Crash course in Library of Congress Classification system

Crash course in Library of Congress Classification system

Library of Congress Classification (LCC) is a notational system for organizing and arranging the book collections of the Library of Congress. Since its creation in 1898 as a local classification scheme, many academic and research libraries across the United States and Canada have adopted the system. 

This workshop introduces participants to the basic structure and principles of LCC. Throughout the workshop, participants will have opportunities to classify topics using the LCC schedules ( 

By the end of this workshop, students will be able to: 

  • Summarize the concepts behind library classification 
  • Recognize call numbers constructed according to LCC 
  • Classify selected topics using LCC schedules and the LC Classification & Shelflisting Manual 
  • Identify strategies for classifying multidisciplinary and multi-topic bibliographic works 

Instructor: Anna Slawek, Cataloguing Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries, and Fabiano Rocha, Librarian, Japan Studies/Collection & Cataloguing Services, University of Toronto Libraries

Date and Time: Monday October 16, 2023, from 10am – 12pm

Location: Zoom

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