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Capital Area Library Assistants Interest Group: Resources

CALA focuses on issues facing library support staff and represents those working in academic, public, school or special libraries in non-librarian positions.

General Information

Newsletters and Journals

  • Library WorkLife Monthly newsletter of the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA: Organization for the Advancement of Library Employees)
  • ASSOCIATES: the Electronic Library Support Staff Journal. Published three times a year

ILSs Currently Used by Members

Cataloging Tools

  • RDA Toolkit: Resource Description and Access was developed by the RDA Steering Committee to replace the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd Edition Revised, which were first published in 1978. RDA is a package of data elements, guidelines, and instructions for creating library and cultural heritage resource metadata that are well-formed according to international models for user-focused linked data applications.
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