Library of Congress Classification: The Basics

Scheduled Dates

March 17 & 19, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT (Register Now)

Course Description
Status: 

Would you like to learn more about the Library of Congress Classification system? Do you need some clarification on how number building works, or are you confused about Cutter numbers? This class will provide an overview of the structure of Library of Congress Classification, with detailed exploration of some schedules, along with short homework assignments to help you practice your learning. Topics covered also include number building, Cutter numbers, and interpreting instructions found in the classification schedules.

Course Type: 
Topic Area: 
Target Audience: 
Staff with cataloging and classification duties
Prerequisites

None

Learning Objectives
  • Learn the structure of Library of Congress Classification through an examination of the classification schedules
  • Understand number building and the use of cutter numbers
  • Build Library of Congress Classification numbers for a variety of resources
Homework Expectations
  • Short homework assignments are required after each session.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
Contact Hours: 
4
Instructor
Emily Nimsakont - nimsakont@amigos.org
Fees
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
$140.00
Amigos Member Fee: 
$165.00
Non-member Early Bird Fee: 
$195.00
Non-member Fee: 
$220.00