Cataloging sessions at ALA Midwinter 2019

The Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association is coming up January 25-29, so we've rounded up some sessions related to cataloging that might be of interest. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list but a starting place. For more information on any of the sessions or the Midwinter Meeting in general, see the event website

OCLC Expert Cataloging Community Sharing Session
Friday, January 25 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging (ALCTS CaMMS)
Friday, January 25 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 
Teaching RDA-3R and IFLA-LRM to LIS Students and Metadata Professionals

Linked Library Data Interest Group (ALCTS LITA)
Saturday, January 26 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Practical Linked Data Implementation: Trail of the Caribou
Enhancing Subject Access on a Shoestring: Subject Knowledge Cards Built on Linked Open Data
Publishing Static Library Linked Open Data

Cataloging Norms Interest Group (ALCTS CaMMS)
Saturday, January 26 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lower the Barrier and Be Empowered: Creating and Including Linked Data Vocabularies for Digital Collections
Enhancing Metadata and Improving Discoverability for Digital Collections
Responsibilities & workflows: keeping agile in a rapidly changing environment

RDA Update Forum
Saturday, January 26 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

OCLC Linked Data Roundtable: Stories from the Front
Saturday, January 26 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

ACRL Technical Services Interest Group
Saturday, January 26 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Following the BIBFLOW Roadmap: First Steps toward a Linked Data Environment 
Benchmarking Vended Authority Control Practices
New Take on Name Authority Control in a Digital Repository 

Metadata Interest Group (ALCTS)
Sunday, January 27 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Crowdsourcing metadata: the revolutionary cataloging interface and how it can help your library expose and promote hidden collections 
Wisdom of the Crowd: Successful ways to engage the public in metadata creation

LC BIBFRAME Update Forum
Sunday, January 27 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Authority Control Interest Group (ALCTS LITA)
Sunday, January 27 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bibliographic Conceptual Models Interest Group (ALCTS)
Sunday, January 27 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group (ALCTS CaMMS)
Monday, January 28 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

RDA Linked Data Forum
Monday, January 28 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Diachronic Works, the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM), and RDA: Three Perspectives (ALCTS CRS)
Monday, January 28 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Lizzy Baus

Lizzy Baus is the Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian for Minitex. She recently relocated from Milwaukee, where she earned two Master's degrees from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and met her husband swing dancing. She now lives in St. Paul and rides her bike to work every day. You can reach her at 612-624-4220 or