Cataloging for School Librarians

Cataloging for School Librarians

Marie Kelsey


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Cataloging for School Librarians, Second Edition presents the theory and practice of cataloging and classification to students and practitioners needing a clear sequential process to help them overcome cataloging anxiety. By following the instructions in this book, the new cataloger will become proficient at creating bibliographic records that meet current national standards, and make library materials accessible to students and faculty.

This new edition fully integrates RDA while referencing its antecedent, AACR2. FRBR, Sears, the Dewey Decimal Classification and the implications of Web-Scale Discovery services are covered. It presents numerous examples of how to catalog books, non-print and electronic library materials using the MARC format.

To reinforce learning, each chapter concludes with a revised review quiz and critical thinking questions.
Cataloging for School Librarians, Second Edition includes sample full MARC records, a glossary and an index.


Marie Kelsey:
Marie Kelsey, Ph.D., professor emerita, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota, recently completed a forty-year career in librarianship, twenty-seven of which were devoted to cataloging and technical services in academic libraries. She is also a licensed K-12 librarian and retired director of the Educational Media and Technology program at St. Scholastica.

Dr. Kelsey earned her master’s degree in English at Bemidji State University and her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has authored several articles on cataloging and other aspects of school librarianship. In 2006, her book Ulysses S. Grant, A Bibliography (Praeger, 2005) was named one of the five best bibliographies of the year in history by the Reference & User Services Association (ALA) History Section’s Bibliography and Indexes Committee.