Register for Free RDA Toolkit Demo and LIS Teaching Webinars

Register for Free RDA Toolkit Demo and LIS Teaching Webinars

Tue, 06/29/2021 - 08:25

Registration is now open for two free webinars to be held this July and August respectively. Led by ALA Digital Reference Director James Hennelly, the first free webinar is a new one-hour RDA Toolkit Demo that covers RDA Toolkit releases and updates introduced since the last demo was presented in January. It will be presented live on July 16, 2021 beginning at 11 AM CDT (5 PM London time, 6 PM Cairo time) and recorded for those who are unable to participate live. Although there will be a live Q&A at the webinar's end, we encourage e-mailing questions to rrobinson@ala.org in advance. Register for the July webinar here.

Our second free webinar, Incorporating the Revised RDA in an LIS Cataloging Course, will be presented live for 75 minutes (inclusive of a short Q&A) on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 beginning at 11 AM CDT. In Winter 2021, the presenters of this webinar - May Chan and Elisa Sze of the University of Toronto Libraries - taught RDA following the completion of the 3R Project, as part of the cataloguing course offered within the Master of Information program at the University of Toronto. This presentation will cover the context, planning, and deliverables involved in teaching the revised RDA to a class of novice cataloguers. The presenters, who are both sessional instructors and practitioners, will share their reflections on factors that improve the learning of the revised RDA, pedagogical approaches that worked, and ones that did not work. Register for the August webinar here.

Do you know other RDA community users who don't subscribe to RDA Toolkit? If so, you're encouraged to share the webinar registration links with them; both webinars are open to the public, and neither requires an RDA Toolkit subscription for participation.