Welcome to my blog

I thought it was about time I started blogging. There are a lot of cataloguers out there and I think it’s important to meet, share information and to know that we aren’t alone in our well-organized worlds!

First, I’ll tell you a bit about myself. I’m the cataloguing librarian (aka Collection Access Librarian) for the entire Halifax Public Library system. This position is relatively new for me and it’s been exciting and challenging everyday. I received my MLIS from the University of Alberta and have an undergraduate degree is music, which I received from Ithaca College.

I needed to start this blog because there are times when I feel very alone as a cataloguer. I read the library journals and I feel left out. Have we been forgotten? Collection development is always applauded for their efforts, as is reference and, for that matter, all of “public service”. Where does that leave us? I’m hoping this blog will get us talking, sharing tools and technologies and generally, giving each other advice. I hope to bring up important issues, including marketing strategies for our catalogues, challenges with cataloguing rules (including authority work and access issues) as well as how we can use new web 2.0 tools to assist us.

That’s it for now! Again, welcome to my blog.

Disclaimer: The contents of this site contain my own personal opinions and views. It does not represent the views or opinions of my employer.


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  1. Hi Laurie!

    I look forward to reading your blog (and have subscribed to your RSS feed). Though I don’t have the opportunity to delve deeply into cataloguing, I am absolutely fascinated by it. I hope to get a thorough grasp of the cataloguing process someday (still find myself working through it). I am particularly interested in subject access issues.

    You’re now added to my blogroll. Thanks for adding my blog to yours.

    If you want to get the word out about your blog, consider adding it to the following directories:

    LISWiki – http://liswiki.org/wiki/Weblogs
    LISZEN – http://liszen.com/

    Have fun blogging!

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