Aiming for visibility: promoting a university cataloguing department internally (and externally)

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Presented at CILIP Cataloguing & Indexing Group conference September 2012

Presented at CILIP Cataloguing & Indexing Group conference September 2012

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  • 1. Aiming for visibility: promoting a University cataloguing department Karen F. Pierce Cardiff UniversityCILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group Conference 2012
  • 2. Defining high visibility cataloguingTrying NOT to be… http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_JGOshAniqr0/TAWx- IKDw8I/AAAAAAAAAAc/AuBdKS09l3s/s1600/under+the+radar+logo.png
  • 3. Stereotypes
  • 4. Background• Invisible Cataloguers• Located in an admin building rather than a library• No day to day contact with other library staff
  • 5. Being seen (a physical presence)• ULS Briefings• Working groups• Staff development activities
  • 6. Staff development opportunities From Pink Slip to Black Box Alison Palmer & Karen Pierce
  • 7. Being seen (externally) Conferences• 1. Attend a cataloguing conference• 2. Present at a cataloguing conference• 3. Attend &/or present at a NON-cataloguing conference• 4. Organise a conference
  • 8. Being seen (virtually)http://cdn.activedesktopwallpapers.com/wallpapers/74/Cat- http://www.flickr.com/photos/bonitoclub/3867093636/sizes http://www.desicolours.com/some-unique-cake-designs/26/02/2009Under-Book-512X384-74.jpg /o/in/photostream/
  • 9. Blogs & Blogging• CILIP CIG: http://communities.cilip.org.uk/blogs/catalogueandindex/default.aspx• http://planetcataloging.org/• http://highvisibilitycataloguing.wordpress.com/• Work & Expression (BSS City of London): http://citybibs.wordpress.com/• http://scolarcardiff.wordpress.com/• http://darksideofthecatalogue.wordpress.com/
  • 10. Publishing• Catalogue & Index • Peer reviewed journals• Book reviews • Impact factors • Collaboration
  • 11. Unexpected opportunities© Jonas Tanahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jonastana/6947168707/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • 12. Conclusion• Be seen in person at • Have a blog (dept or meetings & briefings personal)• Join working groups • Have a twitter• Run internal sessions account (dept or about your dept personal)• Attend conferences • Grab unexpected• Organise conferences opportunities• Write up events • Forge links with attended academics• Publish articles
  • 13. http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/p/keep-calm-use-cataloguer-judgement-3/PierceKF@Cardiff.ac.uk @Darklecat