The Catalogers Learning Workshop grew out of an effort that began at the 2000 Library of Congress conference "Bibliographic Control for the New Millennium." The resulting action plan includes several goals such as providing appropriate training and education to improve bibliographic control of Web resources.
A number of workshops and curricula have been developed to address Web bibliographic control training and continuing education. The joint ALCTS/PCC Continuing Education Training Materials committee oversees the currency of CLW courses, recruiting expert assistance to update the content. The Cooperative and Instructional Programs Division of the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate at the Library of Congress provides free access to CLW information and materials through the CLW web site.
Participating programs in the CLW include:
- Cataloging for the 21st Century (CAT21)
- Cooperative Cataloging Training (CCT)
- Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program (SCCTP))