On the Subject of Headings

On the Subject of Headings

Event Description

Following the success of our series of panels on library classification systems we're looking at the topic of Subject Headings and some of the practical, theoretical, and historical issues about their use in libraries. We will be looking at how they are managed, how they change over time, and how biases form, are identified, and are addressed.

This discussion will be led by four wonderful special guests:

  • Clare O'Hanlon who is a user and enthusiast for Homosaurus
  • Renate Beilharz from the Schools Catalogue Information Service
  • Dorie Kurtz a Cataloguing Policy Specialist at the Library of Congress
  • Anthony McLaughlin Assistant Director, Descriptive Metadata and Cataloguing who works with the AIATSIS Austlang group

This event will be held at the PMI Victorian History Library and be streamed online through ALIA Vic's YouTube channel. The panel event will run for 1 hour. 

For those attending in person, the panel event will be followed by the the presentation of ALIA Awards made by ALIA President, Jane Cowell. Plus refreshments and networking.

This is a free event but bookings are essential.


Sunday, 22 October 2023

'On the Subject of Headings' panel discussion (in person and online) 2-3pm

Awards, refreshments and networking (in person) 3-4pm                                              


PMI Victorian History Library

39 St Edmonds Rd

PRAHRAN   VIC   3181

The event will be streamed online through ALIA Vic's YouTube channel. Please indicate during the registration process if you will be attending online or in-person.


This is a FREE event.


More information

p.    1800 020 071

e.    groups@alia.org.au


Cancellation Policy

Registrations up to 3 weeks prior = full refund
Registrations between 1-2 weeks prior = 50% refund
Registrations cancelled 1 week prior or later = no refund
Registrations can be transferred to other individuals at no cost (in the same registration category).  
Contact [email protected] for information.


Sunday, 22 October 2023
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm AEDT
FREE event
PMI Victorian History Library
39 St Edmonds Rd
2.00 CPD Hours