Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

2013

Citation

Cabonero, D. & Dolendo, R. (2013). Cataloging and Classification Skills of Library and Information Science Practitioners in their Workplaces: A Case Analysis

Abstract

Information resources are useless when access is not provided. This fundamental function is within the concept of cataloging. Thus, cataloging is an essential process that provides access to all acquired information resources of the library for it allows people to find information needed for their personal and professional growth and development. It also provides access points to information resources in a way that users will be able to find the need information or resources.

With this, the study determined the cataloging and classification skills of library and information science graduates which is centered on assessing the cataloging and classification skills of academic and school librarians in three areas namely, descriptive cataloging, subject analysis and classification. Case analysis was used to five practicing librarians who graduated with the degree Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Library Science and Bachelor of Library and Information Science from the College of Teacher Education, Benguet State University (BSU).

Findings of the study revealed that the cataloging and classification skills of the five library and information science graduates of BSU are generally proficient in the basic areas of descriptive cataloging, subject analysis and classification but found greatest difficulty on subject analysis.