Date(s) - Feb 22 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Description: RDA Lite: a beginning is intended to introduce public service staff to how RDA is affecting the OPAC and explain the changes they are seeing in the catalog. Attendees will be able to identify RDA records when they see them in their catalog, and understand the “why” behind these changes.
Presenter: Denise A. Garofalo is the Associate Librarian for Systems and Catalog Services at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY. Prior to joining the Mount, Denise served as Library Director at the Astor Home for Children, and held various technology positions at the Mid-Hudson Library System.
Before returning to New York State, Denise was the Automation Consultant and ran a cataloging center at the New Hampshire State Library, was Head of Technical Services and Automated Services at the Warwick Public Library, and was a Librarian at the Pawtucket Public Library where she did cataloging and provided readers advisory services. She held positions in Technical Services at the Libraries at the State University of New York at Albany, and worked after-school and summers at the Perry Browne Elementary School Library in Norwich, NY.
Denise has consulted with libraries on technology, cataloging, and digitization projects, and served as an adjunct professor at the Department of Information Studies at the State University of New York at Albany, teaching cataloging and information technology courses.