A few weeks ago, I was promoted to Assistant Cataloger at work. I will still have all my other duties of Teen Specialist and circulation, but now I have specific time allotted for cataloging. I am really excited to put another aspect of my degree to use. So far, I haven’t had to do much “real” cataloging. Most of the books I’ve cataloged so far already have records either in the consortium or in OCLC. This definitely makes my job easier, but I think I would like to try my hand at creating a new record from scratch. Sirsi makes it pretty easy, as the descriptions are conveniently located next to the blank fields. Starting a new record is a little intimidating, but I think that once I’ve done it a few times, I will really enjoy it. Although I’ve only been doing it for a few weeks, I’ve really been enjoying cataloging. I’m also excited about cataloging because it will hopefully allow me to expand my career options.
Adventures in Cataloging