Cataloging Manuscripts & Archival Collections Using RDA

This workshop is intended for librarians and library staff responsible for cataloging

This workshop will cover highlights of RDA instructions related to cataloging manuscripts and archival materials including government documents. In addition, the Dominican Institute (Ideo) experience towards cataloging Arabic-Islamic heritage.

Also, Introducing the role of the Dominican Institute (Ideo) Library, towards the research community.

Their journey towards being a map for the Arabic-Islamic heritage through their Integrated Library System, where they apply the international standards for cataloging and indexing. They determine the historical context of the work and examine the relationships between the authors and explore their thoughts and gradually integrate the heritage information, which accommodates the needs of the researchers.

The afternoon session will introduce the new updates in the RDA Toolkit in line with the new release of the NEW Toolkit in September 2022; introducing the new features included.

Who Should Attend?

This Workshop is intended for catalogers and archivists who have are working at the heritage and archive institutions and have little or no experience with rare and archival materials but who nonetheless find themselves faced with a rare or unique collection.

Attendees should already be familiar with the basic concepts and application of RDA.

Learning Outcomes

The attendees of this workshop will be able to use the RDA standard and MARC format specific to manuscript and archival collections and create a MARC record from a finding aid.

Presenter:

Tiffany Garrett

Rania Osman,
Head of Information Institutions and Professional Skills Department, Bibliotheca Alexandrina,
Egypt Chair of the RDA Arabic Translation Team

Tiffany Garrett

Tharwat Al-Olaimi,
Cataloging & Metadata Librarian at University of Sharjah, UAE,
He has experience over 17 years in cataloging and archiving. He is a member of IFLA-BCM review group.

Tiffany Garrett

Engy Elgammal,
Cataloging Director of the Library of the Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies, Cairo, Egypt

 

Cataloging Manuscripts & Archival Collections Using RDA

Sharjah International Library Conference

Preliminary Conference Program
(program will be updated and subject to change)

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Preconference Workshops

9:00 - 16:00 Preconference I (Separate Registration Fee)
To be Announced
  Preconference II (Separate Registration Fee)
To be Announced
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
8:30–9:30 Registration
Librarians’ Lounge, Sharjah Expo Centre Lobby
9:30–10:15 Welcome and Opening Keynote

Tiffany Garrett

Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada, ALA President,
Adult Services Manager,
Palos Verdes Library District, California

10:15–10:45 Break and Visit the Exhibits
10:45–11:40 Session A (concurrent programs)

Finding Joy: Library as Space for Playful Learning and Creativity

How do we instill joy in folks as they return to our libraries? Participants will engage around creating joyful adventures focused on what the library should be about: the joy of learning; the joy of exploring, the joy of experience, and the joy of simply being immersed in an amazing story.

Presenter:

Tiffany Garrett

Stacie Ledden,
Director of Strategic Partnerships.
Anythink, Adams County, Colorado

11:45–12:40 Session B (concurrent programs)

Gamification and Game-Based Learning: Benefits and Tools for Libraries

Game-based learning uses game elements to help students and patrons learn new content and practice new skills in a risk-free setting. Game-based learning experiences can promote a deeper understanding of concepts such as productive struggle. Game-based learning encourages students to become self- directed critical thinkers and problem solvers who work in teams, learn about cooperation, negotiation, persistence, and other important life skills. Attendees will explore teaching strategies and learn about new digital tools.

Presenter:

Tiffany Garrett

Dr. Sam Northern,
Library Media Specialist,
Simpson Elementary School, Simpson County School District, Kentucky

Libraries Key Role in Infodemic Management

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Infodemic as is too much information including false or misleading information in digital and physical environments during a disease outbreak. It causes confusion and risk-taking behaviours that can harm health. It leads to mistrust in health authorities and undermines the public health response. This session will help you educate yourself and how your library can be part of the solution.

Presenter:

Tiffany Garrett

Abdullah Al-Hinai,
Director of the Medical Library,
Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Raising Readers for Life and Services Supporting Seniors: Programing for Patron Stages of Life

Internationally recognized for their innovative and impactful programming in 27 locations, staff for the National Library Board of Singapore will share how they make a difference for young and old. Their Early Read Programme helps parents and preschool educators nurture a love for reading among young children aged 0 to 6. The Library reaches seniors no matter what their interests are with health and craft workshops to book clubs, and more.

