self pacedCourse Objectives
In this unit, you will learn:

  • The workflow for technical services and acquisitions
  • Creating a cataloging record
  • The purpose of cataloging records
  • General information of cataloging records and types of entries
  • Descriptive information and the format of catalog records
  • Sources for cataloging information

Important Notes:

1) A Certificate of Completion for this course is provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries.

2) User registration data for all ABLE courses is provided to the Idaho Commission for Libraries so they can track user progress.


This course will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete.

self pacedCourse Objectives
In this unit, you will learn about:

  • Purpose of subject headings
  • How subject heading lists are organized
  • Terminology for Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Different types and forms of subject headings
  • How subdivisions are used in subject headings
  • How to use Library of Congress Subject Headings list to assign subject headings
  • How and where to place subject headings in the cataloging record
  • Additional access points to include in a cataloging record

Important Notes:

1) A Certificate of Completion for this course is provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries.

2) User registration data for all ABLE courses is provided to the Idaho Commission for Libraries so they can track user progress.

This course will take approximately 3 hours to complete.

self pacedCourse Objectives
In this unit, you will learn about:

  • The purpose of classification
  • The organization of the Dewey Decimal Classification system
  • The basic steps for classification of an item
  • How to use Dewey Decimal Classification
  • How to create a complete call number

Important Notes:

1) A Certificate of Completion for this course is provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries.

2) User registration data for all ABLE courses is provided to the Idaho Commission for Libraries so they can track user progress.

This course will take approximately 3 hours to complete.

self pacedCourse Objectives
In this unit, you will learn about:

  • The history and purpose of MARC
  • How MARC is organized
  • How MARC tags are used
  • Special issues with non-book cataloging, copy cataloging, and cooperative cataloging.

Important Notes:

1) A Certificate of Completion for this course is provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries.

2) User registration data for all ABLE courses is provided to the Idaho Commission for Libraries so they can track user progress.

This course will take approximately 2 hours to complete.