Library of Congress Classification: The Basics

Scheduled Dates

September 13 & 14, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT (Register Now)

Course Details
Course Type: 
Topic Area: 
Target Audience: 
Staff with cataloging and classification duties
Course Description

This class will provide an overview of the structure of Library of Congress Classification, with detailed exploration of some
schedules, along with short homework assignments to help you practice your learning. Topics covered also include number building, Cutter numbers, and interpreting instructions found in the classification schedules.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Learn the structure of Library of Congress Classification through an examination of the classification schedules
  • Understand number building and the use of cutter numbers
  • Build Library of Congress Classification numbers for a variety of resources


Homework Expectations
  • There will be a homework assignment at the end of the class.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
Contact Hours: 
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