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Cataloging Certificate Program

The Nebraska Library Commission Cataloging Certificate Program encourages technical services library staff from all types of libraries to learn more about cataloging and improve their skills through a series of online classes. Two levels of Certificates are available: Basic and Advanced. These Certificates show current and future employees that you have practical and up-to-date skills in technical services.

The Cataloging Certificate Program does not replace the Public Librarian Certification Program but is a separate program to recognize staff from all library types for continuing education in cataloging skills. However, all classes may also be applied to Continuing Education hours.

Participation is limited to Nebraska residents or those who are employed by a Nebraska library.


Types of Certificates

Basic

 All participants are required to complete:

  • Understanding MARC 21 Bibliographic Records class
  • Understanding Authority Control class
  • Three additional online classes from the approved list below

The workshops must be completed within a three-year timeframe.

Advanced

 All participants are required to obtain the Basic Certificate and then complete four additional online classes from the approved list below. These additional four workshops must be completed within a three-year timeframe.


Participation

Email Shoshana Patocka for more information.


Questions 

If you have questions about the program or class schedules please contact Shoshana Patocka at 402-471-4031, (800)307-2665, or email.


Workshops


These lists may be updated as new topics develop. Register for these classes through the NLC Training and Events Calendar.

Required workshops:
Understanding MARC 21 Bibliographic Records October 2021 (Online)
  August 2022 (Online)
   
Authority Control August 2021 (Online)
  April 2022 (Online)
   
   
Optional workshops offered on a regular basis:
Assigning Call Numbers October 2022 (Online)
Assigning Library of Congress Subject Headings
Cataloging Electronic Resources June 2022 (Online)
Cataloging Audio Recordings    
Cataloging Video Recordings  
Introduction to Technical Services
MarcEdit Basics February 2022 (Online)
   
Optional workshops offered infrequently:  
Cataloging Archives and Manuscripts  
Cataloging Cultural Objects  
Cataloging Maps  
Cataloging Rare Books  
Cataloging Three Dimensional Artifacts and Realia  
Introduction to Metadata  
Serials Cataloging
XML: An Introduction
   
Workshops offered outside the Nebraska Library Commission:
Library of Congress Subject Headings Email Shoshana Patocka for more information.