A Rockstar Cataloger
Designed and stitched by Michele T. Fenton
“An homage to Dr. Doris Hargrett Clack (1928-1995). Dr. Clack was an African American librarian who helped create AACR2, wrote books on cataloging and authority work, and founded the African American Studies Section of ACRL.”
Michele T. Fenton is a catalog librarian at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis, Indiana.
This embroidery is about Doris Hargrett Clack, who was an expert in cataloging and classification. It says “A ROCKSTAR CATALOGER” at the top, with a stitched portrait and “Dr. Doris Hargrett Clack 1928-1995” at the bottom. Also included is the stitched logo for the National Conference of African American Librarians. The piece celebrates Clack’s legacy and is filled with stars and terms to describe her and her achievements:
- 650_0 Catalogs (MARC field and subject term)
- LIS (Library and Information Science)
- African American Librarian
- Z693 (classification for Libraries — Library science. Information science — The collections. The books — Cataloging)
- LCSH (Library of Congress Subject Headings)
- AACR2 (second edition of the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules)
- BCALA (Black Caucus American Library Association)
- ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries)
- Cataloger Extraordinaire
- Z682.4.A37 (classification for Libraries — Library science. Information science — Personnel — Special groups — African Americans)
- Z682.4.C38 (classification for Libraries — Library science. Information science — Personnel — Special groups — Catalogers).