Coffee Talk: LC Genre/Form Terms Update: The Future is Faceted 

Day: Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 3-4pm Eastern Time

Dorie Kurtz and her co-chair, Amy Phillips, along with a team of PTCP policy specialists have been working on updating the LCGFT manual and creating an Advisory Group for evaluating proposals. Our coffee talk will be an overview of our work thus far and our goals for the future. If there is time remaining at the end, we can answer questions about making proposals to LCGFT, regarding how to use the proposal system or how to formulate proposals.

Dorie Kurtz (she/her) has her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and her MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Previously she was the head of cataloging and acquisitions at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri and a cataloger for the Worcester Public Library System in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is now a Cataloging Policy Specialist in the Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs Division (PTCP) at the Library of Congress. She is the acting chair of the Advisory Group in charge of reviewing the monthly list of proposals of LC Genre/Form Terms.

Amy Phillips (she/her)  holds a Master of Theological Studies from Boston University and a Master of Science in Library Science from The Catholic University of America.

A Cataloging Policy Specialist in the Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs Division (PTCP) at the Library of Congress (LC), she is the co-chair of the LC Genre/Form Terms Advisory Group. Previously she was the Head of Technical Services for Howard University. She has been a cataloging librarian for much of her career, holding positions at Georgetown University’s Woodstock Theological Library, the Andover-Harvard Library at Harvard Divinity School, the Harvard Map Collection, and Boston University’s Library for the School of Theology. She has been a visiting librarian for École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem and Fondazione per Scienze Religiose Giovanni XXIII in Bologna.


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