**Announcing the New York Technical Services Librarians (NYTSL) Fall Program**

Like Nailing Jell-O to a Wall: The Maintenance of LCSH
By Janis L. Young  (Library of Congress, Policy and Standards Division)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
5:00 - 7:45 PM
(Refreshments: 5:00-6:00 PM; Program: 6:00-7:45 PM)

The New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, Room 227
476 Fifth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10018

$15 for current members
$30 for event + new or renewed membership
$20 for event + new or renewed student membership
$40 for non-members

Have you ever wanted to know how Library of Congress Subject Headings is maintained? Has the recent media spotlight on LCSH caused you to wonder about culturally or politically sensitive subject headings? If so, please join the New York Technical Services Librarians for a presentation by Janis L. Young, a senior cataloging policy specialist at the Library of Congress, whose job is to keep LCSH up to date.

After a brief non-technical discussion of LC's procedures for adding and revising headings, Ms. Young will relate anecdotes that illustrate the pleasures and challenges of maintaining the most widely used subject vocabulary in the world. Some of those challenges are due to internal factors, such as decisions and policies that were made decades ago but continue to have an impact today. Others are external to LCSH itself, including the perpetual evolution of the English language and the constantly shifting political and cultural climate, both of which progress at breakneck speed in today's fast-paced digital environment.

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Tamara Lee Fultz
Associate Museum Librarian
Thomas J. Watson Library
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