 1977. Her present position is Assistant Law Librarian, Cataloging and Acquisition Services, at Emory University Law Library in Atlanta. She has made numerous presentations at AALL Annual Meetings, including "Instant Gratification! The Z39.50 Gateway to Searching and Cataloging and ILL (SIRSI's Unicorn),"at the 2000 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.  In addition, she coordinated and moderated the CORC session "Put a CORC in It: the Cooperative Online Resource Catalog's Attempt to Control the WWW Information Flow," at the 2001 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. Deemer is also an active member of the OBS and TS Special Interest Sections, working on numerous committees and is currently serving as the Secretary/Treasurer of TS-SIS. She has extensive experience with cataloging electronic resources, creating the Emory University Libraries Guidelines for Cataloging Electronic Resources web site (a compilation of decisions made by the Emory University Libraries' Cataloging and Authorities Working Group) and through the addition of Hein Online serials information to Emory's integrated online catalog.

    Elizabeth Geesey Holmes graduated from Lafayette College with a BA in History and from the College of William and Mary with an MA in History. She received her MSLIS degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1992. Her current position is the Catalog Librarian at the University of Georgia School of Law Library, where she is the head of a five person cataloging department, including one other professional cataloger and three para-professional assistants. Before joining the staff at the University of Georgia, Holmes was the Head of Copy Cataloging and Database Management for Harvard Law School Library. She was a speaker at the recent AALL Annual Meeting in Minneapolis on "New Roles for Catalogers – Subject Access to the Web" and has been an active member of the TS Special Interest Section and the TS-SIS Cataloging and Classification Committee.

    Jean M. Pajerek graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a BA in language and linguistics. Her MLS is from SUNY Albany. Her graduate studies also included course work at the College of Librarianship Wales in Aberystwyth. After a short stint as an indexer for Film Literature Index,  Pajerek accepted a position as assistant catalog librarian at Cornell Law Library. In 1989, she became head of cataloging, and in 2000 she was promoted to her current position of head of technical services. Pajerek has served on the faculty of two law cataloging institutes sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries, and is a member of AALL's Technical Services Special Interest Section. For three years, she represented AALL as a liaison to the American Library Association's Subject Analysis Committee. She has made numerous presentations on authority control to local and regional groups.

    Registration Fee:
    Registration fee includes: program, handouts, continental breakfast and afternoon break.

    Nonmember $465
    AALL Member Discount $369

    Registration for 2002 Annual Meeting Workshops will open with the mailing of the preliminary program in mid March, 2002. Please register using the registration form.

    This professional development opportunity is brought to you by the American Association of Law Libraries. For additional information, please contact Mary Jawgiel, AALL Education Manager at 312-939-4764.


    AALL recognizes major support from BNA, Inc. for the Professional Development Program.