A great class was recently added to the schedule in Manhattan, starting on Oct. 29 and meeting over five Saturdays. Already have your MLS? These are skills you need to add to your repertoire!
Technical Services, Operations and Systems, LIS 775, #7129
Instructor: John Lindaman, Technical Services Librarian,
The Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Begins mid-term: Saturdays Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, and Dec. 3, 12 noon – 5 p.m.
Technical Services will begin on Oct. 29 and will be taught at the Met Museum by Thomas J. Watson Library Technical Services librarian John Lindaman. Students will have the benefit of doing hands-on work in as many facets of Technical Services and Systems as possible, and to see the specifics of how they are implemented in a large research library. Among the topics students will examine are: copy cataloging (both in Millennium and Connexion), authority work, library acquisitions, collection development, serials control, record loading, data manipulation, materials processing, knowledge organization, and integrated library systems. Practical work will be supplemented by required readings.
This class received rave reviews the last time it was offered at the Watson (see a few below!). Please keep in mind that space is limited due to the location.
From the students– strengths of the class:
“Topics were eloquently covered. Professor has in-depth extensive knowledge; excellent expert in the field, explains topic very clearly and engages the students.”
“Greatest strength was ability to do the cataloging work and editing, not just have it shown to us. Provides excellent skills for job search.”
“Working directly in different cataloging software interfaces really gave me a sense of what work on the job will be like.”
“Hands-on structure, availability of computers for all, the professor’s knowledge and professional demeanor. And being at the Met!”
“I liked that the assignments were hands-on and practical”
“I thought that all the content was relevant to what you would need to know in order to get a job in technical services.”
“We need more classes like this!”