2.6 NACO Training Review

This plan outlines how the Cataloging and Metadata department will review the PCC NACO training during the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 semesters.

Overview

As a NACO Program member our library “contribute[s] authority records for agents, places, works, and expressions to the LC/NACO Authority File” and commits “to support their staff through a process of training, review, and direct contributions of records to the LC/NACO Name Authority File”1. To align our department’s authority work with established NACO standards and practices, training is provided individually as well as department-wide at various times and venues (e.g. one-on-one training sessions, week-long on-site trainings and department meetings). The official NACO training modules are organized into PowerPoint presentations covering the following areas:

For the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 semesters our department will participate in a 33 week-long review of modules 1-5 and 7-8.

Expectations

All non-student employees are expected to participate unless otherwise directed by their supervisor. Weekly updates will be sent via email by the Metadata and Identities Librarian highlighting the NACO training content for that week. Participating employees will review each week’s assigned material following the NACO Module Review Schedule listed below. They will also attend seven 1-hr virtual Q&A sessions conducted by the Metadata and Identities Librarian and Authorities Specialist. These sessions are designed to answer questions, highlight key principles and practices, and clarify material covered during the review.

Future Training

Modules 1-5 and 7-8 will be reviewed by all members of the department. Modules 6 and 6a will be reviewed with faculty in 2022 as part of the Conventional Collective Titles training project. Department-wide training on Modules 6 and 6a will occur in future training sessions.

NACO Module Review Schedule

The following table lists the schedule for reviewing the NACO training modules.

weekdatesmoduleslides
1August 30-September 311-27
2September 6-10128-48
3September 13-17149-86
4September 20-24187-112
5September 27-October 11113-140
6October 4-81141-171
7October 11-151172-199
8October 18-231200-234
9October 25-291235-253
10November 1-521-23
11November 8-12224-42
12November 15-19243-64
13November 22-26Break
14November 29-December 3265-85
15December 6-10289-127
16December 13-1731-21
17December 20-24Break
18December 27-31Break
19January 3-7322-53
20January 10-14354-79
21January 17-21380-101
22Janaury 24-2841-27
23January 31-February 4428-62
24February 7-11463-85
25February 14-18486-118
26February 21-2551-38
27February 28-March 4539-79
28March 7-11580-123
29March 14-185124-151
30March 21-255152-182
31March 28-April 171-39
32April 4-8740-81
33April 11-1581-30

Synchronous Q&A Sessions

There will be seven synchronous 1-hr Q&A sessions scheduled during this training period. Each training session will be held on Zoom led by the Metadata and Identities Librarian. Calendar invitations with the link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to members of the department.

  • September 30, 2021
  • October 29, 2021
  • December 3, 2021
  • January 21, 2022
  • February 25, 2022
  • March 31, 2022
  • April 22, 2022

References

  1. Library of Congress. (2021). NACO – Name Authority Cooperative Program. Retrieved from https://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/naco/index.html

Location / Hours

The Catalog Department is located on Level 6 of the Harold B. Lee Library. The Department is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.