[Library Media] Race-based subject headings

Cindy Mitchell cindy.mitchell at jordandistrict.org
Wed Mar 8 09:45:49 MST 2017


See - I'm so glad that we have the list_serv to talk things out.  It is so
easy to get stuck in our own heads and not see a bigger picture. Thank you
to those who already helped me think differently.

Cindy M.

On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 7:40 AM, Cindy Mitchell <
cindy.mitchell at jordandistrict.org> wrote:

> I have been editing a lot of MARC records lately and whenever I see
> "African American" or "Korean American" and other such subject headings
> they make me cringe.  I am thinking of deleting them all together.
> Especially because the information is usually available in the summary of
> the book and who sees the subject headings any more except for us?  I'd
> appreciate some thoughts on this.
>
> FYI - I have already eliminated the "Girls", "Teenagers", and "Boys"
> subject headings!
>
> --
> Cindy Mitchell
> South Jordan Middle School
> 10245 S 2700 W
> South Jordan UT 84095
> 801-412-2900 <(801)%20412-2900>
> fax: 801-412-2930 <(801)%20412-2930>
>



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Cindy Mitchell
South Jordan Middle School
10245 S 2700 W
South Jordan UT 84095
801-412-2900
fax: 801-412-2930
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