Friday, September 23, 2022 | 9:00 AM-10:00 AM | CMC: Uniting Patrons with Your Library’s Local Collections

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Friday, September 23, 2022  |  9:00 AM-10:00 AM   |   CMC: Uniting Patrons with Your Library’s Local Collections

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Program Description

Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) staff will discuss their free cataloging services, including cataloging local authors, history, genealogy, special collections (including world languages), transcribing and cataloging metadata collections, and database cleanup.

60 Minute Session   |   Session will be recorded and available by October 1, 2022. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the free cataloging services the CMC provides
  • Identify items that can be sent to the CMC for free cataloging
  • Plan metadata projects with the CMC 


Dr. Pamela Thomas  |  IHLS/CMC  |  Bibliographic Grant Manager
I have worked for IHLS since March 2015. I have also worked at public, special, and academic libraries. I am the mother of two sons, Nathan, 24, and Jackson, 21. I spend time playing with my very naughty 38-pound Shiba Inu, Zander; walking, reading, and watching Amazon Prime. I have a serious audiobook addiction.  Fun facts: The most interesting things that I have cataloged are a human skull (for a nursing school program) and my own dissertation! I love dogs, frogs, and pigs!

Eric McKinney   |   IHLS/CMC   |   Cataloger
I am a newer cataloger at the CMC. I arrived here after cataloging for public and academic libraries over the last 15 years. I got into library work after being inspired by my wife – a high school librarian. We enjoy reading, gardening, homesteading on our ½ acre, and spending time with family. We have 2 large dogs, 3 ornery cats, 3 chickens, and 1 grumpy Australian rainbow fish named Max. Some of the most interesting items I've cataloged since arriving have been braille books.

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