Assigning Library of Congress Call Numbers: Basic

Assigning Library of Congress Call Numbers: Basic

Learn the basics of creating LC call numbers and cutters.

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Learn all the basic principles of using the LCC schedules, choosing class numbers, creating cutters, and shelflisting for your local collection. Also provides an introduction to a few special LCC conventions for time periods, authors, artists, and sacred works. (A basic understanding of cataloging practice and standards, including RDA and MARC21, is recommended.) Note: Because of their highly specialized practices, classification of maps, atlases, law materials, and music are not addressed in this series of courses.


1. Understand the basic structure and organization of Library of Congress Classification (LCC).

2. Learn how to navigate the LCC schedules.

3. Understand each element of the call number.

4. Learn how to choose/create each element of the call number based on the subject heading and other information in the resource description.

5. Develop some familiarity with classifying resources based on time period, as well as classification of literary, artistic, and sacred works.

This class will be held online. All registered attendees will receive an email with login information a few days prior to the class date.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Date & Time January 12-13-14, 2021
10am - 12pm Eastern
9am - 11am Central
Instructor Autumn Faulkner
Prerequisites A basic understanding of RDA and MARC.
Credits This workshop has been approved for 6 General Library Education Units (LEUs) for Indiana library staff.
Audience ALL
Topic Cataloging

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Terms/Registration Information

It is highly recommended that all registrants register for this workshop at least SEVEN DAYS PRIOR to the workshop date. If you register after that, you must additionally send an email to that you have registered past the deadline. You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering for this workshop. All registered attendees will receive an additional email with login information approximately one week prior to the 1st class date. If you do not receive an invitation to the meeting by noon of the day prior, please email

Venue/Technical Information

Online via Zoom

Vendor MCLS

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Instructor: Autumn Faulkner

Autumn Faulkner supervises copy catalogers at Michigan State University Libraries, where she started as an original cataloger working on monographs, non-English materials, and music. Her current interests include user-friendly workflows and documentation, equitable and ethical metadata practices, and keeping a weather eye on evolving linked data approaches and environments.


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Date(s) and time(s):
January 12-13-14, 2021
10am - 12pm Eastern
9am - 11am Central

Single Registration Pricing
Member Price: $ 99.00
Non-Member Price: $ 199.00

Group Registration Pricing
Member Group Price: $ 249.00
Non-Member Group Price: $ 349.00
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