Presenter:

Tiffany Garrett

Fa’izah Ahmad,
Head, Early Literacy,
National Library Board of Singapore

Tiffany Garrett

Grace Sim,
Head, Seniors,
National Library Board of Singapore

12:40–13:40 Lunch and Library Exhibits
13:45–14:40 Session C (concurrent programs)

Student-Created Media: Designing Research, Learning, and Skill-Building Experiences

This program will provide insight on how librarians and their faculty partners in designing assignments for authentic learning and supporting students in multimedia production. Your library has an opportunity to partner with faculty to foster student-created media, which can be the perfect showcase for students’ ideas, research, subject knowledge, and media literacy skill set development. Hear case studies, questions to help assignment development with faculty, technologies to use, student media creation support services, and impact.

Presenter:

Tiffany Garrett

Scott Spicer,
Media Outreach Librarian,
University of Minnesota, Minnesota

Connecting with the Hard-to-Reach Upper Grade Students: Challenges and Success Stories

School libraries play an essential part in discovering students’ talents, cultivating their minds, and developing strong personalities. Learn how to engage the upper grades students to participate in the librarian activities and encourage them to come out with ideas for more activities that attract their peers. This includes strategies learned during the pandemic with the use of technology to connect with students and adapt librarian activities to be delivered anytime anywhere.

Presenter:

Tiffany Garrett

Sarah Mahmoud EL- Daly,
Head of Libraries Department,
Mansoura College International Language Schools, Mansoura, Egypt

14:45-15:50 Poster Session - Visual presentations of best practices
16:00-16:55 Session D (concurrent programs)

Academic Libraries and Student Workers as Success Agents

Most academic libraries rely heavily on student workers and part-time staff to help extend open hours and provide basic support. But student workers are capable of really adding value beyond what has been done in the past. Hear from staff at the American University of Sharjah on their great work to create an innovative student assistant program making use of the skills of the students for creative instruction materials such a such as video hacks and more. Great ideas for you for leveraging your student and part-time staffers.

Presenter:

Tiffany Garrett

Latifa Baali,
Public Services Librarian,
American University Sharjah

Tiffany Garrett

Alanna Ross,
Associate University Librarian for Public Services

Thursday, November 10
8:30–9:00 Registration (and beverages and snacks)
9:00–9:55 Session E (concurrent programs)

Libraries Build Business

Libraries and libraries can be economic engines by offering programming or services to local entrepreneurs and the small business community, and university students. Based on a recent successful ALA grant program, this session will outline how libraries can partner with the local business community by creating business incubators, co-working and maker spaces, introductory business classes, ownership, web design, marketing and accounting, mentoring groups, access to with small business owners, specialized equipment and technology; promotion and marketing assistance; as well as research and reference services, including assistance navigating legal and business licensures and requirements.

Presenter:

Tiffany Garrett

Julie Brophy,
Adult & Community Engagement Manager,
Baltimore County Public Library

School Librarians of the Year: Sharing Stories, Lessons, and Keys to Successes

This year’s recipients of the School Librarian of the Year Awards*, organized by the Emirates Literature Foundation, will show you how they created successful school library programs. Topics featured will include boosting reading in the secondary environment; reading initiatives developed to promote the love of reading, and using Evidence Based Practice to evaluate impact. Learn new ideas from award winners and colleagues to implement in your library

10:00-10:40 Second Day Keynote
To be announced
10:40–11:10 Break and Exhibits
11:10–12:10 Knowledge Café

An opportunity for one on one and group discussions with experts and colleagues to ask, answer, discuss different issues and challenges going on in libraries. Come away with knowledge, ideas, and strategies to move yourself and your library forward.

12:10-13:10 Lunch and Library Exhibits
13:10-14:05 Session F (concurrent programs)

Engaging Hard to Reach Teenagers

As past president of ALA’s Young Adult Library Services Association, Czarnecki will provide insight and ideas on how to reach and engage teenagers, especially those that are from underprivileged backgrounds.

Presenter:

Tiffany Garrett

Kelly Czarnecki,
YALSA Past President,
Teen Loft Manager, Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library, North

14:05-15:00 Second Day Keynote
Poster Session - Visual presentations of best practices
15:00-15:55 Session G (concurrent programs)
16:00-16:30 Conference Closing Session
Distribution of Certificates