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Cataloguing with confidence [TG1/cataloguing]


10:00 am - 4:30 pm


7 Ridgmount St, London, WC1E 7AE

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cpd25 in collaboration with the CILIP London Regional Network are pleased to announce a cataloguing workshop where attendees will learn about the theory underpinning current cataloguing standards (AACR2, MARC21, RDA) and gain practical knowledge in cataloguing. The focus will be on developing your cataloguing skills with practical, hands-on sessions using hard copy print books.

The workshop is aimed at those with a basic knowledge or some prior experience of cataloguing, who want to develop their knowledge of RDA, AACR2, MARC fields and practical cataloguing in general. This session will provide attendees with the necessary resources and rules to catalogue books confidently in their workplace.

This will be a full-day face-to-face event, held at CILIP HQ in central London, with refreshments and lunch included. Attendees are asked to bring their own devices, if they can.

cpd25 are pleased to be working with CILIP on our very first collaborative event and will welcome any feedback from attendees which will be used for planning future collaborative events.


Sponsored places

We are offering 2 free sponsored places for students and new professionals who are unable to receive financial support from their institutions.

To apply for one of the sponsored places, please email, using the email subject ‘Cataloguing with Confidence sponsored place’ by Thursday 16 June 2022 and include the following information:

  • Your name, job title and name of institution (if you belong to one)
  • Maximum 250 words on why you feel attending the event will be beneficial to you
  • Your thoughts on how you might apply your experiences after the event.

The recipients of the sponsored places will be asked to produce a short blog post about their experience of the event, which will then be shared via CILIP London and M25 platforms.



9.30 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome from Darlene Maxwell (CPD25) and Alex Kither (CILIP London)

10.15 – 11.00 Cataloguing Theory and History

11-00 – 11.30 – Tea-break

11.30- 12.30 Overview of MARC fields

12.30 – 1.30 Lunch

1.30 – 2.45 – Practical cataloguing session 1

2.45 – 3.00 Break

3.00 – 4.00 Practical cataloguing session 2

4.00 – 4.30 Q&A, Session overview.



Victoria Parkinson, Library Solutions and Metadata Coordinator, Systems, Space and Discovery, King’s College London

Tom Meehan, Head of Cataloguing and Metadata, UCL


CILIP, 7 Ridgmount St, London WC1E 7AE

£50 members
£100 non-member institutions

Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.

*THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. NEW BOOKINGS WILL BE ADDED TO A WAITING LIST* To book a place on the waiting list, please use our online booking form.

Booking form for M25 Members   Booking form for non-Members